Megalithic tombs, barrows and enclosures in fourth millennium BC Britain.

Part of book or chapter of book English OPEN
Darvill, Timothy (2016)
  • Publisher: Archaeopress

The date and distribution across Britain of megalithic monuments and related structures dating to the fourth millennium BC is briefly outlined, together with on overview of contemporary enclosures. Studies of the distribution of human body parts show that in southern Britain during the period c.3800–3300 BC long barrows and oval barrows were built and used by the same communities that also created causewayed enclosures. The situation in western and northern Britain is less clear as few enclosures are known and preservation conditions militate against the survival of human remains. A simple model involving local and regional articulations between enclosures and burial monuments is briefly outlined.
  • References (59)
    59 references, page 1 of 6

    Ashbe , P. 1969. Timber mortuary houses and earthen long barrows again. Antiquity. 43, p. 43-5.

    Aebhs , P. 1984. The earthen long barrow in Britain (Second edition). Norwich: Geo Books, 222 p.

    Ayrev , M. 1982. The Neolithic causewayed enclosure, Abingdon. In Case, H. J.; Whittle, A., eds. - Settlement patterns in the Oxford Region. London: Council for British Archaeology (Research Report 44), p. 19-50.

    b Alcr Ay , A.; h Anipl , C. 1999. Excavations at Barrow Hills, Radley, Oxfordshire. Volume 1: The Neolithic and Bronze Age monument complex. Oxford: Oxford Archaeological Unit, 390 p.

    b Aekr , C. T. 1992. The chambered tombs of south-west Wales. Oxford: Oxbow Books (Monograph 14), 96 p.

    b Aekr , G.; Wylbe , D. 1978. Causewayed camps and early Neolithic economies in central southern England. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 44, p. 161-86.

    b Anr At , J. 1982. Prehistoric Cornwall. The ceremonial monuments. Wellingborough: Turnstone Press.

    b Ater , J. C. 1994. Fragments from antiquity: an archaeology of social life in Britain, 2900-1200 BC. Oxford: Blackwell, 172 p.

    b Asily , A.; Weltih , A. eds. 2007. Histories of the dead: building chronologies for five southern British long barrows. Cambridge Archaeological Journal. 17.1 (Supplement), p. 1-147.

    b r Ayeld , R. 1992. The excavation of an oval barrow beside the Abingdon causewayed enclosure, Oxfordshire. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. 58, 127-42.

  • Metrics
    views in OpenAIRE
    views in local repository
    downloads in local repository

    The information is available from the following content providers:

    From Number Of Views Number Of Downloads
    Bournemouth University Research Online - IRUS-UK 0 440
Share - Bookmark