Warm air and glowing pyres: cremating bodies in the Late Neolithic of Scotland

Brophy, K. , MacGregor, G. and Noble, G. (2018) Warm air and glowing pyres: cremating bodies in the Late Neolithic of Scotland. In: Bickle, P. and Sibbesson, E. (eds.) Neolithic Bodies. Series: Neolithic Studies Group seminar papers (15). Oxbow Books: Oxford, pp. 74-95. ISBN 9781785709012

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Abstract

An overview of cremation practice in Scotland's Neolithic through an examination of two case-studies: a late Neolithic cremation cemetery at Forteviot excavated by Brophy and Noble in 2009, and experimental pyres on Arran as part of MacGregor and Brophy's Build n Burn project.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Neolithic, Scotland, cremation, experimental archaeology, Forteviot.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacGregor, Dr Gavin and Brophy, Dr Kenny and Noble, Mr Gordon
Authors: Brophy, K., MacGregor, G., and Noble, G.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
College of Arts > School of Humanities
Publisher:Oxbow Books
ISBN:9781785709012
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