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The Archaeology of Death and Burial
The archaeology of death and burial is central to our attempts to understand vanished societies. Through the remains of funerary rituals we can learn not only about the attitudes of prehistoric
The Beaker Phenomenon and the Genomic Transformation of Northwest Europe
Genome-wide data from 400 Neolithic, Copper Age and Bronze Age Europeans is presented, finding limited genetic affinity between Beaker-complex-associated individuals from Iberia and central Europe, and excludes migration as an important mechanism of spread between these two regions.
Stonehenge: Exploring the Greatest Stone Age Mystery
Stonehenge changes the way we think about the site, correcting previously erroneous dating, filling gaps in our knowledge about its builders and how they lived, clarifying the monument's significance
The Powerful Dead: Archaeological Relationships between the Living and the Dead
  • M. Pearson
  • History
    Cambridge Archaeological Journal
  • 1 October 1993
The dead, collectively or individually, are sometimes powerful forces in human society. At other times they fade into relative insignificance. How archaeologists recover such ideological changes has
Stonehenge for the ancestors: the stones pass on the message
ANTIQUITY has had a long tradition of publishing pieces on Stonehenge, represented in our cover design. Here we present an intriguing and thought-provoking paper, which draws an analogy with
Food, Sex and Death: Cosmologies in the British Iron Age with Particular Reference to East Yorkshire
  • M. Pearson
  • History
    Cambridge Archaeological Journal
  • 1 April 1999
The British Iron Age had an enduring set of traditions involving the east– west axis of the sun's path, the sunwise progression of movement and the classification of animals. Although these
Pastoralists, Warriors and Colonists: The Archaeology of Southern Madagascar
This book presents the results of archaeological research in the extreme south of Madagascar between 1991 and 2003, and provides a synthesis of the regions archaeology. Madagascar is an island with