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The Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age: The Time of The Sacred Circle

Ronald Hutton

in Pagan Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300197716
eISBN:
9780300198584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197716.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The monumental forms of Early to the Late Neolithic include round ceremonial enclosures and circular settings for the burial of human remains. In Ireland, the developed passage grave or passage tomb ... More


Regional Monumental Landscapes (3700–2500 bc)

Richard Bradley, Colin Haselgrove, Marc Vander Linden, and Leo Webley

in The Later Prehistory of North-West Europe: The Evidence of Development-Led Fieldwork

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199659777
eISBN:
9780191918285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199659777.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

By about 3700 BC every region of the study area had been settled by farmers (Fig. 3.1), although there must have been local differences between the areas that were colonized by immigrants and those ... More


The Circular Ruins

Richard Bradley

in The Idea of Order: The Circular Archetype in Prehistoric Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199608096
eISBN:
9780191918124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199608096.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This is not a book about a period or a place; it is about an idea. Why did so many people in prehistoric Europe build circular monuments? Why did they choose to live in circular houses, when other ... More


Turning to Stone

Richard Bradley

in The Idea of Order: The Circular Archetype in Prehistoric Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199608096
eISBN:
9780191918124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199608096.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The starting point for this chapter is a work by the German artist Joseph Beuys. ‘7000 oaks’ is an installation which he inaugurated at Kassel, a city that had been damaged during the Second World ... More


Changes in the Pattern of Settlement (1600–1100 bc)

Richard Bradley, Colin Haselgrove, Marc Vander Linden, and Leo Webley

in The Later Prehistory of North-West Europe: The Evidence of Development-Led Fieldwork

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199659777
eISBN:
9780191918285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199659777.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The Three Age Model has outlived its usefulness, but even now it is difficult to see how it can be replaced. The beginning of the Bronze Age is sometimes termed the Chalcolithic, and the transition ... More


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