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Monuments on the Horizon : the formation of the barrow landscape throughout the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC.

Author: Quentin Bourgeois
Publisher: Leiden : SIdestone Press, 2012.
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Bourgeois, Quentin.
Monuments on the Horizon : The formation of the barrow landscape throughout the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC.
Leiden : SIdestone Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Quentin Bourgeois
ISBN: 9789088901553 9088901554
OCLC Number: 967108293
Notes: 5.5.1 Introduction.
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages)
Contents: Preface; Chapter 1; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 The European barrow phenomenon; 1.2.1 The concept of a barrow landscape; 1.3 What is so different about the barrow landscape?; 1.3.1 The barrow landscape as characteristic for the 3rd and 2nd Millennium BC; 1.3.2 Variability as key to the barrow landscape; 1.3.3 Understanding the variability: researching the formation of barrow landscapes; 1.4 Research questions; 1.5 Methodology and Research area; 1.6 The dataset; 1.7 The structure of the research; Chapter 2; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 The barrow as an exclusive and visible burial ritual. 2.3 Barrow-centric approaches: barrows as the resting place of individuals, the elite, warrior aristocracies and ancestors2.4 The scale of the barrow landscape: from individual barrows and barrow groups to barrow landscapes; 2.5 Why barrows are built in certain locations: barrows as the creation of lineal histories, genealogies, demarcating territories and ritual landscapes; 2.5.1 The visual nature of the barrow; 2.5.2 Barrows marking out ancestral presence; 2.5.3 Barrows as territorial markers; 2.5.4 Cosmological landscapes; 2.6 Problems with the previous approaches to the barrow landscape. 2.6.1 Barrows as claiming land2.6.2 The temporality of barrow landscapes: single logic and retrospective explanations; 2.7 Approaching the problem: reconstructing the development of the barrow landscape; Chapter 3; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Barrow chronologies, the creation of a chronological framework; 3.2.1 Existing typochronologies; 3.2.2 Problems with the previous typochronologies; 3.2.3 The need for a revision; 3.3 Barrow Jargon; 3.3.1 Primary barrows versus mound phases; 3.3.2 Surrounding features; 3.3.3 The distinction between primary and central graves; 3.3.4 Secondary graves. 3.3.5 Tangential graves3.4 A chronology of the barrow ritual; 3.4.1 Barrow construction; 3.4.2 Burial types; 3.5 A new chronology; 3.6 Concluding remarks; Chapter 4; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Putting barrows into perspective: the representativity of the dataset; 4.3 Map formation processes ; 4.3.1 Natural processes; 4.3.2 Anthropogenic processes; 4.3.3 Research factors; 4.4 Selecting and assessing the Research Areas; 4.5 Conclusion; Chapter 5; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 The Epe-Niersen barrow alignment; 5.2.1 Introduction; 5.2.2 Geomorphology of the region; 5.2.3 Research history. 5.2.4 The representativity of the dataset5.2.5 The development of the Epe-Niersen barrow landscape; 5.2.6 Summary; 5.3 The Renkum stream valley; 5.3.1 Introduction; 5.3.2 Geomorphology of the region; 5.3.3 Research history; 5.3.4 Estimates of archaeological visibility; 5.3.5 The development of the Renkum barrow landscape; 5.3.6 Summary; 5.4 The Ermelo Barrow Landscape; 5.4.1 Introduction; 5.4.2 Geomorphology of the region; 5.4.3 Research history; 5.4.4 Estimates of archaeological visibility; 5.4.5 The development of the Ermelo Barrow Landscape; 5.4.6 Summary; 5.5 The Toterfout barrow group.

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