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Author Name:    CUMMINGS, Vicki

Title:   View from the West: The Neolithic of the Irish Sea Zone. First Edition

Publisher:    Oxbow Books, Oxford & Oakville, 1995, ISBN:9781842173626 

Seller ID:   114910

CUMMINGS, Vicki. A View from the West: The Neolithic of the Irish Sea Zone.Oxford & Oakville : Oxbow Books, (2009). First Edition. Pp. (6),,[vii]-x,[ 1]-219,(3). With b&w photos and other illustrations in the text. Large 8vo,photo-illustrated cardcovers, light green spine. "At the heart of this stu dy are the early Neolithic chambered tombs of the Irish Sea zone, defined as west Wales, the west coast of northern Britain, coastal south and westernScotland, the western isles and the Isle of Man, and the eastern coast of Ireland. In order to understand these monuments, there must be a broader consideration of their landscape settings. The landscape setting of the chambered tombs is considered in detail, both overall and through a number of specific case studies, incorporating a much wider area than has been previously considered. Cummings investigates the background against which the Neolithic began in the Irish Sea zone and what led to the adoption of Neolithic practices, such as the construction of monuments. Following on from this, she considers what the chambered tombs and landscape can add to our understanding of the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition. This volume aims to incorporate landscape analysis into a broader understanding of the Neolithic sequence in this area and beyond. It will provide an introduction to the Mesolithic and Neolithic of the Irish Sea zone, as well as a summary of previous work on this subject. It also offers a starting point for future research and a better understanding of this area." - from rear cover. 1. An Introduction; 2. A Late Mesolithic background; 3. The Neolithic of the Irish Sea Zone; 4. The Neolithic Chambered Tombs of the Irish Sea Zone; 5. The Materiality of Monuments; 6. Megaliths and Landscape : The Setting of the Chambered Tombs of the Irish Sea Zone; 7. Attention to Detail : Regional Landscape Case Studies; 8. The Meaning of Megaliths and the Neolithic of the Irish Sea Zone : Conclusions. With bibliography and Index. Very good. As new. 25.00


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