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Guidestones to the Great Langdale Axe Factories

Guidestones to the Great Langdale Axe Factories: Ancient Ways to Stone Axe Working Sites in the English Lake District - Gabriel M Blamires

Paperback, 144 pages

The use of standing stones and other rocks to mark prehistoric routes is not unknown, but it is seldom studied. Gabriel Blamire's scholarly and well-researched study of possible routes to the Langdale axe factories is a model for others to follow. Meticulously documented, mapped and photographed with full grid references, this book will enable other field researchers and fell walkers to go out into Langdale and look for themselves. This book has nothing to with ley lines, but everything to do with how Neolithic people may have moved around, marked their routes and posted guides. It will also appeal to those readers intrigued by British rock art.

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Special Offer price: £5.99+p&p Original price £10.99

On the Track of a Prehistoric Economy

On the Track of a Prehistoric Economy - Hans Peter Blankholm

Aarhus University Press, 1995, 320 pages

This academic study looks at maglemosian subsistence in early postglacial South Scandinavia, with detailed studies of the architectural history of various sites and anthropological notes such as sex and age distribution and the use of tools for hunting, fishing and gathering.

Only £7.99+p&p Published price £22.95, a saving of over 65%

Landscapes and Desire

Landscapes and Desire - Catherine Tuck & Alun Bull

Hardback, 256pp. Sutton Publishing, 2003

An investigation into the sexually inspired landscapes and monuments of Britain. Amusing and fascinating. Beautifully illustrated with photographs. From Men-A-Tol to landscaped gardens to Victorian Britain, it's all here!

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Use Wear Analysis and Obsidian: Theory, Experiments and Results (Sheffield Archaeological Monographs)

Use Wear Analysis and Obsidian: Theory, Experiments and Results - Linda M Hurcombe

Sheffield Archaeological Monographs, Hardcover, 248 pages, 1992, ISBN 0906090423

This volume investigates a technique for the functional analysis of obsidian tools and a small archaeological case study: the lunates from the Bronze Age Sardinian site of Ortu Comidu is examined using the technique and approach. It reviews the current state of flint use wear studies and applies the theories generated there to obsidian. The experimental programme shows the potential success of the technique, which can allow the use action and use material to be interpreted, and demonstrates the limitations. Residues play an important role as they are more easily seen on obsidian than flint. The discussion includes an assessment of wear formation theories and the role of functional information within archaeology. The technique and approach is brought to bear on a small archaeologucal case study: the lunates from the Bronze Age Sardinian site of Ortu Comidu.

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Communicating Archaeology

Communicating Archaeology - John Beavis, Alan Hunt (Editors)

Paperback, 120 pages, Bournemouth University School of Conservation Sciences, 1999

These papers on archaeology and education were given at a conference at Bournemouth University in 1995, held to honour Bill Putnam whose life has been spent in Extra-Mural and University teaching.

Only £6.00 +p&p Published price £14.95, a saving of over 55%

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