Causewayed Enclosures

Causewayed Enclosures

Blogs and web sites (Recently found site near Truro: finds include a slate disc with incised decoration)  (searchable database) (pdf download)



Barrett, J.C. and I.A. Kinnes (Eds.) (1988)The Archaeology of Context in the Neolithic and Bronze Age: Recent Trends. Sheffield:  J. Collis.

Darvill, T. and Thomas, J.S. (2001) Neolithic Enclosures in Atlantic Northwest Europe.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Edmonds, M.R. (1999) Ancestral Geographies of the Neolithic.  London: Routledge.

Mercer, R.J. (1980) Hambledon Hill: A Neolithic Landscape.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Mercer, R. and Healy, F. (2008) Hambledon Hill, Dorset, England.  Excavation and Survey of a Neolithic  Monument Complex and its Surrounding Landscape.  London: English Heritage.

Oswald, A., Dyer, C. and Barber, M. (2001) The Creation of Monuments: Neolithic Causewayed Enclosures in the British Isles.  London: English Heritage.

Pryor, F. (1998). Etton: excavations of a Neolithic causewayed enclosure near Maxey, Cambridgeshire 1982-7. London: English Heritage.

Varndell, G. and Topping, P. (Eds.) (2002) Enclosures in Neolithic Europe.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Whittle, A., Healy, F. and Bayliss, A. (2011) Gathering Time: Dating the Early Neolithic Enclosures of Southern Britain and Ireland.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Whittle, A., Pollard, J. and Grigson, C. (1999) The Harmony of Symbols: The Windmill Hill Causewayed Enclosure.  Oxford: Oxbow Books.


Allen, M.J.,  Leivers, M. & Ellis, C. (2008) Neolithic causewayed enclosures and later prehistoric farming: duality, imposition and the role of predecessors ar Kingsborough, Isle of Sheppey, Kent. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 74, 235–322

Barker, G.W.W. & Webley, D. (1978) Causewayed camps and early Neolithic economies in central southern England.  Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 44, 161-186.

Beadsmoore, E., Garrow, D. and Knight, M. (2010) Refitting Etton: space, time and material culture within a causewayed enclosure in Cambridgeshire.  Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 76, 115-34.

Bradley, P. (2004) Causewayed enclosures: monumentality, architecture, and spatial distribution of artifacts – the evidence from Staines, Surrey.  In: J. Cotton and D. Field (eds.) Towards a New Stone Age: Aspects of the Neolithic in South-East England, pp115-23.  London: Council for British Archaeology.

Brophy, K. (2004) The searchers: the quest for causewayed enclosures in the Irish Sea area. In: V. Cummings and C. Fowler (eds.) The Neolithic of the Irish Sea: Materiality and Traditions of Practice, pp37-45.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Drewett, P. (1994) Dr V. Seton Williams’ excavations at Combe Hill, 1962, and the role of Neolithic causewayed enclosures in Sussex.  Sussex Archaeological Collections 132, 7-24.

Evans, C., Edmonds, M. and Boreham, S. (2006) Total Archaeology’ and Model Landscapes: Excavation of the Great Wilbraham Causewayed Enclosure, Cambridgeshire, 1975-6. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 72, 113-162.

Edmonds, M. (1993) Interpreting causewayed enclosures in the past and the present.  In: C. Tilley (ed.) Interpretative Archaeology, pp99-142.  London: Berg.

Harris, O.J.T., (2010). Emotional and mnemonic geographies at Hambledon Hill: texturing Neolithic places with bodies and bones. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 20(3), 357-71.

Healy, F. (2004). Hambledon Hill and its implications. In: R. Cleal and J. Pollard (Eds.) Monuments and Material Culture: Papers on Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain in Honour of Isobel Smith, pp15-38.  East Knoyle: Hobnob Press.

Smith, I.F. (1966) Windmill Hill and its implications.  Palaeohistoria 12, 469-483.

Smith, I.F. (1971) Causewayed enclosures.   In: D.D.A. Simpson (ed.) Economy and Settlement in Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Britain and Europe, 89-112.  Leicester: Leicester University Press.

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