Monuments and monumentality

Blogs and Web sites (Details of the “Where Rivers Meet” project and the monument complex at Catholme, Staffs)


Barrett, J.C. (1994) Fragments from Antiquity.   Oxford:  Blackwell.

Bradley, R.J. (1998) The Significance of Monuments.   London:  Routledge.

Bradley, R.J. (2000) The Archaeology of Natural Places. London:  Routledge.

Bradley, R.J. (2002) The Past in Prehistoric Societies.  London: Routledge.

Cummings, V. and A, Pannett (Eds.) (2005) Set in Stone: New Approaches to Neolithic Monuments in Scotland, Oxford: Oxbow.



Brück, J. (2001) Monuments, power and personhood in the British Neolithic.  Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 7, 649-67.

Chapman, H., Hewson, M. & Watters, M. (2010). The Catholme Ceremonial Complex, Staffordshire, UK. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 76, 135-163.

Cherry, J. (1978) Generalisation and the archaeology of the state. In: D.Green, C. Haselgrove & M. Spriggs (eds.) Social Organisation & Settlement, pp411-437. Oxford:  British Archaeological Reports S47.

Cummings, V. (2002) All cultural things: actual and conceptual monuments in the Neolithic of western Britain.  In: C. Scarre (ed.) Monuments and Landscape in Atlantic Europe, 107-21.  London: Routledge.

Cummings, V. (2008). The architecture of monuments. In J. Pollard (ed.), Prehistoric Britain, pp135-59. Oxford: Blackwell.

Frazer, S. (1998) The public forum and the space between: the materiality of social strategy in the Irish Neolithic.   Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 64, 203-24.

Gillings, M., Pollard, J., Wheatley, D. & Peterson, R. (2008). Landscape of the Megaliths. Excavation and fieldwork on the Avebury Monuments. Oxford, Oxbow Books.

Renfrew, A.C. (1973) Monuments, mobilisation and social organisation in Neolithic Wessex.   In: A.C.Renfrew (ed.) The Explanation of Culture Change, pp539-558.   London: Duckworth.

Richards, C.C. (1996) Henges and water: towards an elemental understanding of monumentality and landscape in late Neolithic Britain.   Journal of Material Culture 1, 313-36.

Richards, C.C. (2004) A choreography of construction: monuments, mobilization and social organization in Neolithic Orkney.  In: J. Cherry, C. Scarre and S. Shennan (eds.) Explaining Social Change: Studies in Honour of Colin Renfrew, pp103-30.  Cambridge: McDonald Institute.

Scarre, C. (2002). A Place of Special Meaning: Interpreting Pre-historic Monuments in the Landscape. In Bruno David & Meredith Wilson (Eds), Inscribed Landscapes. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, pp 154-175.

Sheridan, J A, Cook, M and Ellis, C (2010) Excavations at Upper Largie quarry, Argyll & Bute, Scotland: new light on the prehistoric ritual landscape of the Kilmartin Glen. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society (76). pp. 165-212.

Thomas, J.S. (1990) Monuments from the inside:  the case of the Irish megalithic tombs.   World Archaeology 22, 168-78.

Thomas, J.S. (2001) Archaeologies of place and landscape. In: I. Hodder (ed.) Archaeological Theory Today, pp165-86.  Cambridge: Polity Press.

Tilley, C.Y. (1996) The powers of rocks: topography and monument construction on Bodmin Moor.  World Archaeology 28, 161-76.

Waddington, C. (2011). Towards Synthesis: Research and Discovery in Neolithic North-East England. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 77, 279-320.

One Response to Monuments and monumentality

  1. Andy Burnham says:

    Thanks for the link, honoured to be in such auspicious company!

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