Neolithic Tombs of Wales NEW EDITION

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George Nash

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Provides an up-to-date account of the Neolithic period in Wales, through a detailed exploration of its chambered tombs and monuments. The author identifies that at least 250 such sites were in use in Wales over a 2,000-year period from 4000 to 2000 BCE. Following recent site analysis, this book presents the latest knowledge and understanding of monument construction, burial practices and rites during this period.

Describing over 100 Neolithic burial-ritual sites throughout Wales that have significant remains, this book divides the country into eight areas and examines the various regional architectural styles used to venerate and house their dead. The author describes the five different styles of chambered tombs – Portal Dolmens, the Cotswold-Severn Tradition, Passage Graves, Gallery Graves and Earth-Fast monuments – and why these different styles developed in the way and locations they did.

Richly illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps, this important and thought-provoking book provides startling insights and greater understanding of these enigmatic and spiritual sites.

 

Dr George Nash is an Associate Professor at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and an Honorary Researcher within the department of archaeology, classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool. Dr Nash has directed excavations at many Neolithic burial-ritual monuments and is the author of numerous books on the Neolithic and prehistoric and contemporary rock art.

Paperback with flaps | 388 pages | 240 x 210 mm | 2006 edition The Architecture of Death, revised and updated 2024
c.300 colour illus incl. photographs, reconstructions, maps & plans

ISBN 9781910839720

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