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Spatial structures and symbolic systems in Irish and British passage tombs: the organization of architectural elements, parietal carved signs and funerary deposits

Robin, Guillaume (2010) Spatial structures and symbolic systems in Irish and British passage tombs: the organization of architectural elements, parietal carved signs and funerary deposits. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, Vol. 20 (3), p. 373-418. eISSN 1474-0540. Article.

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DOI: 10.1017/S0959774310000478

Abstract

Passage tombs are the most elaborate monuments that were built during the Irish and British Neolithic, not only because of their complex monumental architecture but also because they are the only type of tomb that has carvings and such a diversity of funerary objects. This article focuses on the spatial organization of these three components of passage tombs and identifies several recurrent structures that are classified into three groups. From these spatial structures, an abstract elementary model is proposed that helps to understand the conceptual principles and the symbolic significations that guided the construction, decoration and use of the monuments.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:5982
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Passage tombs, Irish and British Neolithic, spatial organization
Subjects:Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche > L-ANT/01 Preistoria e protostoria
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze umanistiche e dell'antichità
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
eISSN:1474-0540
Copyright Holders:© 2010 McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Deposited On:21 Apr 2011 09:00

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