Earthen Long Barrows

Web sites and blogs

http://digitaldigging.co.uk/maps/long-barrows/somerset/long-barrows-overview.html

Books

Ashbee, P. (1970) The Earthen Long Barrow in Britain.   London: Dent.

Field, D. (2006) Earthen Long Barrows: The Earliest Monuments in the British Isles.  Stroud: Tempus.

Last, J. (Ed) (2007) Beyond the Grave: New Perspectives on Barrows. Oxford: Oxbow

Kinnes, I. (1992) Non-Megalithic Long Barrows in the British Neolithic.   London:  British Museum.

Midgley M., (1985) The Origin and Function of the Earthen Long Barrows of Northern Europe. BAR Inter. Series 259, Oxford

Smith, M. and Brickley, M. (2009). People of the Long Barrows: Life, Death and Burial in the Earlier Neolithic. Stroud: The History Press.

Thomas, J.S. (1999) Understanding the Neolithic.   London:  Routledge.

 

Articles

Barrett, J.C. (1988) The living, the dead, and the ancestors:  Neolithic and Early Bronze Age mortuary practices.   In:  J.C. Barrett and I.A. Kinnes (eds.) The Archaeology of Context in the Neolithic and Bronze Age, 30-41.  Sheffield:  Department of Archaeology and Prehistory.

Bradley, R.J. (1983) The bank barrows and related monuments of Dorset in the light of recent fieldwork.  Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society. 105, 15-20.

Bradley, R. (1992) The excavation of an oval barrow beside the Abingdon causewayed enclosure.  Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 58, 127-42.

Hodder, I. and Shand, P. (1988) The Haddenham long barrow:  an interim statement.  Antiquity 62,  394-353.

Kinnes, I. (1975) Monumental function in British Neolithic burial practices.   World Archaeology 7, 16-28.

Shanks, M. and Tilley, C.Y. (1982) Ideology, symbolic power and ritual communication:  a reinterpretation of Neolithic mortuary practices.   In: I. Hodder (ed.) Symbolic and Structural Archaeology, 129-154.   Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press.

Sherratt, A. (1990) The genesis of megaliths: Monumentality, ethnicity and social complexity in Neolithic north‐west Europe. World Archaeology, 22 (2), 147-167.

Thorpe, I.J. (1984) Ritual, power and ideology: a reconsideration of earlier Neolithic rituals in Wessex.   In:  R.J. Bradley & J. Gardiner (eds.) Neolithic Studies, 41-60.  Oxford:  British Archaeological Reports 133.

Vyner, B. (1984) The excavation of a Neolithic cairn at Street House, Loftus,  Cleveland.   Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 50, 151-196.

Vyner, B. (1986) Evidence for mortuary practices in the Neolithic burial mounds and cairns of northern Britain.   Scottish Archaeological Review 11-16.

Whittle, A. (1991) Wayland’s Smithy, Oxfordshire:  excavations at the Neolithic tomb in 1962-3.   Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 57, 61-102.

Whittle, A., Barclay, A., Bayliss, A., McFadyen, L., Schulting, R. and Wysocki, M. (2007) Building for the dead: events, processes and changing worldviews from the thirty-eighth to the thirty-fourth centuries Cal. BC in southern Britain.  Cambridge Archaeological Journal 17 (supp.), 123-47.

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