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Monumentality in later prehistory : building and rebuilding Castell Henllys hillfort

Author: H C Mytum
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2013]
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This volume provides the results of a 30-year excavation, reconstruction, and public interpretation campaign at the late prehistoric inland promontory settlement of Castell Henllys, here focusing on the defensive sequence and the role of monumentality in later prehistory. The site has international significance because of the extensive excavations of the Iron Age palisaded settlement and later earthen ramparts,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H C Mytum
ISBN: 1461480264 9781461480266
OCLC Number: 843532390
Description: xiv, 336 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Enclosure and monumentality : hillforts in British and European late prehistory --
Castell Henllys in its temporal, cultural, and intellectual contexts --
The palisade and entrance --
The interior : roundhouses, scoops, and activity areas --
A boundary in stones : the chevaux-de-frise --
The palisaded settlement : its size, character and environmental impact --
Previous research on hillfort ramparts and ditches --
Ramparts and ditches on the western side of the fort --
The building of a rampart : stratigraphy and action unpicked --
Encircling the promontory --
Ramparts and ditches : evidence and inference --
Crossing thresholds : entrances in stone --
Crossing thresholds : from monumental to non-monumental --
An epilogue : the late Roman or post-Roman refurbishment --
Context, function, meaning.
Responsibility: Harold Mytum.
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This volume provides the results of a 30-year excavation, reconstruction, and public interpretation campaign at the late prehistoric settlement of Castell Henllys. It offers careful consideration of  Read more...

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