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Aspects of the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age of Britain


The course will give an overview of the Neolithic of the British Isles, from the introduction of farming in the 4th millennium till the incorporation of Britain and Ireland into the Beaker Network. We will cover the Mesolithic background, the Neolithic of Northern Europe, the environmental conditions, subsistence, early Neolithic settlements, burial and ritual, the development of Megalithic monuments, later Neolithic settlements and rituals, the procurement of lithic resources, regional traditions, Grooved and Peterborough ware and the Bell Beaker network.

Course information

  • Code: ARCL3068
  • Course unit value: 0.5
  • Coordinator: Ulrike Sommer
  • Prerequisite:
  • Handbook:open»

For registered students


  • Not running in 2016-17

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