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Neolithic Orkney in its European context

Author: Anna Ritchie
Publisher: Cambridge, England : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2000.
Series: McDonald Institute monographs.
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Orkney, newly-designated as a world heritage site, has numerous well-preserved Neolithic monuments which give insights into the lives of neolithic peoples in Britain and beyond. This text discusses  Read more...

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Neolithic Orkney in its European context.
Cambridge, England : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2000
(OCoLC)606563747
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Ritchie
ISBN: 190293704X 9781902937045
OCLC Number: 45693503
Description: xii, 385 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Auld Hoose Spaeks: Society and Life in Stone Age Orkney / Colin Renfrew --
Pt. I. Investigating Landscape and Identity in the Neolithic --
Ch. 1. Investigating Landscape and Identity in the Neolithic / Barbara Bender --
Ch. 2. Later Neolithic Ceremonial Centres, Ritual and Pilgrimage: the Monument Complex of Thornborough, North Yorkshire / Jan Harding --
Ch. 3. The Walton Basin, Radnor, Powys: Explorations in a Neolithic Landscape / Alex Gibson --
Ch. 4. Water Coincidence? Cursus Monuments and Rivers / Kenneth Brophy --
Ch. 5. Bare but Bountiful: the Later Neolithic Social and Physical Landscape of Thy, Jutland / I. J. N. Thorpe --
Ch. 6. The Identity of Place in Neolithic Britain: Examples from Southwest Scotland / Julian Thomas --
Pt. II. The Neolithic of Orkney --
Ch. 7. Orkney and Scotland Before the Neolithic Period / Alan Saville --
Ch. 8. Neolithic Cultures in Orkney: Classification and Interpretation / Sian Jones and Colin Richards --
Ch. 9. Antlers and Orcadian Rituals: an Ambiguous Role for Red Deer in the Neolithic / Niall Sharples --
Ch. 10. Pool, Sanday, and a Sequence for the Orcadian Neolithic / J. R. Hunter --
Ch. 11. Life after Death: Monuments, Material Culture and Social Change in Neolithic Orkney / Andrew Jones --
Ch. 12. Skara Brae: Expressing Identity in a Neolithic Community / Alexandra Shepherd --
Ch. 13. Excavating the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of Orkney: Recognition and Interpretation in the Field / Jane Downes and Colin Richards --
Ch. 14. Neolithic Pottery-making in Orkney: a New Look / R. E. Jones and B. Brown --
Ch. 15. Death in Orkney: a Rare Event / John Barber --
Ch. 16. The Neolithic Fair, Skaill House, Sandwick / C. R. Wickham-Jones, Nick Card and Andrew Appleby / [et al.] --
Pt. III. Burying the Dead in the Neolithic --
Ch. 17. Ancestors, Bones and Stones in Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain and Ireland / Mike Parker Pearson --
Ch. 18. Doubleness in the Construction of Danish Passage Graves / Torben Dehn and Svend I. Hansen --
Ch. 19. Ritual Process and Social Practice: Monuments and the Dead in Neolithic Normandy / Trevor Kirk --
Ch. 20. Stelae Reused in the Passage Graves of Western France: History of Research and a Sexualization of the Carvings / Serge Cassen --
Ch. 21. Coping with Death, Changing the Landscape: People, Place and Histories in the Irish Neolithic / Gabriel Cooney --
Ch. 22. The Architecture of Sound in Neolithic Orkney / Aaron Watson and David Keating --
Pt. IV. Interpretation and Monuments --
Ch. 23. Henge Monuments and Landscape Features in Northern England: Monumentality and Nature / Anthony Harding --
Ch. 24. Between Orkney and Wessex: the Search for the Regional Neolithics of Britain / Gordon J. Barclay --
Ch. 25. Death, Danger, Destruction and Unintended Megaliths: an Essay on Human Classification and its Material and Social Consequences in the Neolithic of South Scandinavia / Lars Holten --
Ch. 26. Dating the Neolithic in Orkney / Patrick Ashmore --
Ch. 27. Forms and Landforms: the Design and Setting of Neolithic Monuments in Western France / Chris Scarre --
Pt. V. Living in the Neolithic: New Perspectives on Habitation and Landscape --
Ch. 28. Living in the Neolithic: Habitation and Landscape / Leendert P. Louwe Kooijmans --
Ch. 29. Living Space: the Construction of Social Complexity in the European Neolithic / Arkadiusz Marciniak --
Ch. 30. 'Rubbish-dumps' or 'Places of Deposition'? Neolithic and Copper Age Settlements in Central and Eastern Europe / John Chapman --
Ch. 31. Neolithic Occupation Practices and Social Ecologies from Rinyo to Clacton / Joshua Pollard --
Ch. 32. Neolithic Mann in Context / Timothy Darvill.
Series Title: McDonald Institute monographs.
Responsibility: edited by Anna Ritchie.

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