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Axe-heads and identity : an investigation into the roles of imported axe-heads in identity formation in Neolithic Britain

Author: Katharine Walker
Publisher: Oxford : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, [2018] ©2018
Series: Archaeopress archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The significant body of stone and flint axe-heads imported into Britain from the Continent has been poorly understood, overlooked and undervalued in Neolithic studies, particularly over the past half century. It is proposed, in this study, that the cause is a bias of British Neolithic scholarship against the invasion hypothesis and diffusionist model, and it is sought therefore to re-assess the significance  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine Walker
ISBN: 9781784917449 1784917443
OCLC Number: 1015819334
Description: xiv, 335 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Preface and acknowledgements --
Chapter One: Introduction --
Chapter Two: Re-connecting British and continental research traditions: dynamic approaches to the relationship between axe-heads and identity --
Chapter Three: {u2018}Afterlives{u2019} --
Chapter Four: An investigation into the contexts of jade axe-heads found in Britain, using GIS terrain modelling of HER data --
Chapter Five: {u2018}Projet Breton{u2019} and the search for Group X --
Chapter Six: {u2018}Crudwell{u2019} type, {u2018}Smerrick{u2019} type, and marbled all-over-polished axe-heads in Neolithic Britain --
Chapter Seven: The rectangular-sectioned axe-head in Britain and its implications for understanding the Neolithic --
Chapter Eight: Answering the original questions --
Appendix One: Table of all known published jade axe-heads with attributed British find-spot locations (correct until 2017). Shaded in grey are axe-heads with {u2018}precise{u2019} find-spot locations, included in Appendix Two) --
Appendix Two: Find-spot locations, and archaeology of Mesolithic to Roman date within a 1000m radius, for 43 jade axe-heads found in Britain, presented as 41 GIS terrain models with accompanying text --
Appendix Three: A table of all known Group X axe-heads and a table of Breton fibrolite axe-heads with attributed British find-spot locations --
Appendix Four: Table of all published {u2018}Crudwell-Smerrick{u2019} type axe-heads --
Appendix Five: Table of all known axe-heads with rectangular sections which have British find-spot locations attributed. Highlighted in grey are axe-heads of probable Scandinavian origin. This is a summary of the information presented in Appendix Six --
Appendix Six: Corpus of all known axe-heads with rectangular sections which have British find-spot locations attributed (summarised in Appendix Five) --
Appendix Six: Corpus of all known axe-heads with rectangular sections which have British find-spot locations attributed (summarised in Appendix Five)
Series Title: Archaeopress archaeology.
Responsibility: Katharine Walker.
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This volume seeks to re-assess the significance accorded to the body of stone and flint axe-heads imported into Britain from the Continent which have until now often been poorly understood,  Read more...

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