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Hambledon Hill, Dorset, England
Excavation and Survey of a Neolithic Monument Complex and Its Surrounding Landscape

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ISBN
9781905624591
Author
Roger Mercer and Frances Healy
Published by
English Heritage
Publication Date
December 2008
Format
Paperback
Extent
2 Volumes, 816 pages, 357 illustrations
Dimensions
210 x 295 mm
Series
Archaeology

A programme of excavation and survey directed by Roger Mercer between 1974 and 1986 demonstrated that Hambledon was the site of an exceptionally large and diverse complex of earlier Neolithic earthworks, including two causewayed enclosures, two long barrows and several outworks, some of them defensive.

The abundant cultural material preserved in its ditches and pits provides information about numerous aspects of contemporary society, among them conflict, feasting, the treatment of the human corpse, exchange, stock management and cereal cultivation. The distinct depositional signatures of various parts of the complex reflect their diverse use. The scale and manner of individual episodes of construction hint at the levels of organisation and co-ordination obtaining in contemporary society.  
This is a first rate report of lasting academic quality
These volumes will be referred to in 50 or 100 years time
British Archaeology Vol. 107 July/August 2009


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