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Reinterpreting the Priddy Long Barrow, Mendip Hills, Somerset

Lewis, Jodie (2002) Reinterpreting the Priddy Long Barrow, Mendip Hills, Somerset. Proceedings of the University of Bristol Spelaeological Society , 22 (3). pp. 269-288.

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Abstract

The Priddy Long Barrow was partially excavated by UBSS in 1928, the first long barrow excavation to be undertaken by the Society. A very short report detailing some of the findings was published by Phillips and taylor in 1972 (with editor's comments), when it was suggested to be an artificial mound containing human bone of Late Neolithic date. Few other conclusions were drawn but intriguing details suggested that this was a complex monument, worthy of re-analysis. This paper details the results of an examination of the site archive and offers a new interpretation of the monument. It is argued that the Priddy long barrow is a non-megalithic long barrow dating to the Early Neolithic period. At least four phases of activity and construction are suggested. new information on the finds, destroyed during World War II, is also given amd new plans presented.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: long barrows, Neolithic long barrows, Somerset, Mendip Hills, Priddy Long Barrow, archaeology
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Jodie Lewis
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 15:55
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2009 16:02
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/716

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