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The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval Europe

Marta Díaz-Guardamino, Leonardo García Sanjuán, and David Wheatley

Abstract

This volume explores the pervasive influence exerted by some prehistoric monuments on European social life over thousands of years, and reveals how they can act as a node linking people through time, possessing huge ideological and political significance. Through the advancement of theoretical approaches and scientific methodologies, archaeologists have been able to investigate how some of these monuments provide resources to negotiate memories, identities, and power and social relations throughout European history. The essays in this collection examine the life-histories of carefully chosen m ... More

Keywords: life-history, biography, megalithic monuments, rock art, stelae and statue-menhir, Iron Age, Roman period, Medieval period

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198724605
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198724605.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marta Díaz-Guardamino, editor

Leonardo García Sanjuán, editor

David Wheatley, editor

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Part I Introduction

1 The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval Europe

Marta Díaz-Guardamino, Leonardo García Sanjuán, and David Wheatley

2 Before the Standing Stones

Joyce E. Salisbury

Part II Case-Studies

3 Kings’ Jelling

Steen Hvass

4 Icons of Antiquity

Gabriel Cooney

5 Beowulf and Archaeology

Howard Williams

7 Les Pierres de Mémoire

Heather Sebire

8 Back and Forward

Luc Laporte, Marie-Yvane Daire, Gwenolé Kerdivel, and Elías López-Romero

9 Enduring Past

Mara Vejby

13 Biography of a Hill

Staša Babić

15 Roman Dolmens? The Megalithic Necropolises of Eastern Maghreb Revisited

Joan Sanmartí, Nabil Kallala, Rafel Jornet, M. Carme Belarte, Joan Canela, Sarhane Chérif, Jordi Campillo, David Montanero, Xavier Bermúdez, Thaïs Fadrique, Víctor Revilla, Joan Ramon, and Moncef Ben Moussa

Part III Recapitulation and Conclusions

16 The Plot Against the Past

Estella Weiss-Krejci

17 Piecing Together a Past

Richard Bradley

End Matter