Collared Urns: Of the Bronze Age in Great Britain and Ireland

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Collared Urns represent a unified pottery tradition in the prehistory of the British Isles. They serve the archaeologist not only as a source for defining the Bronze Age, but as the basis for understanding regional diversities and as a context for explaining social and cultural development. In this definitive study Dr Longworth bases his new and exhaustive analysis on a complete corpus of known Collared Urns. Each surviving example has been studied; this volume presents a detailed description, notes on the archaeological context and wherever possible, an analytical drawing. The resultant catalogue will serve as a reference book for all concerned with the prehistory of Britain and Ireland, while the discussion of the urns and their prehistoric context sets a firm foundation for the understanding of the Bronze Age.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521105927
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/2/2009
  • Series: Gulbenkian Archaeological Series
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Fabric, form and decoration; 2. The primary series; 3. The secondary series; 4. Funerary practices and associated grave furniture; 5. Domestic and non-funerary contexts; 6. Chronology; 7. The Collared Urn tradition; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Abbreviations; Catalogue; Plates.

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