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Dwelling among the monuments : the Neolithic village of Barnhouse, Maeshowe passage grave and surrounding monuments at Stenness, Orkney

Author: Colin Richards; McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
Publisher: Cambridge : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research ; Oakville, CT : David Brown Book Company [distributor], ©2005.
Series: McDonald Institute monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume provides an account of the lives of the inhabitants of the village of Barnhouse, a Late Neolithic settlement complex in Orkney. The excavation of Barnhouse between 1986 and 1993 in fact constitutes the largest investigation of a Neolithic settlement in northern Britain since Gordon Childe examined the nearby village of Skara Brae in the 1920s. It consequently provides an ideal opportunity to reconsider
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dwelling among the monuments.
Cambridge : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2005
(OCoLC)607584398
Online version:
Dwelling among the monuments.
Cambridge : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2005
(OCoLC)608564884
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Richards; McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
ISBN: 190293718X 9781902937182
OCLC Number: 60462569
Description: xxii, 397 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 30 cm
Contents: Investigations in Orkney ; The neolithic settlement of Orkney / Colin Richards --
Living in Barnhouse / Andrew Jones & Colin Richards --
The dwellings at Barnhouse / Jane Downes & Colin Richards --
The ceremonial house 2 / Colin Richards --
Structure 8 : monumentality at Barnhouse / Joffy Hill & Colin Richards --
The villagers of Barnhouse / Siân Jones & Colin Richards --
Beyond the village : Barnhouse Odin and the stones of Stenness / Adrian Challands, Mark Edmonds & Colin Richards --
The great passage grave of Maeshowe / Adrian Challands, Tom Muir & Colin Richards --
The anatomy of a megalithic landscape / Duncan Garrow, John Raven & Colin Richards --
The grooved ware from Barnhouse / Andrew Jones --
Organic residue analysis of grooved ware from Barnhouse / Andrew Jones, W.J. Cole & Richard E. Jones --
The Barnhouse lithic assemblage / Robert Middleton --
The stone tool assemblage ; The pumice from Barnhouse / Ann Clarke --
The charred plant remains from Barnhouse and Maeshowe / Pat Hinton --
The wood charcoal assemblage / Caroline R. Cartwright --
Barnhouse faunal remains / Sarah E. King --
Analysis of the soil deposits at Barnhouse and Maeshowe / Charles French --
An examination of the cramp from Barnhouse and Mouseland, Mainland, Orkney / C.P. Stapleton & S.G.E. Bowman --
Dating Barnhouse / Patrick Ashmore.
Series Title: McDonald Institute monographs.
Responsibility: edited by Colin Richards ; with contributions from Patrick Ashmore [and others].
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'Dwelling Among the Monuments' provides an account of the lives of the inhabitants of the village of Barnhouse, a late Neolithic settlement complex in Orkney, Scotland. The authors consider issues  Read more...

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