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Collared Urns: Of the Bronze Age in Great Britain and Ireland

Ian H. Longworth

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Cambridge University Press
02 April 2009
Ceramic arts, pottery, glass; History
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.
By:   Ian H. Longworth
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 297mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   1.420kg
ISBN:   9780521105927
ISBN 10:   0521105927
Series:   Gulbenkian Archaeological Series
Publication Date:   02 April 2009
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction; 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; 6. Chronology; 7. The Collared Urn tradition; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Abbreviations; Catalogue; Plates.

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