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The Iron Age In Lowland Britain

Author: D.W. Harding
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317602854
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This book was written at a time when the older conventional diffusionist view of prehistory, largely associated with the work of V. Gordon Childe, was under rigorous scrutiny from British prehistorians, who still nevertheless regarded the ‘Arras’ culture of eastern Yorkshire and the ‘Belgic’ cemeteries of south-eastern Britain as the product of immigrants from continental Europe. Sympathetic to the idea of population mobility as one mechanism for cultural innovation, as widely recognized historically, it nevertheless attempted a critical re-appraisal of the southern British Iron Age in its continental context. Subsequent fashion in later prehistoric studies has favoured economic, social and cognitive approaches, and the cultural-historical framework has largely been superseded. Routine use of radiocarbon dating and other science-based applications, and new field data resulting from developer-led archaeology have revolutionized understanding of the British Iron Age, and once again raised issues of its relationship to continental Europe.

Recent Archaeological Excavations In Britain

Author: R.L.S. Bruce-Mitford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317606728
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Originally published in 1956, this collection features chapters by well-known archaeologists on various archaeological sites explored in the previous decade, as examples of the techniques being used and finds being made. Mostly from the lowland zone of Britain, the chapters nonetheless offer a spread of location and site types; while the periods being investigated range from prehistoric to Romano-British to later fields. This detailed work exemplifies the steady progress of study in archaeology and a final chapter on air reconnaissance deals with one of the most revolutionary additions to archaeology in the post-war period. Contributors include: J.G.D. Clark, R. Rainbird Clarke, Sir Mortimer Wheeler, I.A. Richmond, G.W. Meates, W.F. Grimes, C.W. Phillips, J.R.C. Hamilton, Brian Hope-Taylor, J.G. Hurst, J.K.S. St. Joseph.

Hunter Gatherer Landscape Archaeology Archaeological Fieldwork On Colonsay Computer Modelling Experimental Archaeology And Final Interpretations

Author: Christopher Evans
ISBN: 9781902937328
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Volume 2 moves on to later periods, and reveals how Iron Age and Romano-British communities adapted to the wetland environment that had now become established. From the Romano-British shrine came a remarkable sequence of votive animal deposits.

Settlement Patterns In Hertfordshire

Author: J. R. Hunn
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
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A variety of studies concerned with settlement patterns and enclosures in late Iron Age and Roman Hertfordshire. A gazetteer of sites is included, most of which survive as cropmarks. The sites are listed with grid references, descriptions, bibliographies and, mostly usefully, plans. With general discussion and extended investigation of five enclosures.

Habitat Et L Occupation Du Sol En Europe

Author: Association française pour l'étude de l'âge du fer. Colloque
Publisher: Equinox
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The Proceedings of the annual conferences of the Association Frantaise pour l'Etude de l'Age du Fer have become a major vehicle for recent research on the Iron Age in central and western Europe. In 1994 the conference met in Winchester to share common experiences in problems of settlement archaeology, not only on either side of the English Channel, but also from other areas of Europe. The result is a collection of 19 papers from Britain, France and the Czech Republic. The volume also offers an overview of the history of research in Wessex, which, because of its rich legacy of settlements, hillforts and field systems, has been a trail blazer in theoretical and methodological approaches in archaeology for over a century.