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Bronze Age barrows on the heathlands of southern England: construction, forms and interpretations

Bradley, R. and Fraser, E. (2010) Bronze Age barrows on the heathlands of southern England: construction, forms and interpretations. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 29 (1). pp. 15-33. ISSN 0262-5253

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0092.2009.00338.x

Abstract/Summary

The Bronze Age barrows on the downs of southern England have been investigated and discussed for nearly 200 years, but much less attention has been paid to similar structures in the areas of heathland beyond the chalk and river gravels. They were built in a phase of expansion towards the end of the Early Bronze Age, and more were constructed during the Middle Bronze Age. They have a number of distinctive characteristics. This paper considers the interpretation of these monuments and their wider significance in relation to the pattern of settlement. It also discusses the origins of field systems in lowland England.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Social Archaeology
ID Code:19272
Publisher:Wiley

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