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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


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


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


Houses Into Tombs

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/9780199608096.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

At the French site of Aillevans, not far from the border with Switzerland, there is a group of megalithic tombs (Pétrequin and Pinigre 1976). At first sight, these monuments conform to a wider ... More


Materials, Colour, and Light

Andrew Meirion Jones

in Prehistoric Materialities: Becoming Material in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199556427
eISBN:
9780191804380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199556427.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the material properties of light. It suggests that light alters the experiential appreciation of materials; and that the effects of light are as significant as solid features ... 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


From Centre to Circumference

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/9780199608096.003.0018
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book began with one site in Ireland and closes with another. The Loughcrew Hills in County Meath include at least twenty-five megalithic tombs, located on three summits along a prominent ... More


Introduction: Neolithic Britain—encounters and reflections

Keith Ray and Julian Thomas

in Neolithic Britain: The Transformation of Social Worlds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198823896
eISBN:
9780191917288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823896.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Is it possible to experience the Neolithic period (c.4000—c.2400 BCE) in Britain today? Of course not, or not in any literal sense. And yet, there are devices that we ... More


The Research in Retrospect

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/9780199659777.003.0013
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In some respects this project was the successor to the research published in 2007 as The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland, but there are significant contrasts between the books. The results of ... More


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