Life and Death in the Bronze Age

Life and Death in the Bronze Age : An Archaeologist's Field-Work

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This is a great work by one of the pioneers of modern archaeology. The period covered is from 1700 to 700 B.C. and is mainly concerned with the author s field work in western Britain. It deals with burial ritual dances, processions, "houses of the dead," the objects deposited, the building of the barrow; and it shows by line drawings and photographs how scientific excavation nowadays is planned and executed. The book gathers together an immense amount of research completed over a long span of years on burials and the ceremonial which attended them. Originally published in 1959."show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 188.98 x 245.87mm | 503.49g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1138817767
  • 9781138817760

Table of contents

Preface.  Introduction  1. A Barrow in North Wales â Neolithic-Bronze Age Transition, c. 1700 B.C., and Secondaries  2. a). Field Archaeology in West Wales, 1925-6  b). Pottery from Burials in West and North Wales, 1925-6  3. Barrow-Digging in West and South Wales â Early Bronze Age  4. The âFood-Vesselâ Phase of Culture in Britain  5. Composite (Earth and Stone) Barrows in Glamorgan â Early and Middle Bronze Age  6. Turf Barrows in South Wales â Middle and Late Bronze Age  7. Commentaryshow more