The Megalithic Monuments of Britain and Ireland

The Megalithic Monuments of Britain and Ireland

Documents the creation of large-stone, earth, and wood structures in Britain and Ireland throughout prehistoric periods, discussing the architecture and diversity of the megalithic phenomenon and how it transformed regional landscapes.

Author: Christopher Scarre

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000117251607

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Documents the creation of large-stone, earth, and wood structures in Britain and Ireland throughout prehistoric periods, discussing the architecture and diversity of the megalithic phenomenon and how it transformed regional landscapes. Original.
Categories: Social Science

The Old Stones

The Old Stones

This is the only book about standing stones created by the whole community of megalith enthusiasts, as represented by the archaeologists, photographers, theorists and stones aficionados who post on the Megalithic Portal.

Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 9781786782038

Category: Travel

Page: 416

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This is the only book about standing stones created by the whole community of megalith enthusiasts, as represented by the archaeologists, photographers, theorists and stones aficionados who post on the Megalithic Portal. It offers unparalleled coverage of Britain and Ireland's Neolithic and Bronze Age sites: where they are, what to look out for, how to understand them. Featuring 1,000+ sites (500 with full photographic profiles), the book includes many places not covered elsewhere. An introductory essay by archaeologist Vicki Cummings helps readers interpret the sites and surrounding landscape through prehistoric eyes. Throughout the book are feature articles by different contributors on a huge range of topics, from archaeological analysis of key sites (including Stonehenge, Avebury, Durrington Walls, the Dartmoor stone rows, Grimes Graves, the Cumbrian axe factories, Newgrange and many more), reports on cutting-edge excavations at sites such as Must Farm and Ness of Brodgar, as well as discussions of 'mysteries', such as otherworldly experiences, dowsing, healing sites, archaeoastronomy and sacred geometry. Up-to-date archaeological approaches, such as sensory and experimental archaeology, are also explained. Andy Burnham's introduction offers tips for megalith enthusiasts in the field, as well as 'how to' features on drone photography and 3D modelling. With its stunning contemporary design combined with a durable flexi binding, this is a volume to gift and to treasure, to pore over at home and take out on expeditions.
Categories: Travel

A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain Ireland and Brittany

A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain  Ireland and Brittany

"This book is not only an elegant and practical guide, it is also the best single-volume study of this extraordinary phenomenon, embracing 500 monuments from Shetland to Brittany. . .

Author: Aubrey Burl

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300114060

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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This practical and knowledgeable guidebook deals comprehensively with the stone circles of Britain and Ireland and with the cromlechs and megalithic "horseshoes" of Brittany. This new edition includes a section on "Druidical" circles, romantic creations of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. "This book is not only an elegant and practical guide, it is also the best single-volume study of this extraordinary phenomenon, embracing 500 monuments from Shetland to Brittany. . . . Confident, erudite, pleasurable, this volume can be recommended as travel guide, archaeology, literature, and sheer good company."--Ian Sheperd, British Archaeology "This is a wonderful book and is a must for anyone remotely interested in things megalithic."--Paul Walsh, Archaeology Ireland
Categories: Social Science

Standing with Stones

Standing with Stones

The mystical and wondrous ancient stone monuments of Great Britain and Ireland are captured via richly colored photos along with a discussion of why, when, and how they might have been made, including Stonehenge, Stenness, and Arbor Low.

Author: Rupert Soskin

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ISBN: UOM:39015080720728

Category: History

Page: 192

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The mystical and wondrous ancient stone monuments of Great Britain and Ireland are captured via richly colored photos along with a discussion of why, when, and how they might have been made, including Stonehenge, Stenness, and Arbor Low.
Categories: History

The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland

The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland

Significantly, this is the first modern account to treat Britain and Ireland on equal terms, offering a detailed interpretation of the prehistory of both islands.

Author: Richard Bradley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139462013

Category: Social Science

Page:

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Sited at the furthest limits of the Neolithic revolution and standing at the confluence of the two great sea routes of prehistory, Britain and Ireland are distinct from continental Europe for much of the prehistoric sequence. In this landmark 2007 study - the first significant survey of the archaeology of Britain and Ireland for twenty years - Richard Bradley offers an interpretation of the unique archaeological record of these islands based on a wealth of current and largely unpublished data. Bradley surveys the entire archaeological sequence over a 4,000 year period, from the adoption of agriculture in the Neolithic period to the discovery of Britain and Ireland by travellers from the Mediterranean during the later pre-Roman Iron Age. Significantly, this is the first modern account to treat Britain and Ireland on equal terms, offering a detailed interpretation of the prehistory of both islands.
Categories: Social Science

The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

At the top of the Bay of Ardmore , in the south of Ireland , owing to geological
changes , in the summer of 1878 , the piled ... remark applied also to the
megalithic monuments , which , however , so far as they existed in countries now
or formerly ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044041999251

Category: Anthropology

Page:

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Categories: Anthropology

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

At the top of the Bay of Ardmore , in the south of Ireland , owing to geological
changes , in the summer of 1878 , the piled ... remark applied also to the
megalithic monuments , which , however , so far as they existed in countries now
or formerly ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210017047737

Category: Anthropology

Page:

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Categories: Anthropology

Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Do prehistoric stone monuments in Britain and Ireland incorporate deliberate astronomical alignments, and if so, what is their purpose and meaning?

Author: Clive L. N. Ruggles

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0300078145

Category: Science

Page: 285

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Do prehistoric stone monuments in Britain and Ireland incorporate deliberate astronomical alignments, and if so, what is their purpose and meaning? Here, for the first time this topic, a subject of long-standing controversy between astronomers and archaeologists, is approached from a perspective that incorporates both disciplines. The author establishes the importance of studies of astronomy in the context of broader questions of cosmology, ideology, and cognition that are of central interest to prehistorians at the beginning of the twenty-first century. He also makes clear the necessity of multi-disciplinary perspectives in tackling problems of this nature.
Categories: Science

Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Grimes , W . F . , The Megalithic Monuments of Wales , Proceedings of the
Prehistoric Society , Vol . 2 , 1936 , pp . 106 - 39 . Grimes , W . F . , The Long
Cairns of the Brecknockshire Black Mountains , Archaeologia Cambrensis , Vol .
91 , 1936 ...

Author: James L. Forde-Johnston

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons

ISBN: UOM:39015005292902

Category: Great Britain

Page: 208

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Categories: Great Britain

The Old Stones of Scotland

The Old Stones of Scotland

The series is published together as The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland, available as a book and an ebook.

Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins

ISBN: 9781786782427

Category: Travel

Page: 100

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Where to start with Scotland? From what amounts to a stone circle showroom at Machrie Moor on Arran in the southwest, up to Orkney in the far north where some of Britain’s most spectacular prehistoric remains can be found, there are amazing sites of all types up and down the country. Some settings are unexpected – Balfarg, one of Scotland’s largest henge monuments – is situated in the centre of a 1980s housing estate in Fife, while the stone circle of Craighead Badentoy in Aberdeenshire is surrounded by huge industrial containers. If you don't have long, then the Isle of Arran or Kilmartin Valley (Argyll) are good choices, as both are reachable in a day from Glasgow and contain a wealth of prehistoric monuments. If you have longer, then consider visiting Orkney or Western Isles such as Lewis and Harris for world-famous sites as well as hundreds of lesser-known treasures. The Old Stones of Scotland is part of a series covering the megalithic and other prehistoric sites of Britain and Ireland. The series is published together as The Old Stones: A Field Guide to the Megalithic Sites of Britain and Ireland, available as a book and an ebook.
Categories: Travel

Round Mounds and Monumentality in the British Neolithic and Beyond

Round Mounds and Monumentality in the British Neolithic and Beyond

Sligo . Dublin , Stationery Office . Powell , T. G. E. ( 1973 ) Excavation of the
Megalithic Chambered Cairn at Dyffryn Ardudwy , Merioneth , Wales .
Archaeologia 104 , 1-50 . Scarre , C. ( 2007 ) The megalithic monuments of
Britain and Ireland .

Author: Jim Leary

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: NWU:35556041263500

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Index to the Publications of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 1843 1891

Index to the Publications of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland  1843 1891

Colonel ) Forbes , “ The Early Races of Scotland and their Monuments , 1866 . ”
Review . ... Anthrop . p . lxciii - the Builders of the Megalithic Monuments of Britain
. Abstract and ... J . A . I . vüi , 325 - 335 Notes on Some Irish Antiquities .

Author: George W. Bloxam

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002061452L

Category: Anthropology

Page: 301

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Categories: Anthropology

Occasional Papers Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Occasional Papers    Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. trade brought to Los
Millares ... Megalithic tombs ( Daniel 1958 ) . The spread of Megalithic
monuments from landfalls up the Atlantic Coast and the English Channel
suggests that ...

Author: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019276374

Category: Anthropology

Page:

View: 326

Categories: Anthropology

Handbook for British and Irish Archaeology

Handbook for British and Irish Archaeology

15pm Mon - Fri PB : Survey of the megalithic tombs of Ireland ( vols 1 - 5 , 1961 -
89 ) . ... National Monuments ; to perform systematic survey of all monuments ; to
advise on planning matters ; to issue excavation and underwater survey licences
 ...

Author: Cherry Lavell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050179640

Category: History

Page: 421

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Where can I find an amateur archaeological society to join? How can I find out more about a particular aspect of archaeology? Which are the most useful available texts in this field? Which Universities run archaeology courses? If you have ever asked or been asked any of the above questions, then this is the book for you - a one-stop, truly comprehensive, dedicated and reliable sourcebook for archaeology. In one volume the Handbook offers an astonishingly wide range of up-to-date information, including: Lists of organisations, national societies and special interest groups within archaeology and contributory disciplines A catalogue of finding aids such as printed bibliographies, dictionaries, map lists and record office directories A guide to grant sources Lists of archaeological touring guides Bibliography of books offering starting points for almost any topic encountered in archaeology With a full subject and author index to help the reader navigate the information, this Handbookis the most comprehensive guide to sources and resources available in British and Irish Archaeology.
Categories: History

Settlement in the Irish Neolithic

Settlement in the Irish Neolithic

This book explores the wealth of evidence for settlement and houses throughout the Irish Neolithic, in relation to Britain and continental Europe.

Author: Jessica Smyth

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781842174975

Category: History

Page: 208

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The Irish Neolithic has been dominated by the study of megalithic tombs, but the defining element of Irish settlement evidence is the rectangular timber Early Neolithic house, the numbers of which have more than quadrupled in the last ten years. The substantial Early Neolithic timber house was a short-lived architectural phenomenon of as little as 90 years, perhaps like short-lived Early Neolithic long barrows and causewayed enclosures. This book explores the wealth of evidence for settlement and houses throughout the Irish Neolithic, in relation to Britain and continental Europe. More importantly it incorporates the wealth of new, and often unpublished, evidence from developer-led archaeological excavations and large grey-literature resources. The settlement evidence scattered across the landscape, and found as a result of developer-funded work, provides the social context for the more famous stone monuments that have traditionally shaped our views of the Neolithic in Ireland. It provides the first comprehensive review of the Neolithic settlement of Ireland, which enables a more holistic and meaningful understanding of the Irish Neolithic.
Categories: History

Megaliths from Antiquity

Megaliths from Antiquity

The third volume of reprinted classic papers explores the ever intriguing theme of British and European megaliths. Thirty-six papers examine four principal themes on megalithic studies.

Author: Timothy Darvill

Publisher: Antiquity Papers

ISBN: UOM:39015056322939

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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"Antiquity Publications announces the publication of the third volume of Antiquity papers, drawing on the 75-year tradition of publishing articles of enduring value. The third volume of reprinted classic papers explores the ever intriguing theme of British and European megaliths. Thirty-six papers examine four principal themes on megalithic studies. The earliest monuments - the great tombs and dolmens - reveal the extent of megalithic variety. Papers range from Daniel's early studies of British dolmens to more recent debates; the perennial interest in Stonehenge and Avebury has figured prominently in Antiquity and is brought fully up to date. The presence of timber and earth circles as precursors or alternatives to megalithic structures show further variety in ancient monument building. The final section, Beyond the Megaliths, through studies of ancient engineering, archaeoastronomy and sensory archaeology demonstrates the abiding interest in interpretations of function and meaning in the ancient stones."--provided by publisher.
Categories: Social Science

Places of Special Virtue

Places of Special Virtue

This volume explores the landscape settings of megalithic chambered monuments in Wales.

Author: Vicki Cummings

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781785705427

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This volume explores the landscape settings of megalithic chambered monuments in Wales. Set against a broader theoretical discussion on the significance of the landscape, the authors consider the role of visual landscapes in prehistory, meanings attached to the landscape, and the values and beliefs invested in it. Wales is rich in Neolithic monuments, but the general absence of certain classic monumental forms found in the rest of Britain and Ireland, such as causewayed enclosures, henges, and cursus monuments, seems to have marginalised the Welsh record from many wider discussions on the Neolithic. Instead of seeing Wales as an area which lacks many of these 'classic' components, Cummings and Whittle argue that Wales has its own unique and individual Neolithic which is simply different from the Neolithic found further to the east. It is suggested that this difference may relate to an essentially mobile existence, with strong links back to the Mesolithic period. The authors present three detailed case studies, examining the settings of sites in south-west, north-west and south-east Wales. They outline the history of research for each region, including the previous classification of the monuments and any excavations, and describe the specific landscape settings of the monuments. They assess the significance of a variety of landscape features which would have been visible from the monuments, in particular emphasising the mythological and symbolic significance of the sea, rivers and mountains. An illustrated inventory of sites completes the volume.
Categories: Social Science

The Megaliths of Vera Island in the Southern Urals

The Megaliths of Vera Island in the Southern Urals

Archaeoastronomy in its most developed form appeared after the works of A.
Thom, who carried out hundreds of careful measurements on megalithic
monuments in Britain, Ireland and Brittany. In Britain alone he visited 450 and
surveyed ...

Author: Stanislav Grigoriev

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789692433

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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The largest and brightest megalithic complex in Russia’s Ural Mountains is located on Vera Island, represented by three chambered megaliths and sanctuaries of the Eneolithic period (mid-4th - 3rd millennium BC). The oldest samples of stone sculpture in the Urals have been revealed within this complex.
Categories: Social Science

Ulster Journal of Archaeology

Ulster Journal of Archaeology

C. L. N. & Whittle, A. W. R.) Astronomy and Society in Britain during the Period
4000-1500 BC (Oxford), 243-74. (1983). ... Megalithic Brittany: a Guide (London).
... A Preliminary Survey of the Ancient Monuments of Northern Ireland (Belfast).

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001533582

Category: Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland)

Page:

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Categories: Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland)