Monuments and Landscape in Atlantic Europe: Perception and by Chris Scarre
By Chris Scarre
Atlantic Europe is the region par excellence of megalithic monuments, which surround a variety of earthen and stone buildings from inpressive stone circles to modest chambered tombs. A unmarried uncomplicated suggestion lies in the back of this quantity - that the intrinsic features encountered in the different landscapes pf Atlantic Europe either proficient the settings selected for the monuments and performed a task in choosing their shape and visible visual appeal. Monuments and panorama in Atlantic Europe is going considerably past the boundaries of latest debate by way of inviting archaeologists from varied international locations with the Atlantic region (including Britain, France, eire, Spain and Sweden) to ascertain the connection among panorama good points and prehistoric monuments of their professional areas. by way of putting the problem inside a broader nearby and highbrow context, the authors illustrate the variety of present archaeological principles and methods converging round this valuable subject.
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For the passage graves there are radiocarbon dates as early as the ﬁrst half of the 5th millennium BC, though these are not beyond question (Boujot et al. 1998a, 150). Whatever the solution to this debate, we should also consider another possibility: that it was standing stones that constituted the very first examples of megalithic monumentality, even if they coexisted with other types of monument. When ﬁrst (in 1990) I proposed an origin for the standing stones earlier than that for the passage graves, the data to support such a hypothesis were scarce.