Social Relations in Later Prehistory: Wessex in the First Millennium BC

Social Relations in Later Prehistory: Wessex in the First Millennium BC

by Niall Sharples
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199577714

ISBN-13: 9780199577712

Pub. Date: 06/25/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

In this fully illustrated study, Niall Sharples examine the complex social relationships of the Wessex region of southern England in the first millennium BC. He considers the nature of the landscape and manner of its organization, the methods that bring people together into large communities, the role of the individual, and how the region relates to other regions

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In this fully illustrated study, Niall Sharples examine the complex social relationships of the Wessex region of southern England in the first millennium BC. He considers the nature of the landscape and manner of its organization, the methods that bring people together into large communities, the role of the individual, and how the region relates to other regions of Britain and Europe. These thematic concerns cover a detailed analysis of the significance of hillforts, the development of coinage and other exchange processes, the character of houses, and the nature of burial practices. Sharples offers an exciting new picture of a period and a region which has considerable importance for British archaeology, and he also provides all archaeologists interested in prehistory with a model of how later prehistoric society can be interpreted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199577712
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/25/2010
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

1 Introduction 1

2 The Landscape Context 13

3 Creating a Community 90

4 The House as a Cosmology 174

5 Defining the Individual 238

6 Wessex in Context 310

App The Chronological Basis 318

Bibliography 325

Index 363

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