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Function 2: Social, Economic, Ritual

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.00012
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

In southern England, in terms of prevailing environmental conditions most hillforts could have been occupied or used on a permanent rather than seasonal basis. With the exception of Exmoor and ... More


Ethnographic Models

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.00014
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Evaluating the contribution that a study of ethnographic models can make to an understanding of the role of hillforts in Iron Age society is as fraught with difficulties as is a critical assessment ... More


Conclusion: A Sense of Place

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

It has often been supposed that the Anglo-Saxon poet lamenting the passing of an heroic society was referring to the ruins of Roman walls, for some reason decorated with serpentiform designs. But ... More


Defining Issues

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

‘Hillfort’ is a term of convenience. It is widely recognized that the monuments in question are not restricted topographically to hills, and that their role may not have been primarily, and ... More


Inside and Outside of Hillforts

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

By the 1960s, a greater interest in the social and economic role of hillforts demanded more extensive excavation of their interiors. Whilst fieldwork was still dependent on volunteer labour and ... More


Hillforts in the Landscape

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Landscape in common usage refers to the physical landforms of hills, valleys, rivers, and lakes, together with vegetational cover that may have changed significantly over the centuries depending ... More


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