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The Resource Round mounds and monumentality in the British Neolithic and beyond, edited by Jim Leary, Timothy Darvill and David Field

Round mounds and monumentality in the British Neolithic and beyond, edited by Jim Leary, Timothy Darvill and David Field

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Round mounds and monumentality in the British Neolithic and beyond
Title
Round mounds and monumentality in the British Neolithic and beyond
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jim Leary, Timothy Darvill and David Field
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This volume, the tenth published collection of seminar papers from the Neolithic Studies Group, is based upon a conference that took place at the British Museum in November 2008. The meeting aimed to consider the chronology and development of Neolithic round mounds; their changing form and use; their relationships to contemporary cultural, ancestral and natural landscapes; the extent to which they provide scope for identifying local and regional social organization; and, not least, why they were round. Following the conference, further papers were offered for this edited volume, widening and broadening the initial discussion
  • The papers are arranged in rough geographic order starting in the north and working southwards before heading across the Irish Sea and then the Atlantic. Following a wide-ranging discussion of round mounds across the world, two papers discuss aspects of Scottish round mounds, before moving down to the Isle of Man, the Neolithic round mounds of the Yorkshire Wolds, Liffs Low in the Derbyshire Peak District, and round mounds on the Cotswolds. The volume then moves to Wessex, starting with a discussion of Silbury Hill, and followed by a re-evaluation of the Great Barrow at Knowlton, Conquer Barrow at Mount Pleasant, and the Hatfield Barrow at Marden. How archaeologists and heritage managers choose to interpret round mounds is the subject of the next paper, using Silbury Hill as the primary case study. This is followed by a broad discussion of circular traditions, particularly formative henges, in Wales and adjacent counties, round burial mounds in the Boyne Valley, Ireland, such as Knowth, Dowth and Newgrange, and Irish round mounds containing portal tombs. By way of comparison with the evidence from the British Isles, the volume then crosses over to North America for a broad discussion of mound-building traditions there. Rounding off the volume is another wide-ranging essay on the nature of round mounds, which challenges our very understanding and interpretation of them. --Book Jacket
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leary, Jim
  • Darvill, Timothy
  • Field, David
Series statement
Neolithic Studies Group seminar papers
Series volume
10
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mounds
  • Monuments
  • Neolithic period
  • Great Britain
  • Mounds
  • Monuments
  • Neolithic period
  • Antiquities
  • Antiquities
  • Monuments
  • Mounds
  • Neolithic period
  • Great Britain
  • Gravhögar
  • Monument
  • Neolitisk tid
Label
Round mounds and monumentality in the British Neolithic and beyond, edited by Jim Leary, Timothy Darvill and David Field
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Papers from a seminar held Nov. 3, 2008 at the British Museum
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Design, geometry, and the metamorphosis of monuments / David Field -- " --a place where they tried their criminals" : Neolithic round mounds in Perth and Kinross / Kenneth Brophy -- Scotland's Neolithic non-megalithic round mounds : new dates, problems, and potential / Alison Sheridan -- Tynwald Hill and the round mounds of the Isle of Man / Timothy Darvill -- Recent work on the Neolithic round barrows of the upper Great Wold Valley, Yorkshire / Alex Gibson and Alex Bayliss -- "One of the most interesting barrows ever examined" : Liffs Low revisited / Roy Loveday and Alistair Barclay -- Neolithic round barrows on the Cotswolds / Timothy Darvill -- Silbury Hill : a monument in motion / Jim Leary -- The brood of Silbury? : a remote look at some other sizeable Wessex mounds / Martyn Barber [and others] -- The mystery of the hill / Jonathan Last -- The formative henge : speculations drawn from the circular traditions of Wales and adjacent counties / Steve Burrow -- Monumentality and inclusion in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, Ireland / Geraldine Stout -- Round mounds containing portal tombs / Tatjana Kytmannow -- Native American mound building traditions / Peter Topping -- The round mound is not a monument / Tim Ingold
Control code
ocn763024448
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 260 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781842178034
Lccn
2010029113
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763024448
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Round mounds and monumentality in the British Neolithic and beyond, edited by Jim Leary, Timothy Darvill and David Field
Publication
Note
Papers from a seminar held Nov. 3, 2008 at the British Museum
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Design, geometry, and the metamorphosis of monuments / David Field -- " --a place where they tried their criminals" : Neolithic round mounds in Perth and Kinross / Kenneth Brophy -- Scotland's Neolithic non-megalithic round mounds : new dates, problems, and potential / Alison Sheridan -- Tynwald Hill and the round mounds of the Isle of Man / Timothy Darvill -- Recent work on the Neolithic round barrows of the upper Great Wold Valley, Yorkshire / Alex Gibson and Alex Bayliss -- "One of the most interesting barrows ever examined" : Liffs Low revisited / Roy Loveday and Alistair Barclay -- Neolithic round barrows on the Cotswolds / Timothy Darvill -- Silbury Hill : a monument in motion / Jim Leary -- The brood of Silbury? : a remote look at some other sizeable Wessex mounds / Martyn Barber [and others] -- The mystery of the hill / Jonathan Last -- The formative henge : speculations drawn from the circular traditions of Wales and adjacent counties / Steve Burrow -- Monumentality and inclusion in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, Ireland / Geraldine Stout -- Round mounds containing portal tombs / Tatjana Kytmannow -- Native American mound building traditions / Peter Topping -- The round mound is not a monument / Tim Ingold
Control code
ocn763024448
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 260 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781842178034
Lccn
2010029113
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763024448
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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