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Materials and Scale

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/9780199556427.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the issue of scale and materials. It presents two case studies. The first examines how both the gigantic and the miniature were deployed in the passage tombs of Neolithic ... More


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


Prehistoric Materialities: Becoming Material in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Andrew Meirion Jones

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199556427
eISBN:
9780191804380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199556427.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Humans occupy a material environment that is constantly changing. Yet in the twentieth century, archaeologists studying British prehistory have overlooked this fact in their search for past systems ... 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


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