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dc.contributor.authorBourgeois, Quentin
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-10T16:26:40Z
dc.date.available2021-03-10T16:26:40Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifierONIX_20210310_9789088901041_23
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47182
dc.description.abstractBarrows, as burial markers, are ubiquitous throughout North-Western Europe. In some regions dense concentrations of monuments form peculiar configurations such as long alignments while in others they are spread out extensively, dotting vast areas with hundreds of mounds. These vast barrow landscapes came about through thousands of years of additions by several successive prehistoric and historic communities. Yet little is known about how these landscapes developed and came about. That is what this research set out to do. By unravelling the histories of specific barrow landscapes in the Low Countries, several distinct activity phases of intense barrow construction could be recognised. Each of these phases contributed in a particular fashion to how the barrow landscape developed and reveals shifting attitudes to these landscape monuments. By creating new monuments in a specific place and in a particular fashion, prehistoric communities purposefully transformed the form and shape of the barrow landscape. Using several GIS-techniques such as a skyline-analysis, this research was able to demonstrate how each barrow then took up a specific (and different) position within such a social landscape. While the majority of the barrows were only visible from relatively close by, specific monuments took up a dominating position, cresting the horizon, and they were visible from much further away. It was argued that these burial mounds remained important landscape monuments on the purple heathlands. They continued to attract attention, and by their visibility ensured to endure in the collective memory of the communities shaping themselves around these monuments.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology::HDD Archaeology by period / region::HDDA Prehistoric archaeology
dc.subject.otherarchaeology
dc.subject.otherprehistory
dc.subject.otherbarrows
dc.subject.othercorded ware
dc.subject.otherbell beaker
dc.subject.otherneolithic
dc.subject.otherbronze age
dc.titleMonuments on the horizon
dc.title.alternativeThe formation of the barrow landscape throughout the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy471fd6d5-f295-4fd0-a13a-e60a6420f603
oapen.relation.isFundedByda087c60-8432-4f58-b2dd-747fc1a60025
oapen.collectionDutch Research Council (NWO)
oapen.imprintSidestone Press Dissertations
oapen.pages252
oapen.place.publicationLeiden


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