Communities and Connections

Hardcover | August 11, 2007

EditorChris Gosden, Helena Hamerow, Philip De Jersey

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For almost forty years the study of the Iron Age in Britain has been dominated by Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe. Between the 1960s and 1980s he led a series of large-scale excavations at famous sites including the Roman baths at Bath, Fishbourne Roman palace, and Danebury hillfort whichrevolutionized our understanding of Iron Age society, and the interaction between this world of 'barbarians' and the classical civilizations of the Mediterranean. His standard text on Iron Age Communities in Britain is in its fourth edition, and he has published groundbreaking volumes of synthesison The Ancient Celts (OUP, 1997) and on the peoples of the Atlantic coast, Facing the Ocean (OUP, 2001). This volume brings together papers from more than thirty of Professor Cunliffe's colleagues and students to mark his retirement from the Chair of European Archaeology at the University ofOxford, a post which he has held since 1972. The breadth of the contributions, extending over 800 years and ranging from the Atlantic fringes to the eastern Mediterranean, is testimony to Barry Cunliffe's own extraordinarily wide interests.

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For almost forty years the study of the Iron Age in Britain has been dominated by Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe. Between the 1960s and 1980s he led a series of large-scale excavations at famous sites including the Roman baths at Bath, Fishbourne Roman palace, and Danebury hillfort whichrevolutionized our understanding of Iron Age socie...

Chris Gosden is Professor of European Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford Helena Hamerow is Professor of Earle Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Philip de Jersey is Post-Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Gary Lock is Professor of Archaeology...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:530 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:August 11, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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I. Travellers, Coastal Trade, and Exploration1. J. J. Wilkes: Sailing to the Britannic Isles: some Mediterranean perspectives on the remote North-West from the sixth century BC to the seventh century AD2. D. Nash Briggs: Home truths from travellers' tales: on the transmission of culture in the European Iron Age3. R. Bradley and A. Smith: Questions of context: a Greek cup from the River Thames4. J. Coles: Pre-Roman Iron Age boats and rocks in the North: reality and reflection5. M. Fulford: Coasting Britannia: Roman trade and traffic around the shores of Britain6. M. S. Tite and G. D. Hatton: The production technology of, and trade in, Egyptian Blue pigment in the Roman worldII. `On the Edge'. At the Fringes of Europe7. G. Barker and D. Mattingly: Cores and peripheries revisited: the mining landscapes of Wadi Faynan (southern Jordan) 5000 BC-AD 7008. E. Fentress: Where were North African nundinae held?9. M. Jones: A feast of Beltain? Reflections on the rich Danebury harvests10. H. Roche and G. Eogan: A reassessment of the enclosure at Lugg, County Dublin, Ireland11. F. M. V. Reimao Queiroga: The Late Castro culture of north-west Portugal: dynamics of changeIII. The Celtic Heartlands12. R. Megaw, V. Megaw, P. Ramsl and B Buhler: From Austria to Arras: the gold armlets from Grave 115, Mannersdorf a.d. Leitha, Lower Austria13. I. Ralston: Bourges in the earlier Iron Age: an interim view14. K. Gruel and C. Haselgrove: British potins abroad: a new find from central France and the Iron Age in south-east England15. J. Koch: Mapping Celticity, mapping Celticization16. A. P. Fitzpatrick: Druids: towards an archaeologyIV. Lanscapes and Society in Iron Age and Roman Britain17. C. Renfrew: Sculpture as landscape: archaeology and the Englishness of Henry Moore18. G. Lock: Wessex hillforts after Danebury: exploring boundaries19. J. Williams, A. Burnett, S. La Niece and M. Cowell: A new Gallo-Belgic B coin die from Hampshire20. P. de Jersey: Evidence of absence? The rarity of gold in Durotrigan Iron Age coinage21. L. Brown: Meme Machines and the mills of the imagination: science and supposition in archaeological enquiry22. P. Davenport: `How dare they leave all this unexcavated!' Continuing to discover Roman Bath23. J. Manley: Decoration and demon traps: the meanings of geometric borders in Roman mosaics24. M. Henig: `The race that is set before us': the athletic ideal in the aesthetics and culture of early Roman Britain25. P. de Jersey: Barry Cunliffe: an interim bibliography