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Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Rick Peterson


The book studies Neolithic burial in Britain by focussing primarily on evidence from caves. It interprets human remains from 48 Neolithic caves and compares them to what we know of Neolithic collective burial elsewhere in Britain and Europe. It provides a contextual archaeology of these cave burials, treating them as important evidence for the study of Neolithic mortuary practice generally. It begins with a thoroughly contextualized review of the evidence from the karst regions of Europe. It then goes on to provide an up to date and critical review of the archaeology of Neolithic funerary prac ... More

Keywords: Caves, Neolithic burial, Agency, Funerary Archaeology, Taphonomy, Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526118868
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rick Peterson, author
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Central Lancashire