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by John C. Barrett

eBook Fragments from Antiquity: An Archaeology of Social Life in Britain, 2900-1200 BC (Social Archaeology) epub
  • ISBN: 0631189548
  • Author: John C. Barrett
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackwell; 1 edition (1994)
  • Pages: 190 pages
  • ePUB size: 1862 kb
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Barrett does a fine job showing how his theoretical ideas can be applied in practice to the material evidence of prehistoric archaelogy to construct a social and ritual history of an important region of Late Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe.

Barrett does a fine job showing how his theoretical ideas can be applied in practice to the material evidence of prehistoric archaelogy to construct a social and ritual history of an important region of Late Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe.

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Home Archaeology Publications Books Fragments from Antiquity. Other books published. The book is not only an interpretation and reconstruction of the social dynamics and evolution of the period, it also puts forward and exemplifies an approach to prehistoric society based on advances in social and geographical theory. It represents the culmination of ten year's work.

Fragments from Antiquity: An Archaeology of Social Life in Britain, 2900-1200 BC is a book on the archaeology of Britain in the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages written by the British archaeologist John C. Barrett. Barrett, then a senior lecturer at the University of Glasgow. A characteristic of modern archaeological writing is to avoi. ntimacies. We produce more generalized histories, not of 'people' but of 'processes', which place this or any other life in a larger context of economic and settlement systems, or in the mechanisms of social evolution. Barrett, then a senior lecturer at the . .

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Barrett, John C. Fragments from Antiquity: An Archaeology of Social Life in Britain, 2900-1200 Bc (Social Archaeology). ISBN 13: 9780631189534.

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Barrett, J. C. (1994). Fragments from antiquity: an archaeology of social life in Britain, 2900–1200 BC. Oxford: Blackwell. Barrett, J. (2006). Archaeology as the investigation of the contexts of humanity. & Ko, I. (2009). A phenomenology of landscape. A crisis in British landscape archaeology? Journal of Social Archaeology, 9(3), 275–294. CrossRefGoogle Scholar. Bender, . Hamilton, . Tilley, . & Anderson, E. (2007). Stone worlds: narrative and reflexivity in landscape archaeology. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.

John Barrett questions many current assumptions about the nature and early history of these peoples, including their relation to the hunter-gatherers of the fifth millenium

John Barrett questions many current assumptions about the nature and early history of these peoples, including their relation to the hunter-gatherers of the fifth millenium. He also makes a significant and controversial contribution to several key debates among archaeologists - notably, on the gathering and use of material evidence, on the nature and causes of social and cultural change, and on the place of social theory in interpreting and understanding prehistory.

This is an account of society in Britain over almost two millennia, beginning in the late Neolithic and taking the story well into the Bronze Age. The author charts the emergence of a group of ceremonial and highly ritualized peoples, and throws new light on the origins and purpose of the great monuments they created, Stonehenge and Avebury among them.

John Barrett questions many current assumptions about the nature and early history of these peoples, including their relation to the hunter-gatherers of the fifth millenium. He also makes a significant and controversial contribution to several key debates among archaeologists - notably, on the gathering and use of material evidence, on the nature and causes of social and cultural change, and on the place of social theory in interpreting and understanding prehistory.

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