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Title Movement, exchange and identity in Europe in the 2nd and 1st millennia BC : beyond frontiers / edited by Anne Lehoërff and Marc Talon
Published Oxford, United Kingdom ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 304 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents To think of leaving : mobility and identities in Western Europe during the Bronze Age / Anne Lehoërff -- On migrations : Sigfried Jan de Laet (1914-1999) : his role in Belgian Bronze Age archaeology after the Second World War and the diffusion of cultural characteristics / Guy De Mulder and Jean Bourgeois -- Marcel Édouard Mariën (1918-1991) and the metal ages in Belgium : undoing the Atlantic wall / Walter Leclercq and Eugène Warmenbol -- Transmanche in the Penard/Rosnoën stage : wearing the same sleeve or keeping at arm's length? / Stuart Needham -- At world's end : the channel Bronze Age and the emergence and limits of the Atlantic complex / Steven Matthews -- Rythmes et contours de la géographie culturelle sur le littoral de la Manche entre le IIIe et le début du Ier millénaire / Cyril Marcigny, Jean Bourgeois et Marc Talon -- The atlantic early Iron Age in Gaul / Pierre-Yves Milcent -- Following the whale's road : perceptions of the sea in prehistory / Peter Clark -- Circular funerary monuments at the beginning of the Bronze Age in the north of France : architecture and duration of use / Nathalie Buchez, Yann Lorin, Emmanuelle Leroy-Langelin, Armelle Masse, Angélique Sergent and Sébastien Toron -- Evolution of rites and funerary systems during the early and middle Bronze Age in the north-west of France / Ghislaine Billand, Isabelle Le Goff and Marc Talon -- La nécropole de soliers "PA. EOLE" (14) : nouvelles données en faveur d'un complexe medio-atlantique / Régis Issenmann, Capucine Tranchant, Alexis Corrochano et Émilie Dubreucq -- Open Bronze Age settlement forms in the north of France : state of knowledge and study strategies / Emmanuele Leroy-Langelin, Yann Lorin, Armelle Masse, Angélique Sergent and Marc Talon -- Les découvertes récentes de mobilier céramique bronze ancien-début bronze final dans le nord-ouest de la France / Nathalie Buchez, Marianne Deckers, Caroline Gutierrez, Alain Henton et Marc Talon -- Bronze age ceramic traditions and the impact of the natural barrier : complex links between decoration, technique and social groups around the Channel / Sébastien Manem -- Evolution des faciès céramiques au bronze final et à l'aube du premier âge du fer : entre somme, escaut et rivages de la Manche (France, Région Nord-Picardie) / Alain Henton et Nathalie Buchez -- The Channel : border and link during the Bronze Age / Patrice Brun -- Water between two worlds : reflections on the explanatory value of archaeological finds in a Bronze Age river landscape / Christoph Huth -- Le passage des Alpes : voyages et échanges entre l'Italie et la Suisse (2200-700 av. J.-C.) / Mireille David-Elbiali -- Voyage mythique et transport réel au Bronze final européen / Stefan Wirth
Summary This collection of papers by an international chort of contributors explores the nature of the maritime connections that appear to have existed in the Transmanche/English Channel Zone during later prehistory. Organised into three themes, 'Movement and Identity in the Transmanche Zone'; 'Travel and exchange'; 'Identity and Landscape', the papers seek to articulate notions of frontier, mobility and identity from the end of the 3rd to the beginning of the 1st millennium BC, a time when the archaeological evidence suggests that the sea facilitated connections between peoples on both sides of the Channel rather than acting as a barrier as it is so often perceived today. Recent decades have since a massive increase in large-scale excavation programmes on either side of the Channel in advance of major infra-structure and urban development, resulting in the acqusition of huge, complex new datasets enabling new insights into later prehistoric life in this crucially important region. Papers consider the role of several key archaeologists in transforming our appreciation of the connectivity of the sea in prehistory; consider the extent to which the Channel zone developed into a closely unified cultural zone during later Bronze Age in terms of communities that serviced the movement of artefacts across the Channel with both sides sharing widely in the same artefacts and social practices; examine funerary practices and settlement evidence and consider the relationship between communities in social, cultural and ideological terms; and consider mechanisms for the transmission of ideas and how they may be reflected in the archaeological record. Brings together leading scholars from the UK and northern Europe in a thought-provoking and revealing new examination of the relationship between communities in the 'Transmanche Zone' in the Bronze and Iron Ages. The premise is that the English Channel was a conduit for connectivity and exchange of ideas, artefacts and social practices and rather than a barrier or frontier that had to be overcome before such connections could be fostered
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Contributions in English and French
Print version record
Subject Bronze age -- Europe.
Commerce, Prehistoric -- Europe.
Culture diffusion -- English Channel Region -- History -- To 1500
Material culture -- English Channel Region -- History -- To 1500
English Channel Region -- History -- To 1500
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Lehoërff, Anne, editor
Talon, Marc, editor
LC no. 2017046352
ISBN 1785707175 (electronic bk.)
9781785707179 (electronic bk.)