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By Professor John Barrett, Richard J. Bradley, Martin T. Green

Cranborne Chase, in valuable southern England, is the realm the place British box archaeology built in its glossy shape. the location of normal Pitt Rivers' pioneering excavations within the 19th century, Cranborne Chase additionally offers a microcosm of almost all of the significant different types of filed monument found in southern England as an entire. a lot of the archaeological fabric has luckily survived, providing the fullest chronological conceal of any a part of the prehistoric British panorama. Martin eco-friendly begun operating during this zone in 1968 and used to be joined by means of John Barrett and Richard Bradley in 1977 for a fuller programme of survey and excavation that lasted for almost ten years. during this very important learn, they follow a few of the questions in prehistory to at least one of the 1st areas of the rustic to be studied in such element. The publication is a neighborhood research of long term swap in British prehistory, and encompasses a distinct number of facts. A landmark within the archaeological literature, will probably be crucial examining for college students and students of British prehistory and social and historic geography, and in addition for all these concerned with archaeological equipment.

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4). The later levels of the Cursus will be considered in relation to subsequent settlement in its vicinity, but it is worth noting that they did not show any signs of a collapsed bank.

We shall return to later developments at Wor Barrow in Chapter 3, but a word is necessary on the dating of the early phases of this site. None of the burials described above was found with any artefacts, but undecorated Neolithic pottery was present in the early layers of the main barrow ditch. An antler pick found on the bottom of this ditch has a radiocarbon date of 2790 ± 130 be (BM 2284R), whilst another deposited within the primary silts of the same feature has a date of 2710 ± 130 be (BM 2283R).

To what extent did the building of successive monuments in the study area involve an explicit acknowledgement of the achievements of the past? And how far did the activities of later generations gain authority by referring to long-established structures in the landscape? Discussion of the broader issues is reserved for later chapters, but even at the most empirical level these questions affect the ways in which our account of this region has been organised. 2 The nature of the evidence2A We must now cast a critical eye over the types of material used in describing this sequence.

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