Social Relations in Later Prehistory: Wessex in the First Millennium BC

Hardcover | May 15, 2010

byNiall Sharples

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In this fully illustrated study, Niall Sharples examine the complex social relationships of the Wessex region of southern England in the first millennium BC. He considers the nature of the landscape and manner of its organization, the methods that bring people together into large communities,the role of the individual, and how the region relates to other regions of Britain and Europe. These thematic concerns cover a detailed analysis of the significance of hillforts, the development of coinage and other exchange processes, the character of houses, and the nature of burial practices.Sharples offers an exciting new picture of a period and a region which has considerable importance for British archaeology, and he also provides all archaeologists interested in prehistory with a model of how later prehistoric society can be interpreted.

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In this fully illustrated study, Niall Sharples examine the complex social relationships of the Wessex region of southern England in the first millennium BC. He considers the nature of the landscape and manner of its organization, the methods that bring people together into large communities,the role of the individual, and how the regi...

Niall Sharples is Reader in Archaeology at the University of Cardiff.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:May 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199577714

ISBN - 13:9780199577712

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The Landscape Context3. Creating a Community4. The House as a Cosmology5. Defining the Individual6. Wessex in Context