Wood and fire: Scotland’s timber cursus monuments

Brophy, K. and Millican, K. (2015) Wood and fire: Scotland’s timber cursus monuments. Archaeological Journal, 172(2), pp. 1-28. (doi: 10.1080/00665983.2015.1025589)

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This paper offers the first comprehensive overview of Scotland’s early Neolithic timber cursus monuments. This small group of sites has, in recent years, been viewed as a significant element of the early Neolithic repertoire in northern Britain, and forerunner to the later earthwork cursus monuments found across the British Isles; but as yet their treatment has been at a largely superficial level. The article draws together the evidence from excavations, cropmarks and the authors’ own fieldwork. As well as describing the monuments, the study also offers a new interpretation of the construction, role and destruction of these monuments within the context of the woodland world of lowland Scotland in the first half of the fourth millennium BC.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Millican, Dr Kirsty and Brophy, Dr Kenny
Authors: Brophy, K., and Millican, K.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Journal Name:Archaeological Journal
ISSN (Online):2373-2288
Published Online:14 April 2015

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