Prehistoric Britain / Edition 1

Prehistoric Britain / Edition 1

by Joshua Pollard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405125454

ISBN-13: 9781405125451

Pub. Date: 07/21/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Informed by the latest research and in-depth analysis, Prehistoric Britain provides students and scholars alike with a fascinating overview of the development of human societies in Britain from the Upper Paleolithic to the end of the Iron Age.

  • Offers readers an incisive synthesis and much-needed overview of current research themes

Overview

Informed by the latest research and in-depth analysis, Prehistoric Britain provides students and scholars alike with a fascinating overview of the development of human societies in Britain from the Upper Paleolithic to the end of the Iron Age.

  • Offers readers an incisive synthesis and much-needed overview of current research themes
  • Includes essays from leading scholars and professionals who address the very latest trends in current research
  • Explores the interpretive debates surrounding major transitions in British prehistory

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405125451
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/21/2008
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures vii

List of Tables x

Notes on Contributors xi

Acknowledgements xv

1 The Construction of Prehistoric Britain Joshua Pollard 1

2 The British Upper Palaeolithic Paul Pettitt 18

3 The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in Britain Julian Thomas 58

4 Foodways and Social Ecologies from the Early Mesolithic to the Early Bronze Age Rick Schulting 90

5 Temporary Spaces in the Mesolithic and Neolithic: Understanding Landscapes Lesley McFadyen 121

6 The Architecture of Monuments Vicki Cummings 135

7 Lithic Technology and the Chaine Operatoire Chantal Conneller 160

8 How the Dead Live: Mortuary Practices, Memory and the Ancestors in Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain and Ireland Andrew Jones 177

9 The Development of an Agricultural Countryside David Field 202

10 Foodways and Social Ecologies from the Middle Bronze Age to Late Iron Age Jacqui Mulville 225

11 The Architecture of Routine Life Joanna Bruck 248

12 Later Prehistoric Landscapes and Inhabitation Robert Johnston 268

13 Ceramic Technologies and Social Relations Ann Woodward 288

14 Exchange, Object Biographies and the Shaping of Identities, 10,000-1000 B.C. Stuart Needham 310

15 Identity, Community and the Person in Later Prehistory Melanie Giles 330

Index 351

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