British Barrows

A Record of the Examination of Sepulchral Mounds in Various Parts of England

Author: William Greenwell



Category: Craniology

Page: 784

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Cowlam Wold Barrows

Author: Lorna Watts

Publisher: York University Department of Archaeology


Category: Cowlam Wold Site

Page: 32

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British and Irish Archaeology

A Bibliographical Guide


Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 344

View: 125

Neolithic Britain

New Stone Age sites of England, Scotland and Wales

Author: Rodney Castleden

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 460

View: 296

The climax of the Stone Age in Britain, the Neolithic period (4700-2000BC), was a period of startling achievement. The British Isles are rich in Neolithic sites, which give us evidence of a complex and surprisingly developed archaic society. The author surveys 1100 secular and ceremonial sites in Britain, selecting some for detailed explanation; from these a sense of the diversity and dynamism of the living Neolithic communities emerges. He presents a comprehensive, profusely illustrated and up-to-date view of the Neolithic, organised by county. Archaeologists and prehistorians will find this book of interest and it should prove indispensable to students of archaeology as a source of information about the British Neolithic.

The Neolithic-Bronze Age Transition in Britain

A Critical Review of Some Archaeological and Craniological Concepts

Author: Neil Brodie

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 240

Subtitled `a critical review of some archaeological and craniological concepts',this is an innovative and controversial study of the Beaker Culture problem; diffusion or migration into Britain. The first part of the book critically reviews previous work on the problem and suggests that the processualist revolt against migrational explanations might have been an error in this case. The second part presents an original study of English Neolithic and Bronze Age crania which, although inconclusive, moves a step nearer to a migrationist explanatory framework.

The Ancient Burial-mounds of England

Author: L.V. Grinsell

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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First published in 1936 and rewritten in 1953, this book embodies the results of the author’s extensive researches and fieldwork. Part one considers types of barrows and dating, their building and the cult of the dead from Palaeolithic to Saxon times. A chapter is dedicated to maps and another to fieldwork in particular, while the final bit of the introductory material discussed barrow-digging from the time of the Romans to the twentieth century. Part two is the regional surveys, from Cornwall to Kent and northwards to the Scottish border.

The Earlier Iron Age in Britain and the Near Continent

Author: Colin Haselgrove

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 428

View: 885

Seeks to establish what we now know (and do not know) about Earlier Iron Age communities in Britain and their neighbours on the Continent. The authors look at how communities of the Late Bronze Age transform into those of the Earlier Iron Age, and how we understand the social changes of the later first millennium BC.