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Title: Reinterpreting the Iron Age and Roman reuse of Megalithic tombs in Atlantic Europe
Author: Vejby, Mara Danielle Fadave
ISNI:       0000 0004 2743 2452
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis analyses the reuse of megalithic tombs in Atlantic Europe, between Scotland and Iberia, during the Iron Age and Roman periods (c. 800 BC--400 AD). Research on megalithic tombs has been dominated by prehistoric studies on megalithic origins, distributions, construction, classification, and use during the Neolithic period (c. 4000-2000 BC). Comparatively little has been done on the later lives of these sites, and such work has lacked a wider geographic context. By exploring the patterns and natures of subsequent interactions with megalithic tombs throughout Atlantic Europe, this thesis attempts to answer three central research questions. Firstly, are there patterns in the presence, or lack, of subsequent activity at megalithic tombs across this study area? Secondly, are there regional differences in the nature of interactions found at these sites? And finally, does the nature and pattern of reuse change between the Iron Age and Roman periods, and might such changes be a reflection of social memory in Roman- occupied versus non-Rom an-occupied territories, where Roman materials functioned within different social contexts?
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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