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dc.contributor.advisorGibson, Alex M.
dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Richard A.*
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-17T11:55:24Z
dc.date.available2017-08-17T11:55:24Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/12902
dc.description.abstractThe sequence of timber circle - henge monument - stone circle is widely accepted. This is in spite of the reality that the datable evidence and contextual data upon which this series is based has seldom been subjected to any real form of critical evaluation. The aim of this research was to determine whether this order could still be deemed tenable in light of contemporary research and the continued advances that have been achieved relating to the application of radiocarbon dating. The findings of this study demonstrated that sufficient contextual data exists to enable phases of construction to be identified. However rarely did these data appear to support the currently accepted chronologies. Indeed more commonly they alluded to an alternative series, one that demonstrated how some individual site sequences may have been previously misinterpreted. This study has also proven how methodological and interpretative weaknesses, relating to the use of radiocarbon dating, have created a quantifiable degree of accuracy between individual radiocarbon determinations and their ability to be reliably associated with the event or act that they have been used to date. These findings have not only cast sufficient doubt upon the reliability of the currently accepted chronologies for these three monumental forms but have also alluded to the existence of a far more appropriate sequence that conforms to the overall conclusions of this review far more convincingly. Accordingly a new series of timber circle(s) - stone circle - henge monument is proposed by this study.en_US
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dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectTimber circles; Henge monuments; Stone circles; Radiocarbon dating; Relative dating; Site chronologies; Neolithic; Bronze Ageen_US
dc.titleTimber Circles, Henge Monuments and Stone Circles: A reassessment of the currently accepted chronologies.en_US
dc.type.qualificationlevelresearch mastersen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Life Sciences, Department of Archaeological Sciences.en_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnameMPhilen_US
dc.date.awarded2012
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-26T08:53:14Z


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