Settlement, halls and houses

‘House’ platform, Western Enclosure of Durrington Walls (used by permission)

Blogs and websites


Armit, I., Murphy, E., Nelis, E. and Simpson, D. (Eds.) (2004). Neolithic Settlement in Ireland and Western Britain, Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Chadwick, A.M. (2004). Stories from the Landscape. Archaeologies of Inhabitation. BAR Intl Series, 1238, Archaeopress, Oxford.

Cleary, R.M. & Kelleher, H. (2011) Archaeological Excavations at Tullahedy County Tipperary. Neolithic Settlement in North Munster. Cork: The Collins Press.

Darvill, T. and Thomas, J. (Eds.) (1996) Neolithic Houses in Northwest Europe and Beyond, Oxford: Oxbow.

Hoffman, D. & Smyth, J. (Eds.) (2013) Tracking the Neolithic House in Europe. Sedentism, Architecture and Practice. London: Springer.

Murray, H.K, Murray, J.C. and Fraser, S. (2009) A Tale of Unknown unknowns: A Mesolithic Pit Alignment and a Neolithic Timber Hall at Warren Field, Crathes, Aberdeenshire.  Oxford: Oxbow.

Richards, C. (2005). Dwelling Among the Monuments: the Neolithic village of Barnhouse, Maeshowe passge grave and surrounding monuments at Stenness, Orkney. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

Smith, J. (2012). Settlements in the Irish Neolithic. New Discoveries on the edge of Europe. Prehistoric Society Research paper 6. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Whittle, A. (2003) The Archaeology of People: Dimensions of Neolithic Life.  London: Routledge.


Barclay, G.J., Brophy, K. and McGregor, G. (2002) Claish, Stirling: an early Neolithic structure in its context.  Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 132, 65-137.

Bradley, R.J. (1987) Flint technology and the character of Neolithic settlement.   In:  A. Brown and M.R. Edmonds (eds.) Lithic Analysis and Later British Prehistory, 181-186.   Oxford:  British Archaeological Reports 162.

Brophy, K. (2006) Rethinking Scotland’s Neolithic: combining circumstance with context.  Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 136, 7-47.

Brophy, K. (2007) From big house to cult house: Early Neolithic timber halls in Scotland.  Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 73, 75-96.

Brophy, K. (2012) Houses, halls and occupation in Britain and Ireland. In: Fowler, C, Harding, J and Hoffman, D (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe. Oxford University Press, Oxford. (In Press)

Edmonds, M.R. (1997) Taskscape, technology and tradition. Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 29, 99-110.

Gallagher, D. (2012) Dunsinane 3: an Early Neolithic house in County Wexford. In B Kelly, N. Roycroft and M. Stanley (Eds) Encounters Between Peoples: Proceedings of the NRA National Archaeology Seminar, August 2011. Archaeology and the National Roads Authority Monograph Series No.9. Dublin.

Kenny, J. (2008) Recent excavations at Parc Bryn Cegin, Llandygai, near Bangor, North Wales.  Archaeologia Cambrensis 157, 9-142.

McFadyen, L. (2008) Temporary spaces in the Mesolithic and Early Neolithic: understanding landscapes. In: J. Pollard (ed.) Prehistoric Britain, 121-34.  Oxford: Blackwell.

Pollard, J. (1999) ‘These places have their moments’: thoughts on settlement practices in the British Neolithic.  In: J. Brück and M. Goodman (eds.) Marking Places in the Prehistoric World, 76-93.  London: University College London Press.

Pollard, J. (2000) Neolithic occupation practices and social ecologies from Rinyo to Clacton. In: A. Ritchie (ed.) Neolithic Orkney in its European Complex, 363-70.  Cambridge: McDonald Institute.

Rowley-Conwy, P. (2003) No fixed abode?  Nomadism in the northwest European Neolithic.  In: G. Burenhult (ed.) Stones and Bones: Formal Disposal of the Dead in Atlantic Europe During the Mesolithic-Neolithic Interface 6000-3000 BC, 115-44.  Oxford: British Archaeological Reports 1201.

Smyth, J. (2010) The house and group identity in the Irish Neolithic.  Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 111C, 1-31.

Tipping, R. et al. (2009) Modelling land use around an early Neolithic timber ‘hall’ in north east Scotland from high resolution pollen analysis.  Journal of Archaeological Science 36, 140-9.

Whittle, A.W.R. (1997) Moving on and moving around: Neolithic settlement mobility.  In: P. Topping (ed.) Neolithic Landscapes, 14-22.  Oxford: Oxbow.

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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