The Archaeology of Britain: An Introduction from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Industrial Revolution

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1.1 The recording of military monuments 2
1.2 Aerial photography as a major factor in increasing the number of known sites 4
1.3 The development of urban archaeology 7
2.1 Comparison of ice accumulation rates and palaeotemperature 15
2.2 Creswellian artefacts from Three Holes Cave, Devon 16
2.3 Distribution of Creswellian findspots 17
2.4 Reindeer baton from Gough’s Cave 20
2.5 Cut-marks on a human lower jaw bone from Gough’s Cave 22
2.6 A horse’s head engraved on a rib fragment from Robin Hood Cave 23
2.7 Final Upper Palaeolithic artefacts 25
2.8 Distribution of Final Upper Palaeolithic penknife point findspots 27
2.9 Final Upper Palaeolithic ‘long blade’ artefacts from Scatter ‘A’, Three Ways Wharf 30
2.10 Distribution of Final Upper Palaeolithic ‘long blade’ findspots with bruised blades 31
2.11 Engraved horse mandible from Kendrick’s Cave 32
3.1 Location of Mesolithic sites mentioned in text 35
3.2 Pollen diagram from Star Carr illustrating changing vegetation 36
3.3 Changes in sea-level of the North Sea in the Early Holocene 37
3.4 Chipped stone artefacts from Star Carr and Kinloch, Rum 39-40
3.5 Organic and coarse stone artefacts from Mesolithic sites 41
3.6 Non-utilitarian artefacts from Mesolithic sites 42
3.7 Excavations at Farm Fields, Rum 47
3.8 Excavations at Gleann Mor, Islay 48
3.9 Excavations of the hut at Mount Sandel 49
4.1 Reconstruction of one of the phases of occupation at Loch Olabhat, North Uist 64
4.2 The primary burials in the Radley oval barrow, Oxfordshire 66
4.3 The chambers of the West Kennet long barrow, Wiltshire 68
4.4 Reconstructions of two phases of the Street House long barrow, Cleveland 69
4.5 Excavation of bone deposits at Windmill Hill 70
4.6 The Dorset Cursus on Bottlebush Down, seen from the air 71
4.7 Excavations on Site IV within the henge at Mount Pleasant, Dorset 73
5.1 Metalwork chronologies for the Earlier Bronze Age 79
5.2 An unprovenanced bronze flat axe with geometric incised decoration 80

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