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Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany

Chris Scarre


Brittany has long been famous for its Neolithic monuments, which include the largest prehistoric standing stone ever to have been erected in Western Europe, and the spectacular Carnac alignments. How and by whom were they built? This fully illustrated study aims to answer those questions using the results of recent French research on these sites, along with the insights provided by field studies. The emphasis is on the landscape setting of these monuments, and how that landscape may have influenced or inspired the construction of megalithic tombs and settings of standing stones. The developmen ... More

Keywords: Neolithic monuments, Brittany, megalithic tombs, standing stones, Western Europe, Carnac alignments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199281626
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199281626.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Scarre, author
Professor of Archaeology, Durham University