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Parker Pearson, Michael 1957-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 220 publications in 1 language and 6,344 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Conference proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DA142, 936.2319
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Parker Pearson
If stones could speak : unlocking the secrets of Stonehenge by Marc Aronson( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the mysterious monument of Stonehenge and reveals some of its secrets and history
Stonehenge : a new understanding : solving the mysteries of the greatest stone age monument by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its being one of prehistory's most alluring landmarks, before the Stonehenge Riverside Project led by noted archeologist Mike Parker Pearson, only half of Stonehenge itself'and far less of its surroundings'had ever been investigated, and many records from previous digs are inaccurate or incomplete. With fresh evidence based on seven years of unprecedented access to the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, this excavation replaces centuries of speculation about even the most fundamental mysteries of Stonehenge with hard proof. Stonehenge changes the way we think about the site, correcting previously erroneous dating, filling gaps in our knowledge about its builders and how they lived, clarifying the monument's significance both celestially and as a burial ground, and contextualizing Stonehenge'which sits at the center of one of the densest prehistoric settlements in history'within the broader landscape of the Neolithic Age
The archaeology of death and burial by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The archaeology of death and burial is central to our attempts to understand vanished societies. Through the remains of funerary rituals we can learn not only about the attitudes of prehistoric people to death and the afterlife, but also about their way of life, their social organization and their view of the world. This book reviews the latest research in this field, and describes the sometimes controversial interpretations that have led to rapid advances in our understanding of life and death in the distant past." "The Archaeology of Death and Burial provides an overview and synthesis of one of the most revealing fields of research into the past. It creates a context for several discoveries - from Tutankhamen to the Ice Man - and will find a market among archaeologists, prehistorians, social anthropologists, historians and others who have a professional interest in, or general curiosity about, death and burial."--Jacket
Earthly remains : the history and science of preserved human bodies by Andrew Chamberlain( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The preserved remains of other human beings hold a special fascination for the living. Earthly Remains explores the history and science behind such phenomena and examines cases ranging from ancient Egyptian mummies to twentieth-century politicians, from Iron Age bog bodies to the extraordinary finds at Pompeii." "Illustrated with the haunting images of many of the cases discussed, Earthly Remains is a compelling book that will appeal to everyone's sense of mystery in the history and origins of our ancestors."--Jacket
Architecture and order : approaches to social space by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We take the built environment for granted; yet we create worlds of meaning through the buildings we construct. Architecture is a powerful medium for representing, ordering and classifying the world. For over a decade archaeologists have been using concepts of the symbolic use of space, but until now there has been no single study of this field, or its interaction with architecture and anthropology. Architecture and Order draws together the work of anthropologists, psychologists, social theorists, architects and archaeologists to explore people's relationships with their architecture. In many societies, houses and tombs have encoded cultural meanings and values which are invoked and recalled through the practices of daily and ritual life. Case studies include the early farming communities of Europe, from before the use of metals, to the Classical and medieval worlds of the Mediterranean and Europe. Studies of the recent past and present include an overview of hunter-gatherers' camp organisation, a reassessment of the use of space amongst the Dogon of West Africa and an examination of mental disorders relating to the use of space in Britain. The book goes beyond the implication that culture determines form to develop an approach which integrates meaning and practice. Architecture and Order is a new approach to the examination of archaeological evidence. It will be essential reading for students of archaeology, anthropology and cultural studies, and will also appeal to students of history and psychology
English Heritage book of Bronze Age Britain by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the 4000 years of British prehistory, including an examination of the ways in which we interpret the challenging and tantalizing evidence thrown up from this period, and the arguments and theories of archaeologists
Stonehenge : exploring the greatest Stone Age mystery by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its being one of prehistory's most alluring landmarks, before the Stonehenge Riverside Project led by noted archeologist Mike Parker Pearson, only half of Stonehenge itself -- and far less of its surroundings -- had ever been investigated, and many records from previous digs are inaccurate or incomplete. With fresh evidence based on seven years of unprecedented access to the Stonehenge World Heritage Site, this excavation replaces centuries of speculation about even the most fundamental mysteries of Stonehenge with hard proof. Stonehenge changes the way we think about the site, correcting previously erroneous dating, filling gaps in our knowledge about its builders and how they lived, clarifying the monument's significance both celestially and as a burial ground, and contextualizing Stonehenge -- which sits at the center of one of the densest prehistoric settlements in history -- within the broader landscape of the Neolithic Age
Food, culture and identity in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of the red slave : shipwreck and captivity in Madagascar by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warfare, violence and slavery in prehistory : proceedings of a Prehistoric Society conference at Sheffield University( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erdwerk - Höhle - Gräberfeld - Oppidum - Heiligtum - Krieg - Sklaverei - Waffe - Weihefund - Wandkunst - Sozialgeschichte - Gender - Anthropologie - Biologie - Ethnologie - Statistik - Soziologie
Fiskerton : an Iron Age timber causeway with Iron Age and Roman votive offerings, the 1981 excavations by Naomi Field( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holz - Moorsiedlung - Votivgabe - Kult - Opfer - Käfer - Insekt - Schwert
From Stonehenge to the Baltic : living with cultural diversity in the third millennium BC( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastoralists, warriors and colonists : the archaeology of southern Madagascar by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the results of archaeological research in the extreme south of Madagascar between 1991 and 2003, and provides a synthesis of the region's archaeology. Madagascar is an island with many unique species of fauna and flora; its extreme south is a semi-arid region with remarkable vegetational adaptations. Before the arrival of humans, there were many species of megafauna of which the most extraordinary were the flightless elephant birds, the largest avian species in the world. Today the inhabitants of the south have adapted to this aridity with a vibrant culture and strong traditions. The dating of the first colonisation of Madagascar is not certain, but certain sites in the southwest have provided radiocarbon dates towards the end of the first millennium BC. From the tenth to thirteenth century, there was a well-developed civilisation in the south. During the fourteenth century, population numbers fell in the far south and the majority of settlements from this period are found in locations chosen for their defensive aspects. The way of life that evolved in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries is similar to that of recent times and today. Europeans arrived at the beginning of the sixteenth century and, by the mid-seventeenth century, the French had established a colony at Fort-Dauphin on the southeast coast. The people of the south are well known today for their large and elaborate stone tombs and standing stones. However, this is not a particularly ancient tradition. Before the appearance of these monumental funerary constructions, burials were marked by arrangements of small stone uprights or by wooden palisades. The large stone tombs that are such a dominant feature of today's landscape have their origins in standing-stone monuments around the end of the eighteenth century."--Publisher's website
Between land and sea : excavations at Dun Vulan, South Uist by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Uist : archaeology and history of a Hebridean island by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From machair to mountains : archaeological survey and excavation in South Uist by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I. Survey -- The machair survey / Mike Parker Pearson -- The blacklands survey : Cill Donnain and Gearraidh Bhailteas townships / Andrew Fleming -- The mountains survey : Loch Aoineart / John Moreland -- The chambered cairns of South Uist / Vicki Cummings, Cole Henley and Niall Sharples -- Duns, brochs and crannogs : Medieval use / John Raven -- The shielings survey : central South Uist / John Raven -- Upland settlement in southern South Uist / Rachel Grahame -- Part II. Excavation -- Loch a' Choire Neolithic settlement / Cole Henley -- Early Bronze Age Settlements at Machair Mheadhanach and Cill Donnain / Mike Hamilton and Niall Sharples -- The Beaker-period and Early Bronze Age settlement at Sligeanach, Cill Donnain / Niall Sharples -- Excavations of an Iron Age islet settlement in Upper Loch Bornish / Pete Marshall and Mike Parker Pearson -- Excavations on Aisgernis and Frobost machair / Mike Parker Pearson -- Excavations at Cille Donnain church / Mike Parker Pearson -- Excavations at Medieval Gearraidh Bhailteas (Garryvaltos), Milton / James Symonds -- Excavations at A Beinn na Mhic Aongheis (the Hill of the Son of Angus), Bornais / Mike Parker Pearson, Pete Marshall and Helen Smith -- Excavation of early modern, early historic and prehistoric sites in Kirkidale / John Moreland -- Part III. Historical and Geographical Studies -- Locheynort (Loch Aoineart) in the historical period / Gill MacLean -- The ethnohistory of Hebridean agriculture / Helen Smith -- Part IV. Conclusion -- Settlement, agriculture and society in South Uist before the Clearances / Mike Parker Pearson -- Appendix -- English-Gaelic glossary of place-names
Excavations at Cill Donnain : a Bronze Age settlement and Iron Age wheelhouse in South Uist by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The SEARCH (Sheffield Environmental and Archaeological Research Campaign in the Hebrides) project began in 1987 and covers the Scotland's Outer Hebrides. The aim of the project is to investigate how human societies adapted in the long-term to the isolated environment of the Outer Hebrides. The first major excavation on South Uist discovered that what was thought to be a shell midden at Cill Donnain was in fact a wheelhouse, a type of dwelling used in the period c. 300 BC-AD 500, under which lay the remains of a Bronze Age settlement. This settlement was partly investigated by Marek Zvelebil in 1991 and then later by Mike Parker Pearson and Kate MacDonald in 2003. The site itself is situated at the foot of a high steep-sided dune on the eastern edge of a large sand valley, close to the western shore of Loch Cill Donnain. The archaeological report of the excavation at the Cill Donnain wheelhouse shows that, in comparison with contemporary neighbouring settlements, it was unlikely that each was an independent unit and that they were linked by social and economic inter-dependency. The wheelhouse thus provides striking new evidence that contributes to developing theories about the social, material and economic life in the period. This volume presents the extensive archaeological evidence found at the site, including pottery, faunal remains and a variety of bone and metal tools, illustrating that the Cill Donnain landscape is rich in archaeological sites of all periods from the Beaker to the post-Medieval"--Publisher's website
exploring the greatest Stone Age mystery by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our knowledge about Stonehenge has changed dramatically as a result of the Stonehenge Riverside Project (2003-2009), led by Mike Parker Pearson, and included not only Stonehenge itself but also the nearby great henge enclosure of Durrington Walls. This book is about the people who built Stonehenge and its relationship to the surrounding landscape
New discoveries at Stonehenge by Michael Parker Pearson( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The archaeology of death and burialEarthly remains : the history and science of preserved human bodiesArchitecture and order : approaches to social spaceEnglish Heritage book of Bronze Age BritainFood, culture and identity in the Neolithic and Early Bronze AgeIn search of the red slave : shipwreck and captivity in MadagascarFiskerton : an Iron Age timber causeway with Iron Age and Roman votive offerings, the 1981 excavationsPastoralists, warriors and colonists : the archaeology of southern Madagascar