Later Prehistoric Monuments And Unenclosed Settlements To 1000 A.D.
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Brecknock Later Prehistoric Monuments And Unenclosed Settlements To 1000 A.D.
By Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Review of Contents
Brecknock was first settled by Mesolithic populations shortly after ice retreated from the Brecon Beacons about ten millennia ago. This volume presents the archaeological evidence for man's activities during this early period and provides descriptions of over a hundred unenclosed settlement sites down to c.1000 AD. These sites are placed within a wider environmental and social picture which draws upon the recent results of historical, geological and palaeoecological research.
During much of later Prehistory in Brecknock, the only obvious indications of human presence are burial or ritual monuments, of which over five hundred actual monuments or lost sites are recorded here. An index to cover over fifty Dark Age inscribed and sculptured stones is also provided. Lists of early artefacts complement the monument descriptions, and all are used to discuss and interpret man's role in the occupation and exploitation of the early landscape.
List of Figures
Report, with List of Monuments selected by the Commissioners
List of Commissioners and Staff
List of Ecclesiastical Parishes with incidence of Monuments
List of Civil Parishes with incidence of Monuments
Abbreviated Titles of References
Presentation of Material
Part I: Later Prehistoric Monuments and Unenclosed Settlements to 1000 A.D.
Physical Background and Post-glacial History
Prehistoric (and later) cave sites
The Upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Periods
Upeer Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites and findspots
Neolithic Settlements and Burial
Neolithic Court Tombs
Burial Cairns and Ritual Structures of the Bronze Age
Round Cairns and Barrows of the Bronze Age
Other Bronze Age Burials and Lost Cairns (Tithe Award and other Placenames)
Stone Circles and Stone Settings
Stone Circles and Stone Settings: the sites
Standing Stones: the sites
Mounds of Burned Stone
Later Prehistoric and Protohistoric Settlements
Early Medieval Landholiding, Estates and Ecclesiastical Centres
A Handlist of Early Christian Stones
Later Prehistoric Lithic Finds
Handlist of Bronze Age Bronze Artefacts
Index of National Grid References
Glossary: Welsh Place-names Elements
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