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Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Dennis Harding


Widely regarded as major visible field monuments of the Iron Age, hillforts are central to an understanding of later prehistoric communities in Britain and Europe from the later Bronze Age. With such a range of variants represented, no single explanation of their function or social significance could satisfy all possible interpretations of their role. While they are conventionally viewed as defence settlements or regional centres controlled by a social elite, this role has been challenged in recent years, and instead hillforts are being considered primarily as expressions of social identity wi ... More

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199695249
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199695249.001.0001


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Dennis Harding, author