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Author: Chris Scarre
ISBN: 0500286663
Language: English
Pages: 160 pages
Category: Europe
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (June 18, 2007)
Rating: 4.1
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Chris Scarre is Professor of Prehistory at the University of Durham and a specialist in the prehistory of Western Europe. It gives some good details on the the various megalith types in Britain and Ireland. A must for anyone interested in megalithic studies.

Chris Scarre is Professor of Prehistory at the University of Durham and a specialist in the prehistory of Western Europe.

Chris Scarre is Professor of Archaeology at Durham University. He is a specialist in European prehistory with a related interest in the ancient Near East and the Classical world of Greece and Rome. He has directed and co-directed excavations at prehistoric sites in France, Portugal, and the Channel Islands, most recently exploring the prehistoric monuments of Herm (Guernsey).

From Stonehenge to Newgrange, the richest array of megalithic monuments in Europe is found in Great Britain and Ireland. The number and sheer diversity of these structures is astonishing, including massive stone rows and circles, as well as barrows, chambered tombs and earthwork enclosures. In this concise but authoritative overview, Chris Scarre guides us around these monuments. This invaluable, authoritative overview of some of our greatest and most-visited monuments is ideal for traveller, tourist and student alike.

An informative and stimulating overview of a complex subject' - Minerva show more. Chris Scarre is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Durham.

Megalithic Monuments of Britain and Ireland. This book will primarily be of interest to the specialist. 0500286663 (ISBN13: 9780500286661). He jumps from site to site, plunging headlong into data without offering contextual information about time or place.

Автор: Scarre, Chris Название: The Megalithic Monuments of Britain and Ireland Издательство: Thames . Дополнительное описание: From Stonehenge to Newgrange, the richest array of megalithic monuments in Europe is found in Great Britain and Ireland.

Автор: Scarre, Chris Название: The Megalithic Monuments of Britain and Ireland Издательство: Thames & Hudson Классификация: Общественные здания: гражданские, торговые, промышленные и .

This is a list of megalithic monuments on the island of Ireland. Irish megalithic tombs. List of archaeological sites in County Antrim. List of archaeological sites in County Cork. List of archaeological sites in County Fermanagh. List of archaeological sites in County Tyrone. Irish Megaliths: Field Guide & Photographs by Anthony Weir. Megalithomania: The Home of Irish Prehistory. Megalithic Monuments of Ireland.

Chris Scarre is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Durham

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The megalithic monuments of Britain and Ireland. Laporte, Luc, Joussaume, Roger & Scarre, Chris Origin and Development of the Megalithic Monuments of Western Europe. London: Thames & Hudson. Bougon: Musée des Tumulus de Bougon.

An authoritative overview of the wide range of British and Irish Neolithic monuments.From Stonehenge to Newgrange, some of the most varied megalithic monuments in Europe can be found in the British Isles. From the Neolithic Age and the arrival of pottery and farming some 6,000 years ago to the beginning of the Bronze Age, people used megaliths ("large stones"), earth, and wood to build grandiose monuments.The number and sheer diversity of these structures is astonishing, from massive stone rows and circles to barrows, chambered tombs, and earthwork enclosures. Henges and cursus monuments, which often lacked stone elements, also belong to the same general category of monumental prehistoric architecture.Graves, sanctuaries, places of cult and of memory: the megalithic phenomenon assumed numerous functions in these prehistoric societies. Transforming the landscape, such grand structures must have represented for Neolithic communities a particular way of responding to changing social and symbolic needs, from processing the dead to gathering for ceremonies to embellishing locations that were of sacred significance. 172 illustrations, 20 in color.
Comments (3)
Samugor
Overviews of megaliths between two areas are uncommon in the literature of European Archaeology. This book begins to redress this oversite. It gives some good details on the the various megalith types in Britain and Ireland. A must for anyone interested in megalithic studies.
Enila
Good resource
Hulbine
The details showing how sites were created were good but the content wasn't as interesting as I thought it would be.