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dc.contributor.authorGibson, Alex M.*
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-16T14:47:07Z
dc.date.available2013-05-16T14:47:07Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationGibson A (2012) An Introduction to the Study of Henges: Time for a Change? In: Gibson A (Ed.) Enclosing the Neolithic: Recent studies in Britain and Europe. Oxford: Archaeopress. BAR International Series 2440: 1-20.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/5531
dc.description.abstractThis paper summarises 80 years of 'henge' studies. It considers the range of monuments originally considered henges and how more diverse sites became added to the original list. It examines the diversity of monuments considered to be henges, their origins, their associated monument types and their dates. Since the introduction of the term, archaeologists have often been uncomfortable with it. It was introduced in inverted commas and those commas continued to be used for over 30 years. With the introduction of the term 'hengiform' the strictures of definition that characterised the monument class collapsed and an increased variety of circular and oval monuments were included under the henge aegis. It is suggested here that the term 'henge' has outlived its usefulness as we no longer know what we mean by it. Instead we should adopt an objective viewpoint and recognise these earth circles as just one manifestation of the tradition of circularity that pervades the third and second millennia BC.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights© Archaeopress and the individual authors 2012en
dc.subjectHengeen_US
dc.subject; Earth Circleen_US
dc.subject; Stone Circleen_US
dc.subject; Timber Circleen_US
dc.subject; Neolithicen_US
dc.subject; Bronze Ageen_US
dc.subject; Ritualen_US
dc.titleAn Introduction to the Study of Henges: Time for a Change?en_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.type.versionpublished version paperen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-19T09:29:38Z
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