Prehistoric Journeys [Paperback]

Vicki Cummings (Editor)

ISBN: 9781842172506 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2007 | Language: English 152p, H275 x W217 (mm)

Prehistoric Journeys


This collection of thirteen papers focuses on what it meant to be 'on the move' at different times in prehistory. Ideas of journeys and travel are integral to many traditions of interpreting the prehistoric archaeological record. Travel was after all the driving force behind the formation and trans formation of identity. How ironic it is that this feature of prehistory has been so overlooked when the ancient world's 'discovery' in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries occurred primarily as the result of travel. The contributors to this volume see journeys as an integral part of prehistoric life - socially meaningful - which must be understood within their (pre)historic contexts.

Table of Contents

Leaving place: an introduction to prehistoric journeys (Vicki Cummings and Robert Johnston)
'Stretched thin, like butter on too much bread…': some thoughts about journeying in the unfamiliar landscapes of late Palaeolithic Southern Scandinavia (Felix Riede)
On the trail of the Caribou hunters: archaeological surveys in Western Greenland (Ulla Odgaard)
Stone age motion pictures: an object's perspective from early prehistoric Ireland (Thomas Kador)
'It's 17km as the crow flies…': Neolithic journeys seen through the material at either end (Duncan Garrow)
Megalithic journeys: moving around the monumental landscapes of Neolithic western Britain (Vicki Cummings)
Monumental journeys: Neolithic monument complexes and routeways across Scotland (Gordon Noble)
Ritual journeys and landscapes of the afterlife: a cognitive mapping approach to the Middle Kingdom Coffin Texts of the Ancient Egyptian afterlife (Peter Robinson)
Journeying into different realms: travel, pilgrimage and rites of passage at Graig Lwyd (Bronwen Price)
Short journeys, long distance thinking (John Roberts)
Journeys through the seascapes of Scilly (Gary Robinson)
Prehistoric sea journeys and port approaches: the south coast and Poole Harbour (Eileen Wilkes )
Trackways, hooves and memory-days - human and animal movements and memories around the Iron Age and Romano-British rural landscapes of the English north midlands (Adrian M Chadwick)

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