Experiment and Design: Archaeological Studies in Honour of John Coles [Hardback]

Anthony Harding (Author)

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ISBN: 9781900188760 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 1999 | Language: English




Experiment and Design

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These essays, in honour of John Coles, reflect his interests in experimental archaeology and in the exploration of wetland sites. Contents include: Palaeolithic Archaeology: Radiocarbon dating and the origins of anatomically modern populations in Europe ( P Mellars ); The Chauvet cave dates ( J Clottes ); The archaeology of Scotland: The Hidden landscape: the Neolithic of Tayside ( G J Barclay ); The stony limits - rock carvings in passage graves and in the open air ( R Bradley ); Evidence, North and South, in the earlier Neolithic ( R J Mercer ); The birth of the Scottish Bronze Age ( J N Graham Ritchie ); Drinking, driving, death and display: Scottish Bronze Age artefacts since Coles ( A Sheridan ). Bronze Age archaeology: Bronze Age landscapess in Southern Europe ( G Barker ); From Skåne to Scotstown: some notes on amber in Bronze Age Ireland ( G Eogan ); Swords, shields and scholars: Bronze Age warfare, past and present ( A Harding ); Gold reflections ( J J Taylor ); Rise and fall: the deposition of Bronze Age weapons in the Thames valley and the Fenland ( R Thomas ); Bronze Age settlement in south Scandinavia - territorality and organisation ( H Thrane ); Experimental Archaeology: Getting to grips with music's prehistory: experimental approaches to function, design and operational wear in excavated musical instruments ( G Lawson ); Experimental ship archaeology in Denmark ( O Crumli-Pedersen ); Wood-tar and pitch experiments at Biskupin Museum ( W Piotrowski ); The nature of experiment in archaeology ( P J Reynolds ). Wetland Archaeology: Somerset and the Sweet conundrum ( B Coles ); Paths, tracks and roads in early Ireland: viewing people rather than the trees ( B Raftery ); Underwater medieval sites on Lake Paladru (Isère, France): from rescue excavations to cultural project ( M Colardelle & E Verdel ). Epilogue: Of weapons and wetlands ( T Champion ). J M Coles - a bibliography.

Table of Contents

Palaeolithic Archaeology
Radiocarbon dating and the origins of anatomically modern populations in Europe (P Mellars)
The Chauvet cave dates ( J Clottes)
The archaeology of Scotland: The Hidden landscape: the Neolithic of Tayside (G J Barclay)
The stony limits - rock carvings in passage graves and in the open air (R Bradley)
Evidence, North and South, in the earlier Neolithic (R J Mercer)
The birth of the Scottish Bronze Age (J N Graham Ritchie)
Drinking, driving, death and display: Scottish Bronze Age artefacts since Coles (A Sheridan)

Bronze Age archaeology
Bronze Age landscapess in Southern Europe (G Barker)
From Skàne to Scotstown: some notes on amber in Bronze Age Ireland (G Eogan)
Swords, shields and scholars: Bronze Age warfare, past and present (A Harding)
Gold reflections (J J Taylor)
Rise and fall: the deposition of Bronze Age weapons in the Thames valley and the Fenland (R Thomas)
Bronze Age settlement in south Scandinavia - territorality and organisation (H Thrane)

Experimental Archaeology
Getting to grips with music's prehistory: experimental approaches to function, design and operational wear in excavated musical instruments (G Lawson)
Experimental ship archaeology in Denmark (O Crumli-Pedersen)
Wood-tar and pitch experiments at Biskupin Museum (W Piotrowski)
The nature of experiment in archaeology (P J Reynolds)
Wetland Archaeology: Somerset and the Sweet conundrum (B Coles)
Paths, tracks and roads in early Ireland: viewing people rather than the trees (B Raftery)
Underwater medieval sites on Lake Paladru (Isère, France): from rescue excavations to cultural project (M Colardelle & E Verdel)

Epilogue
Of weapons and wetlands (T Champion)
J M Coles - a bibliography

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