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Round Mounds and Monumentality in the British Neolithic and Beyond.

Author: Jim Leary; Timothy Darvill; David Field
Publisher: Havertown : Oxbow Books, 2010.
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This volume, the tenth published collection of seminar papers from the Neolithic Studies Group, is based upon a conference that took place at the British Museum in November 2008. The meeting aimed to consider the chronology and development of Neolithic round mounds; their changing form and use; their relationships to contemporary cultural, ancestral and natural landscapes; the extent to which they provide scope for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Leary; Timothy Darvill; David Field
ISBN: 9781842178034 1842178032
OCLC Number: 841909205
Description: 1 online resource (281 pages)
Contents: Cover; Foreword; Preface and Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; 1 Design, geometry, and the metamorphosis of monuments; 2 " ... a place where they tried their criminals": Neolithic round moundsin Perth and Kinross; 3 Scotland's Neolithic non-megalithic round mounds: new dates, problems, and potential; 4 Tynwald Hill and the round mounds of the Isle of Man; 5 Recent work on the Neolithic round barrows of the upperGreat Wold Valley, Yorkshire; 6 "One of the most interesting barrows ever examined" --
Liffs Low revisited; 7 Neolithic round barrows on the Cotswolds. 8 Silbury Hill: a monument in motion9 The Brood of Silbury? A remote look at some other sizeableWessex mounds; 10 The Mystery of the Hill; 11 The formative henge: speculations drawn from the circular traditionsof Wales and adjacent counties; 12 Monumentality and inclusion in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, Ireland; 13 Round mounds containing portal tombs; 14 Native American mound building traditions; 15 The round mound is not a monument; Colour Plates.

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This volume, the tenth published collection of seminar papers from the Neolithic Studies Group, is based upon a conference that took place at the British Museum in November 2008. The meeting aimed to consider the chronology and development of Neolithic round mounds; their changing form and use; their relationships to contemporary cultural, ancestral and natural landscapes; the extent to which they provide scope for identifying local and regional social organization; and, not least, why they were round. Following the conference, further papers were offered for this edited volume, widening and b.

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