The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland
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Prehistory of Britain and Ireland by Richard Bradley
Book DescriptionSited 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offers an interpretation of the unique archaeological record of these islands based on a wealth of current and largely unpublished data.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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521612708
(253mm x 177mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Bradley
Later Prehistory of North-West Europe, Hardback (November 2015)
The Later Prehistory of North-West Europe provides a unique, up-to-date, and easily accessible synthesis of the later prehistoric archaeology of north-west Europe, surveying changes in social forms, landscape organization, monument types, and ritual practices over six millennia.
Idea of Order, Hardback (October 2012)
Bradley's volume uses archaeological evidence to investigate the creation, use, and ultimate demise of circular architecture in prehistoric Europe. Concerned mainly with the prehistoric period from the origins of farming to the early first millennium AD, it considers the role of circular features across a wide geographical spectrum.
Image and Audience, Hardback (March 2009)» View all books by Richard Bradley
In this extensively illustrated study, Richard Bradley asks why ancient objects were created and when and how they were used. He considers how the first definitions of prehistoric artworks were made, and the ways in which they might be related to practices in the visual arts today.
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Author Biography - Richard Bradley
Richard Bradley is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading. A fellow of The British Academy and recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Lund, he is the author of Ritual and Domestic Life in Prehistoric Europe, The Past in Prehistoric Societies: An Archaeology of Natural Places, The Significance of Monuments and Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europe.
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