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Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europe

Signing the Land

Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europe by Mr Richard Bradley
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Along the Atlantic seaboard, from Scotland to Spain, are numerous rock carvings made four to five thousand years ago, whose interpretation poses a major challenge to the archaeologist.
In the first full-length treatment of the subject, based largely on new fieldwork, Richard Bradley argues that these carvings should be interpreted as a series of symbolic messages that are shared between monuments, artefacts and natural places in the landscape. He discusses the cultural setting of the rock carvings and the ways in which they can be interpreted in relation to ancient land use, the creation of ritual monuments and the burial of the dead. Integrating this fascinating yet little-known material into the mainstream of prehistoric studies, Richard Bradley demonstrates that these carvings played a fundamental role in the organization of the prehistoric landscape.
Taylor and Francis; November 2002
297 pages; ISBN 9781134708901
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Title: Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europe
Author: Mr Richard Bradley; Richard Bradley
 
ISBNs
0203446992
9780203446997
9780415165358
9781134708901
9781134708925