Urban prehistoric enclosures: empty spaces/busy places

Brophy, K. (2019) Urban prehistoric enclosures: empty spaces/busy places. In: Campbell, C. J., Giovine, A. and Keating, J. (eds.) Empty Spaces: Perspectives on Emptiness in Modern History. Series: IHR conference series. Institute of Historical Research: London, pp. 179-200. ISBN 9781909646490

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A discussion of Neolithic enclosures as empty spaces in the past, and present. Our archaeological techniques often reveal large apparently empty spaces within enclosures of Neolithic date such as cursus monuments and palisaded enclosures, but is this because activity left no surface traces? By contrast contemporary prehistoric-style enclosures often show material traces of gatherings, deposition. This paper looks at Balfarg henge and the Sighthill stone circle as case-studies.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Urban prehistory, Neolithic, cursus monument, henge monument, Balfarg, Sighthill stone circle, psychogeography.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brophy, Dr Kenny
Authors: Brophy, K.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Research Group:Landscape
Publisher:Institute of Historical Research
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Author
First Published:First published in Empty Spaces: Perspectives on Emptiness in Modern History: 179-200
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