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Changing places: monuments and the Neolithic transition in western France

Chris Scarre

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The suggestion that monuments were not a feature of the initial Neolithic poses anew the question of the Mesolithic contribution to the earliest Neolithic of Atlantic Europe. Put bluntly, are these ... More


At the Edges of the World: The Brittany Passage Graves

Chris Scarre

in Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199281626
eISBN:
9780191804311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199281626.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the passage graves in Brittany. It explains that passage graves are one of the most numerous and widespread varieties of megalithic monument and describes the basic principle of ... More


Power and Place: Connecting with the Land

Chris Scarre

in Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199281626
eISBN:
9780191804311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199281626.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the megalithic monuments of Neolithic Brittany. It considers the origins of the megalithic monuments in the Mesolithic Period, ... More


The First Monuments

Chris Scarre

in Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199281626
eISBN:
9780191804311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199281626.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the origins of the megalithic monuments of Brittany. It describes the Grand Menhir Brise at Locmariaquer and the Kerloas menhir in Finistere and analyses whether they constitute ... More


Peopling the Landscape: Perspectives from Historical Geography

Chris Scarre

in Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199281626
eISBN:
9780191804311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199281626.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the historical geography of Neolithic Brittany and the peopling of its landscape. It describes the prehistoric settlement of Brittany, the slow progress of agricultural ... More


The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval Europe

Marta Díaz-Guardamino, Leonardo García Sanjuán, and David Wheatley (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198724605
eISBN:
9780191916823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724605.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

This volume explores the pervasive influence exerted by some prehistoric monuments on European social life over thousands of years, and reveals how they can act as a node linking people through ... More


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