Ancestral Geographies of the Neolithic: Landscapes, Monuments and Memory

Ancestral Geographies of the Neolithic: Landscapes, Monuments and Memory

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By (author) Mark Edmonds, By (author) Barbara Bender

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 14mm | 320g
  • Publication date: 11 March 1999
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415204321
  • ISBN 13: 9780415204323
  • Edition: 2
  • Illustrations note: 39 line figures, 22 b&w photographs, bibliography
  • Sales rank: 914,387

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Archaeological evidence suggests that Neolithic sites had many different, frequently contradictory functions, and there may have been other uses for which no evidence survives. How can archaeologists present an effective interpetation, with the consciousness that both their own subjectivity, and the variety of conflicting views will determine their approach. Because these sites have become a focus for so much controversy, the problem of presenting them to the public assumes a critical importance. The authors do not seek to provide a comprehensive review of the archaeology of all these causewayed sites in Britain; rather they use them as case studies in the development of an archaeological interpetation.

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Mark Edmonds is Senior Lecturer in landscape archaeology at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Stone Tools and Society.

Table of contents

Setting and Scenes, Origins, Ancestral Geographies, Keeping to the Path, Working Stone, A Gift from the Ancestors, The Living and the Dead, Attending to the Dead, A Time and a Place for Enclosure, Drawing the Line, Arenas of Value, The Pattern of Things, Changes in the Land, Post Excavation, Bibliography.