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Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany

byChris Scarre

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Brittany has long been famous for its Neolithic monuments, which include the largest prehistoric standing stone ever to have been erected in Western Europe, and the spectacular Carnac alignments. How and by whom were they built? This fully illustrated study aims to answer those questions usingthe results of recent French research on these sites, along with the insights provided by the author's own field studies. The emphasis is on the landscape setting of these monuments, and how that landscape may have influenced or inspired the construction of megalithic tombs and settings of standingstones. The development of the monuments is set within a chronological narrative, from the last hunter-gatherers of the late 6th millennium BC and the arrival of the first farmers, down to the end of the Neolithic period 3000 years later.

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Chris Scarre is Professor of Archaeology at Durham University.
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Title:Landscapes of Neolithic BrittanyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:350 pagesPublished:March 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199281629

ISBN - 13:9780199281626

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1. The study of Neolithic Brittany2. Peopling the landscape: perspectives from historical geography3. All change please? The Neolithic transition in Brittany4. The first monuments5. The Carnac landscape6. At the edges of the world: the Brittany passage graves7. Bodies of evidence8. Stone settings and sacred landscapes: three case-studies9. The domestication of monuments: Brittany in the Later Neolithic10. Power and place: connecting with the land