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Megalithic Tombs in Western Iberia : Excavations at the Anta Da Lajinha
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ISBN: 9781785709807 9781785709814 9781785709821 9781785709838 178570981X Year: 2019 Publisher: Oxford Oxbow Books

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Western Iberia has one of the richest inventories of Neolithic chambered tombs in Atlantic Europe, with particular concentrations in Galicia, northern Portugal and the Alentejo. Less well known is the major concentration of tombs along the Tagus valley, straddling the Portuguese-Spanish frontier. Within this cluster is the Anta da Lajinha, a small megalithic tomb in the hill-country north of the River Tagus. Badly damaged by forest fire and stone removal, it was the subject of joint British-Portuguese excavations in 2006-2008, accompanied by environmental investigations and OSL dating.This volume takes the recent excavations at Lajinha and the adjacent site of Cabeço dos Pendentes as the starting point for a broader consideration of the megalithic tombs of western Iberia. Key themes addressed are relevant to megalithic tombs more generally, including landscape, chronology, settlement and interregional relationships. Over what period of time were these tombs built and used? Do they form a horizon of intensive monument construction, or were the tombs the product of a persistent, long-lived tradition? How do they relate to the famous rock art of the Tagus valley, and to the cave burials and open-air settlements of the region, in terms of chronology and landscape? A final section considers the Iberian tombs within the broader family of west European megalithic monuments, focusing on chronologies, parallels and patterns of contact. Did the Iberian tombs emerge through connections with older established megalithic traditions in other regions such as Brittany, or were they are the outcome of more general processes operating among Atlantic Neolithic societies?

The Penguin historical atlas of ancient Rome
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ISBN: 9780140513295 Year: 1995 Publisher: London Penguin

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Archaeoacoustics
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ISBN: 9781902937359 Year: 2006 Publisher: Cambridge McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge

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The human past : world prehistory and the development of human societies
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ISBN: 9780500774502 9780500294208 0500774501 Year: 2018 Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson

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Here is a new, fourth edition of this authoritative introductory survey of world prehistory, spanning the past 3,000,000 years and written by a team of twenty-four expert authors. This edition has been radically updated to be more thematic and accessible: chapters are connected by new key themes boxes (climate change, domestication, migration, social inequality and urbanism), which link global regions and encourage big-picture thinking. The text has been streamlined and the book's design completely revamped: it is now in full colour throughout, with more than 50% more colour images than the previous edition. There is increased coverage of the Americas, with a brand-new chapter, The Origins and Dispersal of the First Americans. Revisions take into account the latest sites and discoveries, including Homo naledi and the new LiDAR surveys of Angkor Wat. Each chapter begins with a newly designed, easier-to-use timeline, and features boxes on key sites, key discoveries, key controversies and, as above, key themes. All of the key methods boxes from the previous edition have been consolidated into the Introduction and now offer an up-front primer of archaeological methods and practices. Tables and maps are simplified and easier to use.


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Monuments and landscape in Atlantic Europe : perception and society during the Neolithic and early Bronze Age
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ISBN: 1134482205 1280111763 0203994051 Year: 2002 Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge,

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Atlantic Europe is the zone par excellence of megalithic monuments, which encompass a wide range of earthen and stone constructions from inpressive stone circles to modest chambered tombs. A single basic concept lies behind this volume - that the intrinsic qualities encountered within the diverse landscapes pf Atlantic Europe both informed the settings chosen for the monuments and played a role in determining their form and visual appearance. Monuments and Landscape in Atlantic Europe goes significantly beyond the limits of existing debate by inviting archaeologists from different cou


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The megalithic architectures of Europe
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ISBN: 1785700154 Year: 2016 Publisher: Oxford, [England] : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Oxbow Books,

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Engaging with the dead : exploring changing human beliefs about death, mortality and the human body
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ISBN: 1785707604 1785706640 Year: 2017 Publisher: Oxford, [England] ; Havertown, Pennsylvania : Oxbow Books,

The ethics of archaeology : philosophical perspectives on archaeological practice.
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ISBN: 9780521840118 0521840112 9780521549424 0521549426 9780511817656 Year: 2006 Publisher: Cambridge Cambridge university press,


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The Palace of Minos at Knossos
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ISBN: 1280603267 0198032587 1423742303 Year: 2003 Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press,


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The megalithic architectures of Europe
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ISBN: 9781785700149 Year: 2016 Publisher: Oxford Oxbow Books

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