In contrast to Continental Europe, where the Iron Age is abundantly represented by funerary remains as well as by hill-forts and major centers, the British Iron Age is mainly represented by its settlement sites, and especially by houses of circular ground-plan, in marked contrast to the Central and Northern European tradition of rectangular houses. In lowland Britain the evidence for timber round-houses comprises the footprint of post-holes or foundation trenches; in the Atlantic north and west, the remains of monumental stone-built houses survive as upstanding ruins, testimony to the building skills of Iron Age engineers and masons.
D. W. Harding's fully illustrated study explores not just the architectural aspects of round-houses, but more importantly their role in the social, economic and ritual structure of their communities, and their significance as symbols of Iron Age society in the face of Romanization.
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D. W. Harding is Abercromby Professor Emeritus in the University of Edinburgh.
This book provides an excellent and comprehensive description of these structures... and contains a critical review of many significant problems of interpretation that make it an important contribution to any library. Niall Sharples, British Archaeology this meticulously researched and well-illustrated volume is a significant contribution to Iron Ages studies Lisa Westcott, Current Archaeology an invaluable introduction and summary for any newcomer to the subject, and a must-have reference volume for those already more Lindsey Buster, European Journal of Archaeology
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Description du livre Oxford University Press, USA, 2009. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0199558574
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Description du livre Oxford University Press, 2009. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0199558574