Landscape, Monuments and Society: The Prehistory of Cranborne Chase

Landscape, Monuments and Society: The Prehistory of Cranborne Chase

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Overview

Cranborne Chase, in central southern England, is the area where British field archaeology developed in its modern form. The site of General Pitt Rivers' pioneering excavations in the nineteenth century, Cranborne Chase also provides a microcosm of virtually all the major types of filed monument present in southern England as a whole. Much of the archaeological material has fortuitously survived, offering the fullest chronological cover of any part of the prehistoric British landscape. Martin Green began working in this region in 1968 and was joined by John Barrett and Richard Bradley in 1977 for a fuller programme of survey and excavation that lasted for nearly ten years. In this important study, they apply some of the questions in prehistory to one of the first regions of the country to be studied in such detail. The book is a regional study of long-term change in British prehistory, and contains a unique collection of data. A landmark in the archaeological literature, it will be essential reading for students and scholars of British prehistory and social and historical geography, and also for all those involved with archaeological methods.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521109222
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/18/2009
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Time and Place: 1. The archaeology of social reproduction John C. Barrett; 2. The study area Richard Bradley; 3. The development of fieldwork in the study area Richard Bradley; 4. The development of the landscape in the study area Richard Bradley, Mark Bowden, Roy Entwistle, Peter Fisher, Martin Jones, A. J. Legge and Mark Robinson; Part II. The Earlier Neolithic: 1. Introduction Richard Bradley; 2. The nature of the evidence Richard Bradley and Julie Gardiner; 3. The Mesolithic background Richard Bradley; 4. The Earlier Neolithic: the evidence of domestic activity Julie Gardiner, Rosamund Cleal and Richard Bradley; 5. The evidence of earthwork monuments Richard Bradley; Part III. The Later Neolithic: 1. Introduction Richard Bradley; 2. The evidence of domestic activity Richard Bradley, Rosamund Cleal, Julie Gardiner, A. J. Legge, Martin Green, Andrew Brown, Mark Bowden and Barry Lewis; Part IV. The Early Bronze Age: 1. Introduction John C. Barrett and Richard Bradley; 2. The artefact sequences John C. Barrett, Julie Gardiner, Rosamund Cleal, Brendan O'Connor and Richard Bradley; Part IV. The Early Bronze Age: 1 Introduction John C. Barrett and Richard Bradley; 2. The artefact sequences John C. Barrett, Julie Gardiner, Rosamund Cleal, Brendan O'Connor, Richard Bradley, Martin Green, A. J. Legge and Juliet Rogers; Part V. The Middle Bronze Age: 1. Introduction John C. Barrett; 2. The excavations: South Lodge enclosure, cemetery and field system John C. Bradley, Richard Bradley, Juliet Rogers, Mark Bowden, S. Butcher, Brendan O'Connor, A. J. Legge, Martin Jones, Jameson Wooders and Martin Green; Part VI. The Late Bronze Age and Iron Age: 1. Introduction John C. Barrett; 2. Chronology John C. Barrett and Brendan O'Connor; 3. Later first millennium settlement morphology Mark Corney; 4. Synthesis John C. Barrett and Mark Corney; References; Index.

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