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The Stone and Bronze Age
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Glamorgan Volume 1 Part 1 The Stone and Bronze Age
By Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Review of Contents
The first volume of the series in preparation for the former County of Glamorgan deals with sites and monuments up to the Norman Conquest. It is published in three parts, in a chronological succession made possible by departure from the presentations by parishes that was adopted in earlier Inventories.
Each part contains introductory sections on the physical background and the early communications of the periods under review, and proceeds to the detailed discussion and dsecription of the relevant classes of structure. Individual site entries are in the format already familiar, illustrated by photographs and original surveys, and distributions are plotted on a common base map distinguishing soil type as well as relief.
This first part covers the Stone and Bronze Age of the whole county. Evidence of use of the limestone caves includes not only the notorious 'Red Lady' palaeolithic burial at Paviland but extends down to the early medieval period. Among the megalithic tombs Parc Cwm and Tinkinswood are key sites in the interpretation of the Severn-Cotswold type. Finally the numerous burial and ritual sites of the Bronze Age, though often unspectacular individually, prove interesting in analysis of their form and location.
Part 2 covers the defended and open settlements of the pre-Roman Iron Age, and the military and civil sites of the Roman occupation. Part 3 deals mainly with the inscribed and sculptured stone monuments of the Early Christian period, but contains useful sections on boundary dykes and early monastic sites.
Map of Ecclesiastical Parishes
List of Plates
List of Figures
Report, with list of monuments selected by the Commissioners as especially worthy of preservation
List of Commissioners and Staff
List of Ecclesiastical Parishes, with incidence of Mounments
Abbreviated titles of references
Presentation of material
Conversion tables, Metric to Imperial
Inventory. Part I: The Stone and Bronze Age
The Physical Background
Communications before the Roman Period
Caves. Palaeolithic and Later Periods
Open Settlements. Mesolithic Period
House Structures. Neolithic Period and Bronze Age
Burial and Ritual Structures. Neolithic Period
Burial and Ritual Structures. Bronze Age
Single Round Cairns and Barrows
Group of Small Cairns
Cooking Mounds. Bronze Age and Later Periods
Names of Places in Glamorgan
Index of Grid References
Map of Civil Parishes
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