Atlantic Europe in the First Millennium BC: Crossing the Divide

Hardcover | February 5, 2012

EditorTom Moore, Xose-Lois Armada

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European first millennium BC studies have witnessed an increasing theoretical divide between the approaches adopted in different countries. Whilst topics such as ethnicity, identity, and agency have dominated many British studies, such themes have had less resonance in continental approaches.At the same time, British and Iberian first millennium BC studies have become increasingly divorced from research elsewhere in Europe. While such divergence reflects deep historical divisions in theory and methodology between European perspectives, it is an issue that has been largely ignored byscholars of the period. This volume addresses these issues by bringing together 33 papers by leading Bronze Age and Iron Age scholars from France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland, North America, and the United Kingdom. Initial chapters from leading specialists introduce major themes (landscape studies, socialorganisation, historiography, dynamics of change, and identity), providing overviews on the history of approaches to these areas, personal perspectives on current problems, and possible future research directions. Subsequent chapters by key researchers develop these topics, presenting case studiesand in-depth discussions of particular issues relating to the first millennium BC in the Atlantic realm of Western Europe.

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European first millennium BC studies have witnessed an increasing theoretical divide between the approaches adopted in different countries. Whilst topics such as ethnicity, identity, and agency have dominated many British studies, such themes have had less resonance in continental approaches.At the same time, British and Iberian first...

Tom Moore is Lecturer in Archaeology at Durham University. His research focuses on the Iron Age in western Europe, particularly the Late Iron Age-Roman transition. Xose-Lois Armada is a Post-doctoral Researcher in The Heritage Laboratory (LaPa) at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). His research focuses on the Late Bronze Ag...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:816 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of figuresList of tablesList of contributorsPart 1. Crossing the divide1. Tom MOORE and Xose-Lois ARMADA: Crossing the Divide: opening a dialogue on approaches to Western European first millennium BC studiesPart 2. Landscape studies2. Gonzalo RUIZ ZAPATERO: Settlement and landscape in Iron Age Europe: archaeological mainstreams and minorities3. William MEYER and Carole L. CRUMLEY: Historical ecology: using what works to cross the divide4. Sebastian CELESTINO PEREZ, Victorino MAYORAL HERRERA, Jose Angel SALGADO CARMONA and Rebeca CAZORLA MARTIN: Stelae iconography and landscape in south-west Iberia5. Ignacio GRAU MIRA: Landscape dynamics, political processes and social strategies in the eastern Iberian Iron Age6. Oliver DAVIS: A re-examination of three Wessex type sites: Little Woodbury, Gussage All Saints and Winnall Down7. Francisco SANDE LEMOS, Goncalo CRUZ, Joao FONTE and Joana VALDEZ: Landscape in the Late Iron Age of north-western Portugal8. Pierre NOUVEL: La Tene and early Gallo-Roman settlement in central Gaul. An examination of the boundary between the Aedui, Lingoni and Senoni (Northern Burgundy, France)Part 3. The social modelling of Late Bronze Age and Iron Age Societies9. John COLLIS: Reconstructing Iron Age Society revisited10. How did British Middle and Late Pre-Roman Iron Age societies work (if they did)a11. Ines SASTRE PRATS: Social inequality during the Iron Age: interpretation models12. Francisco Javier GONZALEZ GARCIA, Cesar PARCERO-OUBINA and Xurxo AYAN VILA: Iron Age societies against the state. An account on the emergence of the Iron Age in north-western Iberia13. Guy DE MULDER and Jean BOURGEOIS: Shifting centres of power and changing elite symbolism in the Scheldt fluvial basin during the Late Bronze Age and the Iron Age14. Rebecca PEAKE, Valerie DELATTRE and Regis ISSENMANN: Examples of social modelling in the Seine valley during the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age15. Raimund KARL: Becoming Welsh. Modelling first millennium BC societies in Wales and the Celtic context16. Dimitri MATHIOT: Person, family and community: the social structure of Iron Age societies seen through the organization of their housing in north-western Europe17. Rachel POPE and Ian RALSTON: Approaching sex and status in Iron Age Britain with reference to the nearer continentPart 4. Continuity and change18. Barbara R. ARMBRUSTER: Approaches to metalwork - the role of technology in tradition, innovation and cultural change19. John C. BARRETT, Mark BOWDEN and David McOMISH: The problem of continuity: re-assessing the shape of the British Iron Age sequence20. Katharina BECKER: Iron Age Ireland: continuity, change and identity21. Jody JOY: Exploring status and identity in Later Iron Age Britain: reinterpreting mirror burials22. Jesus F. JORDA PARDO, Carlos MARIN SUAREZ and Javier GARCIA-GUINEA: Discovering San Chuis hillfort (northern Spain): archaeometry, craft technologies and social interpretation23. Alicia JIMENEZ DIEZ: Changing to remain the same. The southern Iberian Peninsula between the third and the first centuries BCPart 5. Rhythms of life and death24. Robert VAN DE NOORT: Crossing the divide in the first millennium BC: a study into the cultural biographies of boats25. Leonardo GARCIA SANJUAN: The warrior stelae of the Iberian south-west. Symbols of power in ancestral landscapes26. Miguel Angel ARNAIZ ALONSO and Juan MONTERO GUTIERREZ: Funerary expression and ideology in the Cogotas culture settlements in the northern Meseta of the Iberian Peninsula27. Raimon GRAELLS FABREGAT: Warriors and heroes from the northeast of Iberia: a view from the funerary contexts28. Ian ARMIT: Headhunting and social power in Iron Age Europe29. Valerie DELATTRE: The ritual representation of the body during the Late Iron Age in northern FrancePart 6. Exploring European research traditions30. Richard HINGLEY: Iron Age knowledge: Pre-Roman peoples and myths of origin31. Adam ROGERS: Exploring Late Iron Age settlement in Britain and the near Continent: Reading Edward Gibbon s The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and examining the significance of landscape, place, and water in settlement studies32. Guillermo-Sven REHER DIEZ: The introduction to ethnicity-syndrome in protohistorical archaeology33. Niall SHARPLES: Boundaries, status and conflict: An exploration of Iron Age research in the 20th century