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Collared Urns represent a unified pottery tradition in the prehistory of the British Isles. They serve the archaeologist not only as a source for defining the Bronze Age, but as the basis for understanding regional diversities and as a context for explaining social and cultural development. In this definitive study Dr Longworth bases his new and exhaustive analysis on a complete corpus of known Collared Urns. Each surviving example has been studied; this volume presents a detailed description, notes on the archaeological context and wherever possible, an analytical drawing. The resultant catalogue will serve as a reference book for all concerned with the prehistory of Britain and Ireland, while the discussion of the urns and their prehistoric context sets a firm foundation for the understanding of the Bronze Age.
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- Date Published: April 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521105927
- length: 600 pages
- dimensions: 297 x 210 x 31 mm
- weight: 1.42kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Fabric, form and decoration
2. The primary series
3. The secondary series
4. Funerary practices and associated grave furniture
5. Domestic and non-funerary contexts
7. The Collared Urn tradition
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