The Resource Neolithic Britain : new stone age sites of England, Scotland, and Wales, Rodney Castleden ; illustrated by the author

Neolithic Britain : new stone age sites of England, Scotland, and Wales, Rodney Castleden ; illustrated by the author

Label
Neolithic Britain : new stone age sites of England, Scotland, and Wales
Title
Neolithic Britain
Title remainder
new stone age sites of England, Scotland, and Wales
Statement of responsibility
Rodney Castleden ; illustrated by the author
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The phrase 'stone age' has come to mean different things to different people. To some it implies denigration, and a lack of culture, but archaeologists increasingly regard it as a period of achievement. The climax of the stone age in Britain, the neolithic period (4700-2000 BC), was a period of startlingly varied achievement, and it is this phase that Rodney Castleden documents in this book. Britain is astonishingly rich in neolithic sites, which supply us with evidence of the complex archaic societies that flourished the length and breadth of the island. At its highest development, the neolithic economy depended on networks of communication that spread right across into mainland Europe. The neolithic Britons created some magnificent monumental architecture at their cult centres, such as Avebury and Maes Howe. All too often the remains of that neolithic world have survived only in severely damaged fragments, sometimes hastily retrieved with the limited resources of a rescue dig: yet even these provide us with valuable insights. Where more sustained work has been possible, as at Fengate, Avebury, Crickley Hill or Stonehenge, we can begin to see a more continuous image of the neolithic way of life. Rodney Castleden lists and surveys a wide variety of domestic, ceremonial and burial sites, some of them recently discovered. He selects some of these for detailed description and explanation; from these a sense of the diversity and vitality of the neolithic communities emerges
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DLC
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Castleden, Rodney
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN776.22.G7
LC item number
C36 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Neolithic period
  • Antiquities
  • Neolithic period
  • Neolithicum
  • Néolithique
  • Neolithikum
  • Fundstätte
  • Verzeichnis
  • Vor- und Frühgeschichte
  • Funde
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Großbritannien
Label
Neolithic Britain : new stone age sites of England, Scotland, and Wales, Rodney Castleden ; illustrated by the author
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-409) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 432 pages, [15] pages of plates
Isbn
9780415058452
Lccn
91016745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23687906
  • (OCoLC)ocm23687906
Label
Neolithic Britain : new stone age sites of England, Scotland, and Wales, Rodney Castleden ; illustrated by the author
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 432 pages, [15] pages of plates
Isbn
9780415058452
Lccn
91016745
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23687906
  • (OCoLC)ocm23687906

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