The Megalithic Monuments of Britain and IrelandThe 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

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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.

The Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and IrelandThe Journal of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland



+ Nevertheless it seems evident that although megalithic monuments exist in all
these countries , they are yet found in ... with whom he classes the Firlbolgs of
early Irish historians , and a round - headed people of the same race , whom he ...

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Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and IrelandJournal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland



282 on Assyrian Inscriptions Anthrop . p . lxviii the Builders of the Megalithic
Monuments of Britain . Abstract and Discussion . 3rd April ... 26th November ,
1878 J.A.I. viii , 325-335 Notes on Some Irish Antiquities . With Discussion . 13th
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A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain Ireland and BrittanyA 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

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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

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Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. 70 A. L. LEWIS . —
On the Builders of Megalithic Monuments . Roman garrison , who , as history tells
us , were unable to defend themselves from the incursions of the northern ...

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Standing with StonesStanding 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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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.

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and IrelandJournal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland



Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland ... traces of Noah ' s Flood ; nor
do they find any difficulty in accounting for the megalithic monuments which , to
the mystification of archæologists , lie scattered over every quarter of the globe .

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The Old StonesThe Old Stones



WINNER OF CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGY's BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 “A wonderful guide to the many megaliths of Britain’s Neolithic and Bronze Age.” --Mike Parker Pearson, Professor of British Later Prehistory at UCL This is the most comprehensive ...

Author: Andy Burnham

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786782038

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WINNER OF CURRENT ARCHAEOLOGY's BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019 “A wonderful guide to the many megaliths of Britain’s Neolithic and Bronze Age.” --Mike Parker Pearson, Professor of British Later Prehistory at UCL This is the most comprehensive and thought-provoking field guide ever published to the iconic standing stones and prehistoric places of Britain and Ireland. The ultimate insiders’ guide, it gives unparalleled insight into where to find prehistoric sites and how to understand them, by drawing on the knowledge, expertise and passion of the archaeologists, theorists, photographers and stones aficionados who contribute to the world’s biggest megalithic website – the Megalithic Portal. Including over 30 maps and site plans and hundreds of colour photographs, it also contains scores of articles by a wide range of contributors, from archaeologists and archaeoastronomers to dowsers and geomancers, that will change the way you see these amazing survivals from our distant past. Locate over 1,000 of Britain and Ireland’s most atmospheric prehistoric places, from recently discovered moorland circles to standing stones hidden in housing estates. Discover which sites could align with celestial bodies or horizon landmarks. Explore acoustic, colour and shadow theory to get inside the minds of the Neolithic and Bronze Age people who created these extraordinary places. Find out which sites have the most spectacular views, which are the best for getting away from it all and which have been immortalized in music. And don't forget to visit the Megalithic Portal website and get involved by posting your discoveries online. Contributors include: Vicki Cummings | Robert Hensey | Joshua Pollard | Kenneth Brophy | Anne Teather | Barney Harris | John Barnatt | Adam Welfare | Kirsty Millican | Terence Meaden | Gail Higginbottom | Liz Henty | Sandy Gerrard | Ian McNeil Cooke | Penelope Foreman and many others All royalties from this book go to support the running of the Megalithic Portal: www.megalithic.com

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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

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

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A Dictionary of British and Irish HistoryA Dictionary of British and Irish History



410 megalithic monuments, britain MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS, BRITAIN
Chambered tombs and passage tombs of the Neolithic (c.4300– c.2300 bc) in
which construction involved the use of large stone uprights and lintels (megalith
means ...

Author: Robert Peberdy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780631201557

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An authoritative and extensive resource for British and Irish history Quickly access basic information on the history of the British Isles from this reliable resource. A Dictionary of British and Irish History provides concise information covering all periods of prehistory and history for every part of the British Isles. Within this one book, you’ll find summary accounts of events, biographies, definitions of terms, and far more. Using alphabetically organized headwords, readers will easily locate the content and details they seek. A Dictionary of British and Irish History not only serves as a reference tool, but also stimulates broader learning. Entries are interrelated and cross-referenced to help you expand your knowledge of different areas of history. Discover comparable entries on England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales See overviews of major topics and historical events Get facts instantly or browse entries Use the Dictionary as an information source or a launch point for expanding knowledge This reference book will become an essential resource for students of British and Irish history as well as for professionals, journalists, teachers, and those who use historical information in their work. Further, anyone wanting to establish the basics of the history of the British Isles will find this a valuable addition to their library.

Round Mounds and Monumentality in the British Neolithic and BeyondRound Mounds and Monumentality in the British Neolithic and Beyond



De Valera , R. and Ó Nualláin , S. ( 1964 ) Survey of the megalithic tombs of
Ireland : Volume 2 , Co. Mayo . Dublin , Stationery Office . ... Scarre , C. ( 2007 )
The megalithic monuments of Britain and Ireland . London , Thames & Hudson .

Author: Jim Leary

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: NWU:35556041263500

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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.

The Prehistory of Britain and IrelandThe 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

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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.

Astronomy in Prehistoric Britain and IrelandAstronomy 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

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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.

Occasional Papers Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and IrelandOccasional 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
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Handbook for British and Irish ArchaeologyHandbook 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
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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.

Bradshaw s Hand book to Brittany and Guide to Its Megalithic Monuments at Carnac and ElsewhereBradshaw s Hand book to Brittany and Guide to Its Megalithic Monuments at Carnac and Elsewhere



HAND - BOOK TO BRITTANY , AND GUIDE TO ITS MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS
AT CARNAC AND ELSEWHERE ; WITH ... And Sold by all Booksellers and at all
Railway Stations throughout Great Britain , Ireland , aud the Continent 1897 .

Author: J. W. C. Hughes

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