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Author Cooper, Anwen, author.

Title Grave goods: objects and death in later prehistoric Britain / Anwen Cooper, Duncan Garrow, Catriona Gibson, Melanie Giles and Neil Wilkin.

Publication Info. Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2022.


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Britain is internationally renowned for the high quality and exquisite crafting of its later prehistoric grave goods (c. 4000 BC to AD 43). Many of prehistoric Britain's most impressive artefacts have come from graves. Interred with both inhumations and cremations, they provide some of the most durable and well-preserved insights into personal identity and the prehistoric life-course, yet they also speak of the care shown to the dead by the living, and of people's relationships with 'things'. Objects matter.This book's title is an intentional play on words. These are objects in burials; but they are also goods, material culture, that must be taken seriously. Within it, we outline the results of the first long-term, large-scale investigation into grave goods during this period, which enables a new level of understanding of mortuary practice and material culture throughout this major period of technological innovation and social transformation. Analysis is structured at a series of different scales, ranging from macro-scale patterning across Britain, to regional explorations of continuity and change, to site-specific histories of practice, to micro-scale analysis of specific graves and the individual objects (and people) within them. We bring these different scales of analysis together in the first ever book focusing specifically on objects and death in later prehistoric Britain.
Note Print version record.
Subject Grave goods -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
Great Britain -- Antiquities -- Case studies.
Mobilier funéraire -- Grande-Bretagne -- Études de cas.
Fouilles (Archéologie) -- Grande-Bretagne -- Études de cas.
Social Science / Archaeology.
History / Europe / Great Britain.
History / Ancient.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Antiquities, Prehistoric. (OCoLC)fst00810762
Excavations (Archaeology) (OCoLC)fst00917564
Grave goods. (OCoLC)fst00946842
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Garrow, Duncan, author.
Gibson, Catriona, author.
Giles, Melanie, author.
Wilkin, Neil, author.
Other Form: Print version: Cooper, Anwen. Grave goods. Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2022 1789257476 (OCoLC)1243261991
ISBN 9781789257489 (electronic bk.)
1789257484 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. https://doi. org/10.5284/1052206
AU@ 000071209284

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