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An archaeology of natural places

Author: Richard Bradley
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume explores why natural places such as caves, mountains, springs and rivers assumed a sacred character in European prehistory, and how the evidence for this can be analyzed in the field. Extending the range of landscape studies, this book makes the results of modern research accessible to a wider audience, including students and academics, field archaeologists, and those working in heritage  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Bradley
ISBN: 0415221498 9780415221498 0415221501 9780415221504
OCLC Number: 42391513
Description: xii, 177 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Introductions. 1. In the cave of thunder: sacred places in a northern landscape. 2. Overworlds and underworlds: sacred places in a Classical landscape. 3. Nature study: the archaeological potential of unaltered places --
pt. 2. Explorations. 4. Presenting arms: the locations of votive deposits in prehistoric Europe. 5. Seeing through stone: rock art research as landscape archaeology. 6. The movement of mountains: production sites and the archaeology of places. 7. The origin of spaces: monuments and the natural topography --
pt. 3. Interpretations. 8. The history of the world: a case study from Neolithic Britain. 9. Walking on water: a case study from Bronze Age Scandinavia.
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