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After an outline of the continental background of the British neolithic cultures the book contains two subdivisions. Professor Piggott first describes those cultures that he classes as primary: that is those bought to Britain by colonists who bought a knowledge of agriculture. He then shows how there arose derivative secondary neolithic cultures showing a resurgence of earlier characteristics. Finally all the British neolithic cultures are considered in relation to one another and to their continental setting, and an outline of relative and absolute chronology is made.
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- Date Published: March 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521105026
- length: 464 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
- weight: 0.59kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The Natural and Human Background of Neolithic Settlement in the British Isles
2. The Sites and Monuments of the Windmill Hill Culture
3. The Material Equipment, Origins and Relationships of the Windmill Hill Culture
4. The Expansion of the Windmill Hill Culture
5. The Neolithic Colonization of the West and North: Chambered Tombs and their Builders
6. The Clyde-Carlingford Culture in Western Scotland and Northern Ireland
7. Passage-grave Builders in Ireland: The Boyne Culture
8. The Colonization of the Highlands and Islands: Chambered-tomb Builders in the Hebridean and Orkney-Cromarty Regions
9. Miscellaneous Chambered-tomb Groups and Other Related Sites in the British Isles
10. The Secondary Neolithic Cultures: The Flint and Stone Industries
11. The Regional Communities of the Secondary Neolithic Cultures
12. The Content, Relationships, and Chronology of the British Neolithic Cultures.
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