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A view from the west : the Neolithic of the Irish Sea zone, Vicki Cummings

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A view from the west : the Neolithic of the Irish Sea zone
Title
A view from the west
Title remainder
the Neolithic of the Irish Sea zone
Statement of responsibility
Vicki Cummings
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the the heart of this study are the early Neolithic chambered tombs of the Irish Sea zone, defined as west Wales, the west coast of northern Britain, coastal south and western Scotland, the western isles and the Isle of Man, and the eastern coast of Ireland. In order to understand these monuments, there must be a broader consideration of their landscape settings. The landscape setting of the chambered tombs is considered in detail, both overall and through a number of specific case studies, incorporating a much wider area than has been previously considered. Cummings investigates the background against which the Neolithic began in the Irish Sea zone and what led to the adoption of Neolithic practices, such as the construction of monuments. Following on from this, she considers what the chambered tombs and landscape can add to our understanding of the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition. This volume aims to incorporate landscape analysis into a broader understanding of the Neolithic sequence in this area and beyond. It will provide an introduction to the Mesolithic and Neolithic of the Irish Sea zone, as well as a summary of previous work on this subject. It also offers a starting point for future research and a better understanding of this area."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cummings, Vicki
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
GN774.22.I73
LC item number
C86 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Neolithic period
  • Megalithic monuments
  • Irish Sea
Label
A view from the west : the Neolithic of the Irish Sea zone, Vicki Cummings
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-216) and index
Contents
An introduction -- A late Mesolithic background -- The Neolithic of the Irish Sea zone : background -- The Neolithic chambered tombs of the Irish Sea zone -- The materiality of monuments -- Megaliths and landscape : the setting of the chambered tombs of the Irish Sea zone -- Attention to detail : regional landscape case studies -- The meaning of megaliths and the Neolithic of the Irish Sea zone : conclusions
Control code
313657314
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 219 p.
Isbn
9781842173626
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009034116
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)313657314
Label
A view from the west : the Neolithic of the Irish Sea zone, Vicki Cummings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-216) and index
Contents
An introduction -- A late Mesolithic background -- The Neolithic of the Irish Sea zone : background -- The Neolithic chambered tombs of the Irish Sea zone -- The materiality of monuments -- Megaliths and landscape : the setting of the chambered tombs of the Irish Sea zone -- Attention to detail : regional landscape case studies -- The meaning of megaliths and the Neolithic of the Irish Sea zone : conclusions
Control code
313657314
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 219 p.
Isbn
9781842173626
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009034116
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)313657314

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