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Life in woods: tree-throws, ‘settlement’ and forest cognition

Life in woods: tree-throws, ‘settlement’ and forest cognition
Life in woods: tree-throws, ‘settlement’ and forest cognition
The deposition of Early Neolithic material within tree-throw hollows in described, and the possible role of fallen trunks as places of occupation, settlement foci and landscape markers is discussed. Having implications for the interpretation of ubiquitous later Mesolithic pit dwellings, the evidence suggests a continuity of forest ‘identity’. Accordingly, patterns of clearances are also explored in relationship to modes of occupation, and the employment of ‘big wood’ in Neolithic monuments discussed.
0262-5253
241-254
Evans, Christopher
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Pollard, Joshua
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Knight, Mark
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Evans, Christopher
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Pollard, Joshua
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Knight, Mark
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Evans, Christopher, Pollard, Joshua and Knight, Mark (1999) Life in woods: tree-throws, ‘settlement’ and forest cognition. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 18 (3), 241-254. (doi:10.1111/1468-0092.00081).

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The deposition of Early Neolithic material within tree-throw hollows in described, and the possible role of fallen trunks as places of occupation, settlement foci and landscape markers is discussed. Having implications for the interpretation of ubiquitous later Mesolithic pit dwellings, the evidence suggests a continuity of forest ‘identity’. Accordingly, patterns of clearances are also explored in relationship to modes of occupation, and the employment of ‘big wood’ in Neolithic monuments discussed.

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Published date: August 1999
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 389674
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/389674
ISSN: 0262-5253
PURE UUID: c0bd58c8-79be-45c7-808a-41f86b162ffa
ORCID for Joshua Pollard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8429-2009

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Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 01:40

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Author: Christopher Evans
Author: Joshua Pollard ORCID iD
Author: Mark Knight

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