The Significance of Monuments: On the Shaping of Human Experience in Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe



The Significance of Monuments: On the Shaping of Human Experience in Neolithic and Bronze Age EuropeThe Neolithic Period, When Agriculture Began And Many Monuments Including Stonehenge Were Constructed, Is An Era Fraught With Paradoxes And Ambiguities Starting In The Mesolithic And Carrying His Analysis Through To The Late Bronze Age, Richard Bradley Sheds Light On This Complex Period And The Changing Consciousness Of These Prehistoric PeoplesThe Significance Of Monuments Studies The Importance Of Monuments Tracing Their History From Their First Creation Over Six Thousand Years Later Part One Discusses How Monuments First Developed And Their Role In Developing A New Sense Of Time And Space Among The Inhabitants Of Prehistoric Europe Other Features Of The Prehistoric Landscape Such As Mounds And Enclosures Across Continental Europe Are Also Examined Part Two Studies How Such Monuments Were Modified And Reinterpreted To Suit The Changing Needs Of Society Through A Series Of Detailed Case StudiesThe Significance Of Monuments Is An Indispensable Text For All Students Of European Prehistory It Is Also An Enlightening Read For Professional Archaeologists And All Those Interested In This Fascinating Period

Richard John Bradley, FSA, FSA Scot, FBA born 18 November 1946 is a British archaeologist and academic He specialises in the study of European prehistory, and in particular Prehistoric Britain There isthan one author by this name See also

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • The Significance of Monuments: On the Shaping of Human Experience in Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe
  • Richard Bradley
  • English
  • 09 June 2018
  • 0415152046

10 thoughts on “The Significance of Monuments: On the Shaping of Human Experience in Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe

  1. Rhiannon Grant says:

    This was not the book I was looking for It was an interesting read, but it spent muchtime engaging with other archaeologists than monuments.

  2. Jill Rooney says:

    Fantastic addition to landscape archaeology theory I found it very inspiring and his ideas rang true to me.

  3. Lee Broderick says:

    Richard Bradley writes engagingly in this book as he argues for a rethinking of the British Neolithic and Bronze Age which places monuments as central not just to cosmology but to material culture Linking monuments explicitly with subsistence systems and an economic worldview, as well as acknowledging the symbolism of circles, he argues persuasively but not entirely without conjecture.Although principally concerned with British prehistory, the book does provide some interpretations of wider sig Richard Bradley writes engagingly in this book as he argues for a rethinking of the British Neolithic and Bronze Age which places monuments as central not just to cosmology but to material culture Linking monuments explicitly with subsistence systems and an economic worldview, as well as acknowledging the symbolism of circles, he argues persuasively but not entirely without conjecture.Although principally concerned with British prehistory, the book does provide some interpretations of wider significance to those researchers interested in monuments elsewhere in the world These are principally contained in the first four chapters of the book, which deal in generalities, whereas the remaining six deal exclusively with the place and time mentioned above

  4. Jenny says:

    Thought provoking I got to the end and then started all over again so I actually read it twice Richard Bradley raises some interesting ideas about the hows and whys of the changes that took place in and between the Mesolithic, the Neolithic and the Bronze Age.

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