Megalithic Tombs

Web sites and blogs

http://www.megalithic.co.uk/

Books

Benson, D. and Whittle, A. (2007) Building Memories: The Neolithic Cotswold Long Barrow at Ascott-Under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Cummings, V. (2009) A View from the West: The Neolithic of the Irish Sea Zone.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Cummings, V. and Whittle, A. (2004) Places of Special Virtue: Megaliths in the Neolithic Landscapes of Wales.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Darvill, T. (2004) Long Barrows of the Cotswolds and Surrounding Areas.  Stroud: Tempus.

Saville, A. (1990) Hazleton North, Gloucestershire, 1979-82: The Excavation of a Neolithic Long Cairn of the Cotswold-Severn Group.   London:  English Heritage.

 

Articles

Bayliss, A; Benson, D; Galer, D; Humphrey, L; McFadyen, L. and Whittle, A. (2007) One thing after another: the date of the Ascott-under-Wychwood long barrow”.  Cambridge Archaeological Journal 17, 29-44.

Beckett, J.F. (2005). Selective Burial in Irish Megalithic Tombs: Burial Practice, Age, Sex and Representation in the Neolithic. In S R Zakrzweski and M Clegg (Eds), Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology. BAR International Series 1383, Archaeopress, Oxford. Pp 31-50.

Corcoran, J.W.X.P. (1972) Multi-period construction and the origins of the chambered long cairn in western Britain and Ireland.   In: F. Lynch and C. Burgess (eds.) Prehistoric Man in Wales and the West, 31-63.   Bath:  Adams and Dart.

Masters, L. (1983) Chambered tombs and non-megalithic barrows in Britain.   In:  C. Renfrew (ed.) The Megalithic Monuments of Western Europe, 97-112.   London:  Thames and Hudson.

Noble, G. (2005) Ancestry, farming and the changing architecture of the Clyde cairns of south-west Scotland. In: V. Cummings and A, Pannett (eds.) Set in Stone: New Approaches to Neolithic Monuments in Scotland, 25-36.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Powell, T., Corcoran, J., Lynch, F. and Scott, J. (1969) Megalithic Enquiries in the West of Britain.  Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.

Saville, A. (1984) Preliminary report on the excavation of a Cotswold-Severn tomb at Hazleton, Gloucestershire.   Antiquaries Journal 64, 10-24.

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): 147-67.

Thomas, J.S. (1988) The social significance of Cotswold-Severn burial rites.   Man 23,  540-559.

Thomas, J.S. (1992) Monuments, movement, and the context of Megalithic art.  In:  A. Sheridan and N. Sharples (Eds.) Vessels for the Ancestors, 143-55.  Edinburgh:  Edinburgh University Press.

Thomas, J.S. (1993) The hermeneutics of megalithic space.   In:  C. Tilley (ed.) Interpretative Archaeology, 73-98.   London:  Berg.

Whittle, A.W.R. and Wysocki, M. (1998) Parc le Breos Cwm chambered tomb.   Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 64, 139-82.

Wysocki, M. & Whittle, A. (2000) Diversity, lifestyles and rites: new biological and archaeological evidence from British Earlier Neolithic mortuary assemblages.  Antiquity 74, 591-601

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