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A Study of the Bronze Age Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland and its Associated Grave-Goods

A Study of the Bronze Age Pottery of Great Britain and Ireland and its Associated Grave-Goods
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  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108082570

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  • The fifth Baron Abercromby (1841–1924), a soldier and keen archaeologist, published this two-volume work in 1912. His especial interest was prehistoric pottery, and he introduced the word 'beaker' as a term to indicate the late Neolithic/Chalcolithic western European culture which produced these characteristic clay drinking vessels. His aim was to produce a chronological survey of British and Irish ceramics from the late Neolithic to the end of the Bronze Age, to classify these by type and geographical area, and to examine the goods associated with dateable pottery in burials and cremation urns. This heavily illustrated work also puts the British beakers into their European context and considers the possible indications of movements of people given by variations in style. In Volume 1, burials are considered, while Volume 2 surveys cinerary urns and their associated smaller pottery, and in both, the ethnography of skeletal remains is considered.

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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108082570
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 295 x 206 x 23 mm
    • weight: 1.02kg
    • contains: 110 b/w illus. 8 maps
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Introductory
    2. British ceramic
    3. Continental and British ornamentation compared
    4. Objects found with beaker interments
    5. Ethnographical and historical
    6. Colonization and diffusion of the invaders
    7. The food-vessel class
    8. Pottery types
    9. Pottery types (cont.)
    10. Pottery types (cont.)
    11. Ornamentation
    12. Objects found with food vessels
    13. Ethnographical section
    14. Ethnographical
    Plates. Volume 2:
    1. Cinerary urns
    2. Pottery types
    3. Type 2, small cinerary or pygmy vessels
    4. Age of pygmy vessels
    5. Type 3, southern groups 1, 2, 3
    6. Relative age of southern types 3, 4
    7. Pottery types, area 2
    8. Pottery types, area 1
    9. Ethnographical
    10. Stonehenge
    11. Who were the brachycephalic invaders?
    12. Limits of the bronze age
    13. Relative chronology of pottery of bronze age I-V

  • Author

    John Abercromby

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