Ritual and Rubbish in the Iron Age of Wessex: A Study on the Formation of a Specific Archaeological Record
The author has been a familiar speaker at Theoretical Archaeology Group meetings in Britain for a number of years and his general approach must now be familiar to many people. His specific argument that pit deposits usually interpreted as `rubbish' are in fact structured in a meaningful way is sure to be of interest to all archaeologists involved with the investigation of middens or faunal `rubbish' deposits, though taphonomists may remain sceptical. The wider implications for the study of the Iron Age in Britain (especially his historiographical critique of past `culture-historical' approaches) are also stimulating.
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ABG's activities animal bone archaeological record argued articulated articulated/associated associations Balksbury Barrett bird bone bone assemblages bone fragments Bone Frags bone groups British Iron Age Bronze Age burials butchery carcass cattle chalk complete considered context Cunliffe Danebury discarded distinct dumps Early Iron Age Easton Lane enclosure ditch evidence excarnation excavations Fasham Gussage All Saints Hampshire hillforts horse human bone human deposits human remains important interpreted Iron Age sites Iron Age Winnall Late Iron Age Little Somborne Little Woodbury loom weights Maiden Castle Maltby material Mean Sherd Weight Micheldever Wood midden Middle Iron Age nature Number of Bone Number of Pot Number of Small overall patterns phase pit fills pot sherds pottery practices preserved prob proportion quern recognised recovered relationships ritual deposits rubbish Sharples sheep skulls small finds social spatial special deposits species Std Dev structures suggested Total Number upper fills Wessex Wessex Archaeology Winklebury
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