J. Cotton, ed., (2004). Towards a New Stone Age. York: Council for British Archaeology.

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Towards a New Stone Age
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aspects of the Neolithic in south-east England
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Council for British Archaeology Research Reports
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The volume summarises a range of projects offering new information relating to the Neolithic in the region of Britain closest to the continent, with the aim of providing a basis for comparisons with other regions within Britain and also acting as a catalyst in the wider study of cross-channel relations. French and German summaries provided. Includes
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Jonathan Cotton
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Jonathan Cotton
David J Field
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Martyn Barber
1 - 11
provides a brief overview of Neolithic studies in the South East, and their relationship to the development of Neolithic studies in general
Roger L Ellaby
12 - 23
report on an `enclosure' of Mesolithic pits which has yielded a microlith inventory of a type not previously recognised, radiocarbon dates from one of the pit features suggesting occupation of the site well into the fifth millennium cal BC
Robin Holgate
24 - 28
review focusing on the palynological, sedimentological, and vegetational sequence outlined by palaeoenvironmental studies, and on the analysis of flint assemblages that have been recovered by methodical excavation, using evidence mainly from the Sussex area
R I Macphail
Johan Linderholm
29 - 37
the paper aims to increase awareness of the soil science contribution to current improvements in understanding of the Neolithic of south-east England by reviewing some soil science methods, experimental studies, some of the European regional background, and on-site study themes
Jane Sidell
Keith N Wilkinson
38 - 49
Outlines the evolution of the River Thames and the floodplain ecology of central London in the period 4500--2000 cal BC and examines how the local human community interacted with their floodplain environment.
Martin R Bates
Kenneth Whittaker
50 - 70
examines the reasons for the bias in the reported record of earlier Holocene sites in the area, and the archaeological and stratigraphic evidence that should provide the data to examine issues related to the speed of landscape change, the spatial complexity of the contemporary landscape, and the potential relationship between preserved sites and current site distributions for the earlier parts of the Holocene approximating to the Mesolithic and Neolithic phases.
66 - 70
Robert H Bewley
Simon P Crutchley
Damian Grady
71 - 75
the article aims to highlight some new discoveries and promote the sources of information relating to aerial survey
D R J Perkins
76 - 81
examines three small oval-plan barrows excavated in the Isle of Thanet, and discusses their possible place in the local evolution of late Neolithic--Beaker Bronze Age funerary rites
Tim Allen
Alistair Barclay
Hugo Lamdin-Whymark
82 - 98
provides a study of the evidence for, and the impact of, Neolithic people in an area of the middle Thames Valley between Taplow and Eton, dealing largely with the results of two landscape projects which together provide one of the most intensive archaeological investigations of any stretch of the Thames Valley
Steve Ford
Kate Taylor
99 - 104
short contribution focusing on fieldwork carried out in the Cippenham area, and highlighting the nature of later Neolithic occupation evidence in that part of the Middle Thames Valley
John S C Lewis
Ken Welsh
105 - 109
draws on the results and digital archives of the 1998/1999 excavations at Perry Oaks, which aimed to move beyond the recovery and description of archaeological remains, and to create an understanding of the history of human inhabitation of the landscape and to develop this into a site narrative
Simon Mays
110 - 114
brief review of the evidence provided by human remains from the Neolithic period in the area
Philippa J Bradley
115 - 123
summarises the findings of a study of the distribution of material culture in relation to the general architecture of the Staines causewayed enclosure, undertaken in order to investigate further and clarify the patterns presented in the published report. The paper also presents some general conclusions about spatial patterning and causewayed enclosure design
Mike Webber
H Ganiaris
124 - 127
account of the discovery, depositional context and conservation of the club, along with a description and discussion
Jonathan Cotton
Rosemarie Johnson
128 - 147
paper dealing in detail with two sherds from the Thames at Mortlake, one containing the impression of a fingertip and the other the impression of a whittled stick or twig, and also placing the sherds within their wider regional ceramic context;
Rosemarie Johnson
Phil Jones
Kathryn Ayres
148 - 153
cleaning of a section exposed during quarrying operations at Lower Mill Farm, Stanwell, Surrey, and subsequent excavation, revealed several features and worked flints apparently of late Neolithic date, plus a worked bone `scoop' and fragments of a Grooved Ware vessel, both described in this article
David J Field
154 - 163
a consideration of the component elements of the Neolithic landscape, moving away from a purely utilitarian interpretation to consider their sacred and spiritual aspects and how these influenced, and were influenced by, land use and movement
David Williams
164 - 167
description and discussion of the site, which included three pits containing large quantities of Grooved Ware, radiocarbon dates of carbonised residues adhering to which suggest deposition in the early- to mid-third millennium BC. The site also included late Mesolithic and Late Bronze Age material
M Russell
168 - 176
the paper aims to comprehend the `Neolithic' mindset by understanding the origins, nature and significance of its monuments, as well as the regional conditions and localised environments upon which they impacted; it focuses on the early Neolithic monumental architecture recorded from the chalkland of the South Downs
Peter Topping
177 - 190
review of a sample of ethnographic data from North America in order to create an interpretative framework by which to study European, and in particular, South Downs Neolithic flint mining, and to give a comparative analysis
Ian A Kinnes
191 - 195
an assessment of the evidence, both positive and negative, for Neolithic links to continental Europe. looking at material culture, monuments, economy and settlement