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

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415204323
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/14/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Edmonds is Senior Lecturer in landscape archaeology at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Stone Tools and Society.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
1 Settings and scenes 1
2 Origins 11
3 Ancestral geographies 15
4 Keeping to the path 32
5 Working stone 36
6 A gift from the ancestors 51
7 The living and the dead 56
8 Attending to the dead 75
9 A time and a place for enclosure 80
10 Drawing the line 106
11 Arenas of value 110
12 The pattern of things 130
13 Changes in the land 134
14 Post excavation 152
Postscript 155
Bibliography 163
Index 169
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