Ancestral Geographies of the Neolithic: Landscapes, Monuments and Memory / Edition 1

Ancestral Geographies of the Neolithic: Landscapes, Monuments and Memory / Edition 1

by Mark Edmonds
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415204321

ISBN-13: 9780415204323

Pub. Date: 05/14/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Archaeological evidence suggests that Neolithic sites had many different, frequently contradictory functions, and there may have been other uses for which no evidence survives. How can archaeologists present an effective interpetation, with the consciousness that both their own subjectivity, and the variety of conflicting views will determine their approach.
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Overview

Archaeological evidence suggests that Neolithic sites had many different, frequently contradictory functions, and there may have been other uses for which no evidence survives. How can archaeologists present an effective interpetation, with the consciousness that both their own subjectivity, and the variety of conflicting views will determine their approach.
Because these sites have become a focus for so much controversy,
the problem of presenting them to the public assumes a critical importance. The authors do not seek to provide a comprehensive review of the archaeology of all these causewayed sites in Britain; rather they use them as case studies in the development of an archaeological interpetation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415204323
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/14/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
1Settings and scenes1
2Origins11
3Ancestral geographies15
4Keeping to the path32
5Working stone36
6A gift from the ancestors51
7The living and the dead56
8Attending to the dead75
9A time and a place for enclosure80
10Drawing the line106
11Arenas of value110
12The pattern of things130
13Changes in the land134
14Post excavation152
Postscript155
Bibliography163
Index169

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