Mesolithic Studies In The North Sea Basin And Beyond [Hardback]

Clive Waddington (Author); Kristian Pedersen (Author)

ISBN: 9781842172247 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2007 | Language: English 224p, H297 x W210 (mm) p

Mesolithic Studies In The North Sea Basin And Beyond


The North Sea has acted as both physical barrier, separating regions from each other, and as the principal means of communication between the same. This duality can also be seen in its potential to be both yielding and destructive; providing food and resources, but also being capable of causing catastrophe. These paradoxical qualities are unlikely to have been lost on our hunter-gatherer ancestors, and they remain relevent to the way that the sea is perceived today. The sixteen papers in this edited volume look at the impact the North Sea had on Northern Europe in the Mesolithic period.

Table of Contents

Introduction (Clive Waddington and Kristian Pedersen)
Setting The Scene
The Palaeogeography of the North Sea Basin (Geoff Bailey)
North Sea Contacts: 1300-1900, a short six hundred years (Adrian Osler)
'I must go down to the sea again…' A Review Of Early Research On The 'Coastal' Mesolithic Of The North-East Of England (Robert Young)
Off-Shore Archaeology
'A Needle in a Haystack?': Perspectives on Prospection for Submerged Mesolithic Sites (Morten Engen and Penny Spikins)
Submerged in Mesolithic archaeology (Garry Momber)
Mesolithic episodes: Three Mesolithic sites in Eastern Middle Sweden (Mats Larsson)
Excavation of a Mesolithic house at East Barns, East Lothian, Scotland: An interim view (John Gooder)
Downsizing in the Mesolithic? The discovery of two associated post-circles at Silvercrest, Lesmurdie Road, Elgin, Scotland (Ian Suddaby)
South Haw: An Upland Mesolithic Site in its Local and Regional Context (Richard Chatterton)
Mesolithic Activity at Hawkcombe Head, Somerset, Interim Report of Excavations 2002-3 (Paula Gardiner)
A Mesolithic House at Saveock, Cornwall? Or From Hooves to Secret Feather Pits (Jacqui Wood)
Rethinking Mesolithic Settlement and a Case Study from Howick (Clive Waddington)
Themes And Perspectives
The Territorial Structure in the Stone Age of Southern Norway: A comparative analysis of selected lithic assemblages from Southern Norway, western Sweden and southern Scandinavia (Torben Bjarke Ballin)
An archaeology of the mesolithic in eastern Scotland: Deconstructing culture, constructing identity (Graeme Warren)
A post-processual flight of fancy? Microlith production and the enculturation of landscape in the Mesolithic of Caithness (Amelia Pannett)

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