Prehistoric Britain / Edition 1

Prehistoric Britain / Edition 1

by Joshua Pollard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405125462

ISBN-13: 9781405125468

Pub. Date: 07/15/2008

Publisher: Wiley

The momentum provided by ongoing fieldwork and innovative archaeological interpretation is pushing British prehistory to the forefront of contemporary archaeological research. Prehistoric Britain taps into and incorporates the very latest archaeological findings to provide a fascinating overview of the development of human societies in Britain from the Upper

Overview

The momentum provided by ongoing fieldwork and innovative archaeological interpretation is pushing British prehistory to the forefront of contemporary archaeological research. Prehistoric Britain taps into and incorporates the very latest archaeological findings to provide a fascinating overview of the development of human societies in Britain from the Upper Palaeolithic to the end of the Iron Age.

Breaking free of the constraints of traditional, period-based narratives, Prehistoric Britain offers readers an incisive synthesis and much-needed overview of current research themes. The book presents a series of essays from leading scholars and professionals who address the very latest trends in current research. Drawing upon original, innovative fieldwork and in-depth analysis, Prehistoric Britain provides a thorough examination of the issues central to the study of British prehistory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405125468
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/15/2008
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology Series, #10
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgements.

1. The Construction of Prehistoric Britain: Joshua Pollard (University of Bristol).

2. The British Upper Palaeolithic: Paul Pettitt (University of Sheffield).

3. The Mesolithic–Neolithic Transition in Britain: Julian Thomas (University of Manchester).

4. Foodways and Social Ecologies from the Early Mesolithic to the Early Bronze Age: Rick Schulting (University of Oxford).

5. Temporary Spaces in the Mesolithic and Neolithic: Understanding Landscapes: Lesley McFadyen (University of Leicester).

6. The Architecture of Monuments: Vicki Cummings (University of Central Lancashire).

7. Lithic Technology and the Chaîne Opératoire: Chantal Conneller (University of Manchester).

8. How the Dead Live: Mortuary Practices, Memory and the Ancestors in Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain and Ireland: Andrew Jones (University of Southampton).

9. The Development of an Agricultural Countryside: David Field.

10. Foodways and Social Ecologies from the Middle Bronze Age to Late Iron Age: Jacqui Mulville (University of Cardiff).

11. The Architecture of Routine Life: Joanna Brück (University College Dublin).

12. Later Prehistoric Landscapes and Inhabitation: Robert Johnston (University of Sheffield).

13. Ceramic Technologies and Social Relations: Ann Woodward (University of Birmingham).

14. Exchange, Object Biographies and the Shaping of Identities, 10,000–1000 B.C.: Stuart Needham (British Museum).

15. Identity, Community and the Person in Later Prehistory: Melanie Giles (University of Manchester).

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