Set in stone: New approaches to Neolithic monuments in Scotland [Paperback]

Vicki Cummings (Author); Amelia Pannett (Author)

ISBN: 9781842171431 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2005 | Language: English 128p, H297 x W210 (mm) b/w illus

Set in stone


As its title might suggest, this volume sets out to present a new view of Scotland's Neolithic as seen via its monumental structures. The papers brought together here came out of a research day at Cardiff University's School of History and Archaeology in January 2002 and cover a diverse number of topics. They raise questions of ancestry and worldview, and highlight the amount that can be done in examining the settings of monuments.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Foreword (Alasdair Whittle)
Not my type: discourses in monumentality (Kenneth Brophy)
Island views: the settings of the chambered cairns of southern Orkney (Vicki Cummings and Amelia Pannett)
Ancestry, farming and the changing architecture of the Clyde cairns of south-west Scotland (Gordon Noble)
The chambered cairns of South Uist (Vicki Cummings, Cole Henley and Niall Sharples)
A view from within: monumental spaces in the Neolithic of Caithness (Amelia Pannett)
The excavation of a chambered cairn at Leaval, South Uist (Vicki Cummings and Niall Sharples)
Fishing for meaning: lived space and the early Neolithic of Orkney (Fraser Stuart)
The 'henge' and 'hengiform' in Scotland (G. J. Barclay)
Choreographed monumentality: recreating the centre of other worlds at the monumental complex of Callanish, western Lewis (Cole Henley)
Between a rock and a hard place: rock art and mimesis in Neolithic and Bronze Age Scotland (Andy Jones)

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