Monumentality in Later Prehistory: Building and Rebuilding by Harold Mytum

By Harold Mytum

This quantity offers the result of a 30-year excavation, reconstruction, and public interpretation crusade on the overdue prehistoric inland promontory payment of Castell Henllys, right here concentrating on the protective series and the function of monumentality in later prehistory. the location has foreign value as a result of wide excavations of the Iron Age palisaded cost and later earthen ramparts, advanced gateway, and chevaux-de-frise of upright stones. it truly is now commonly recognized that the Iron Age consisted of many local cultural traditions, and the excavations at Castell Henllys offer an essential distinction to the well known huge hillfort groups in different elements of britain and Wales in addition to throughout Europe. As such, it's a specific window right into a common yet mostly missed web site classification and kind of social and fiscal supplier. The booklet will supply a case learn for the development and use of the earthworks of an immense eu overdue prehistoric payment sort – the Iron Age hillfort; the huge development is in comparison with different communal investments similar to the Mississippian mounds. it is going to additionally provide an leading edge type of web site reporting, together with substitute interpretations of the earthworks as both army defences or the community-binding symbols. in addition to Excavation, test and history Interpretation: Castell Henllys Hillfort Then and Now, those books may be required studying by way of these learning the past due prehistoric archaeology of england and Europe at complicated undergraduate and postgraduate point, and by way of these in North the United States learning complicated societies, monumentality and methods of writing archaeology.

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