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The Long Barrows and Long Mounds of West Mendip

Lewis, Jodie ORCID: (2009) The Long Barrows and Long Mounds of West Mendip. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society, 24 (3). pp. 187-206.

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This article considers the evidence for Early Neolithic long barrow construction on the West Mendip plateau, Somerset. It highlights the difficulties in assigning long mounds a classification on surface evidence alone and discusses a range of earthworks which have been confused with long barrows. Eight possible long barrows are identified and their individual and group characteristics are explored and compared with national trends. Gaps in the local distribution of these monuments are assessed and it is suggested that areas of absence might have been occupied by woodland during the Neolithic. The relationship between long barrows and later round barrows is also considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: long barrows, long mounds, Mendip Hills, Somerset, Early Neolithic long barrows, earthworks, archaeology
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Jodie Lewis
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 15:49
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:51

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