Our challenge is to understand the worlds that made great projects like the building of Stonehenge or Mycenae possible. Because archeological evidence excludes continental contact, sources are considered only in the context of the British Isles.The radiocarbon revolution made the old view that the architecture of Mycenae influenced the building of Stonehenge untenable. This analysis reveals wide-ranging origins across Britain, with few pigs raised locally.
This paper explores the acoustics of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: five caves in Spain that feature prehistoric paintings that are up to 40,000 years old; Stonehenge stone circle in England, which is over 4000 years old; and Paphos...
At Paphos Theatre, acoustics vary from the best seats on the front rows, backwards; here, the architects have considered acoustics in the design of the building.
The paper illustrates the changing acoustics of ritual sites in human cultures, showing how sound contributed to giving spaces an individual character, helping to afford a sense of contextualized ritual place.
PREVIEW contents, foreword, introduction: click link under files or more info This book reconsiders how we can understand archaeology on a grand scale by abandoning the claims that material remains stand for the people and institutions... Evans, Multi-isotope analysis reveals that feasts in the Stonehenge environs and across Wessex drew people and animals from throughout Britain. The scale of movement and the catchments that the complexes served, however, have thus far eluded understanding.
more PREVIEW contents, foreword, introduction: click link under files or more info This book reconsiders how we can understand archaeology on a grand scale by abandoning the claims that material remains stand for the people and institutions that produced them, or that genetic change somehow caused cultural change. Presenting the largest five-isotope system archeological dataset (87 Sr/ 86 Sr, 34 S, 18 O, 13 C, and 15 N) yet fully published, we analyze 131 pigs, the prime feasting animals, from four Late Neolithic (approximately 2800 to 2400 BCE) complexes to explore the networks that the feasts served.