A recreation of visual engagement and the revelation of world views in Bronze Age Scotland

Higginbottom, G., Smith, A. G. K. and Tonner, P. (2015) A recreation of visual engagement and the revelation of world views in Bronze Age Scotland. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 22(2), pp. 584-645. (doi:10.1007/s10816-013-9182-7)

Higginbottom, G., Smith, A. G. K. and Tonner, P. (2015) A recreation of visual engagement and the revelation of world views in Bronze Age Scotland. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 22(2), pp. 584-645. (doi:10.1007/s10816-013-9182-7)

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Abstract

Focussing on the earliest periods of intensive monument building in prehistoric Scotland (3000–1000 bc), this study identifies how humans chose and made places that were important to them. It examines how monuments and the natural environment were used to create landscapes embedded with cultural meaning and remembrance. This project addresses a gap in knowledge about prehistoric Scotland, namely the lack of understanding of the place that many hundreds of free-standing stones (F-SS) in circles, rows, pairs or on their own, had for their creators, especially the smaller monuments. This work with its special focus on the islands of Coll and Tiree goes some way to rediscover the perceptions and decisions made by people in the past about their monumental landscape.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tonner, Dr Philip
Authors: Higginbottom, G., Smith, A. G. K., and Tonner, P.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Pedagogy Policy and Practice
Journal Name:Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1072-5369
ISSN (Online):1573-7764
Published Online:12 December 2013

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