Synopses & Reviews
Ten papers, delivered at the annual Theoretical Archaeology Group conference held in Cardiff in 1999, examine the ritual landscapes of the Neolithic through to the late Middle Ages, with an emphasis on the prehistoric period. Subjects include: pilgrimage in Neolithic western Europe; prehistoric flint mines in southern England; Bronze Age funerary monuments; Kurgan mortuary practices in the Eurasian Iron Age; animal deposits at Danebury; the Newstead military complex; late medieval religius boundaries in England and France.
This volume contains a selection of papers delivered at the Theoretical Archaeology Group conference held at Cardiff University in 1999. They derive from the session entitled 'The interpretation and Structure of Ritual Space', which was intended to provide a forum for new research concerning ritual landscapes and material culture. Of the 12 papers delivered at the conference session, 9 are published here, covering a broad chronological range from Neolithic ritual landscapes to medieval churches.