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Is There a British Chalcolithic? : People, Place and Polity in the Later Third Millennium.

Author: Michael J Allen; Julie Gardiner; Alison Sheridan
Publisher: Havertown : Oxbow Books, Limited, 2012.
Series: Prehistoric Society research paper, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Chalcolithic, the phase in prehistory when the important technical development of adding tin to copper to produce bronze had not yet taken place, is not a term generally used by British  Read more...

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Allen, Michael J.
Is There a British Chalcolithic? : People, Place and Polity in the Later Third Millennium.
Havertown : Oxbow Books, Limited, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Allen; Julie Gardiner; Alison Sheridan
ISBN: 9781842178973 1842178970
OCLC Number: 1065384915
Description: 1 online resource (572 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Contributors; Abstract; French Language Abstract; German Language Abstract; Acknowledgements; Editors' Preface.; Foreword.; 1. Case and Place for the British Chalcolithic; 2. Drawing Boundaries and Building Models: investigating the concept of the 'Chalcolithic frontier' in north-west Europe; 3. A Rumsfeld Reality Check: what we know, what we don't know and what we don't know we don't know about the Chalcolithic in Britain and Ireland. 4. Before 29Cu became Copper: tracing the recognition and invention of metalleity in Britain and Ireland during the 3rd millennium BC5. The Importance of Being Insular: Britain and Ireland in their north-western European context during the 3rd millennium BC; 6. Sense and Non-sense of the term 'Chalcolithic'; 7. Growth and Expansion: social, economic and ideological structures in the European Chalcolithic; 8. Dutchmen on the Move? A discussion of the adoption of the Beaker package. 9. Working Copper in the Chalcolithic: a long term perspective on the development of metallurgical knowledge in central Europe and the Carpathian Basin10. Chronology, Corpses, Ceramics, Copper and Lithics; 11. Is there a Scottish Chalcolithic?; 12. A date with the Chalcolithic in Wales; a review of radiocarbon measurements for 2450-2100 cal BC; 13. Searching for the Chalcolithic: continuity and change in the Irish Final Neolithic/Early Bronze Age; 14. The Chalcolithic in Ireland: a chronological and cultural framework. 15. The Beaker People Project: an interim report on the progress of the isotopic analysis of the organic skeletal material16. The Regionality of Beakers and Bodies in the Chalcolithic of North-east Scotland; 17. Stepping Out Together: men, women and their beakers in time and space; 18. Chalcolithic Land-use, Animals and Economy --
a Chronological Changing Point?; 19. The Present Dead: the making of past and future landscapes in the British Chalcolithic; 20. The Revenge of the Native: monuments, material culture, burial and other practices in the third quarter of the 3rd millennium BC in Wessex. IndexCD --
1. Case and Place for the British Chalcolithic; Appendix 1.1: Key Chalcolithic grave groups; Appendix 1.2: Selected radiocarbon dated ceremonial sites mentioned in the text; Bibliography for Appendices 1.1 and 1.2; CD --
10. Chronology, Corpses, Ceramics, Copper and Lithics; Table 10.4 Radiocarbon measurements used in models and/or cited in the text, in laboratorynumber order; Figs 10.3a, 10.3b, 10.3c, 10.3d, 10.3e, 10.5b, 10.5c, 10.5d, 10.5e, 10.5f, 10.5g, 10.5h and 10.5i; Bibliography. CD --
15. The Beaker People Project: an interim report on the progress of the isotopic analysis of the organic skeletal material.
Series Title: Prehistoric Society research paper, no. 4.

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