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    Rough Quarries, Rocks and Hills: John Pull and the Neolithic Flint Mines of Sussex (John Pull and the Neolithic Flint Mines of Sussex) (Paperback) By (author) Miles Russell

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    DescriptionThe Neolithic was a period of prolific activity for the South Downs in Sussex, when enclosures and monuments were being built, ditches cut, large areas cleared and flint was extracted from the ground. This study features one of the last, great unpublished excavation archives relating to fieldwork conducted on the Neolithic monuments of the South Downs, carried out by John Henry Pull in the 1920s-50s. It includes reports from four major areas of flint mining (Blackpatch, Church Hill, Cissbury and Tolmere), largely based on contemporary records and accounts, with comments and observations from Miles Russell. The specialist reports and studies of artefact assemblages are to be published in a separate report.


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    Title
    Rough Quarries, Rocks and Hills
    Subtitle
    John Pull and the Neolithic Flint Mines of Sussex
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miles Russell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 290
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 744 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842170540
    ISBN 10: 1842170546
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    DC22: 930.1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000
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    DC21: 936.22601
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESX
    Thema V1.0: NK, NHD
    Illustrations note
    b/w illus
    Publisher
    Oxbow Books
    Imprint name
    Oxbow Books
    Publication date
    01 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    The documentation includes plans, sections, site notebooks, photographs, specialist reports (some on environmental data), hand written texts, typescripts and drawings all inked for publication. The finds, moreover, were all there, in storerooms and museum cases. To say that we were amazed would be an understatement says Miles Russell. It makes one wonder how many similar treasure troves lurk in our museums, and whether, if listed and made known, more people would be encouraged to write up old unpublished excavations, dispiriting though that can often be. The book presents much of the information without significant editing or alteration, so that it is essentially the original work of John Pull and his collaborators C.E. Sainsbury and Arthur Voice.' 'We are richly rewarded by Miles Russells efforts, and John Pull at last takes his place in the story of British archaeology.'--Jeffrey May"Current Archaeology" (01/01/0001)"