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Author Conneller, Chantal, author.

Title The Mesolithic in Britain : landscape and society in times of change / Chantal Conneller
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
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Series Routledge archaeology of Northern Europe
Contents Hunting and gathering time : chronological frameworks and key themes -- Pioneers in the North : preboreal and early boreal settlement, 9500-8200BC -- The early Mesolithic colonisation of the south : Deepcar and the early boreal Mesolithic, 9300 to 8200BC -- A new way of living : pits, hazelnuts, places and the ancestors in the middle Mesolithic, 8200-7000BC -- The forgotten people : the late Mesolithic, 7000-5000BC -- The last hunters : the final Mesolithic, 5000-4000BC
Summary "The Mesolithic in Britain proposes a new division of the Mesolithic period into four parts, each with its distinct character. The Mesolithic has previously been seen as timeless, where little changed over thousands of years. This new synthesis draws on advances in scientific dating to understand the Mesolithic inhabitation of Britain as a historical process. The period was, in fact, a time of profound change: houses, monuments, middens, long term use of sites and regions, manipulation of the environment and the symbolic deposition of human and animal remains all emerged as significant practices in Britain for the first time. The book describes the lives of the first pioneers in the early Mesolithic; the emergence of new modes of inhabitation in the Middle Mesolithic; the regionally diverse settlement of the late Mesolithic; and the radical changes of the final millennium of the period. The first synthesis of Mesolithic Britain since 1932, it takes both a chronological and a regional approach. This will serve as an essential text for anyone studying the period: undergraduate and graduate students, specialists in the field and community archaeology groups"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Chantal Conneller is a Senior Lecturer in early prehistory at Newcastle University. She is author of An Archaeology of Material, 2012, and Star Carr: A Persistent Place in a Changing World, 2018
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Subject Mesolithic period -- Great Britain
Mesolithic period.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology
Great Britain -- Antiquities.
Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021042556
ISBN 1000475107