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From Moments to Histories: A Social Archaeology of the Mesolithic?

Authors
  • Warren, Graeme1
  • 1 University College Dublin, School of Archaeology, Dublin, Ireland , Dublin (Ireland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of World Prehistory
Publisher
Springer US
Publication Date
Jul 26, 2018
Volume
31
Issue
3
Pages
421–433
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10963-018-9121-3
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Yellow

Abstract

This contribution will provide a critical overview of the other papers within this special issue of Journal of World Prehistory (Elliott and Little 2018), identifying key aspects of the discussion and assessing potentials and problems in the development of Mesolithic archaeology in Britain and Ireland as a whole since 2006 (Conneller and Warren in Mesolithic Britain and Ireland: New approaches, Stroud, Tempus, 2006a). Reflections will include how the contribution of very high-resolution analyses to Mesolithic archaeology has changed since 2006 and the scale of our interpretations. The review will also identify areas which appear to be falling from analytical focus, including the role of analogies in Mesolithic archaeology and the nature of power and social relationships in Mesolithic communities.

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