Whittle, A. W R., Barclay, A., Bayliss, A., McFadyen, L., Wysocki, M. and Schulting, R. J. (2007). Building for the dead. Histories of the dead:. Vol 17, pp. 123-147.

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Building for the dead
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events, processes and changing worldviews from the thirty-eighth to the thirty-fourth centuries cal. BC in southern Britain
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Histories of the dead:
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Cambridge Archaeological Journal
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17
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123 - 147
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the final paper reasserts the importance of sequence. Stressing that long barrows, long cairns and associated structures do not appear to have begun before the thirty-eighth century cal. BC in southern Britain, the authors give estimates for the relative order of construction and use of the five monuments analysed in the programme. The active histories of monuments appear often to be short, and the numbers in use at any one time may have been relatively low; the authors discuss time in terms of generations and individual lifespans. The dominant mortuary rite may have been the deposition of articulated remains (though there is much diversity); older or ancestral remains are rarely documented, though reference may have been made to ancestors in other ways, not least through architectural style and notions of the past. The authors relate these results not only to trajectories of monument development, but also to two models of development in the first centuries of the southern British Neolithic as a whole. In the first, monuments emerge as symptomatic of preeminent groups; in the second model, monuments are put in a more gradualist and episodic timescale and related to changing kinds of self-consciousness (involving senses of self, relations with animals and nature, perceptions of the body, awareness of mortality and attitudes to the past). Both more distant and more recent and familiar possible sources of inspiration for monumentalization are considered, and the diversity of situations in which mounds were constructed is stressed
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Alasdair W R Whittle
Alistair Barclay
Alex Bayliss ORCID icon
Lesley McFadyen
Michael Wysocki
Rick J Schulting
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2007
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Long Barrows Long Cairns (Auto Detected Subject))
British Neolithic (Auto Detected Temporal)
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11 May 2007