Vessels for the Ancestors: Essays on the Neolithic of Britain and Ireland in Honour of Audrey Henshall


"In this volume a group of distinguished prehistorians present the latest work on the Neolithic of the north and west of Britain and Ireland, areas with some of the most impressive monuments and material culture in north-west Europe. The contents are presented in four sections: funerary studies; megalithic art; artefact studies; and regional studies. Traditional scholarly presentations are combined with contemporary theoretical approaches and methodological discussion. A substantial quantity of hitherto unpublished material is incorporated. The papers serve to transform our understanding of the Neolithic of these areas, and are guaranteed to stimulate lively discussion. Contributors include not only well-known archaeologists such as Richard Bradley, Roger Mercer and George Eogan, but also younger scholars active in contemporary Neolithic studies, such as Ann MacSween, Rosamund Cleal, Gabriel Cooney and Mark Edmonds." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Niall Sharples
  • John Barber
  • Jane Murray
  • Roger Mercer
  • Colin Richards
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 1992