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The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval Europe


The Lives of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval EuropeWORDS, NATURE, AND MONUMENTSMONUMENTS, POLITICS, AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFSCOROLLARY: TOWARDS SUITABLE CONCEPTS?REFERENCESBefore the Standing Stones. From Land Forms to Religious Attitudes and MonumentalityTHE STUDY OF PERSISTENT BELIEFSEARLY RELIGIOUS BELIEFSSACRED MOUNTAINSSACRED CAVES AND SUPERNATURAL WATERSCONCLUSIONSREFERENCESII Case-StudiesKings’ Jelling. Monuments with Outstanding Biographies in the Heart of DenmarkINTRODUCTION: RESEARCH HISTORY OF THE SITETHE ‘PAGAN’ MONUMENT (MID TENTH CENTURY ad)THE FIRST CHRISTIAN MONUMENT (LATE TENTH CENTURY ad)THE SECOND CHRISTIAN MONUMENT (LATE TENTH AND ELEVENTH CENTURIES ad)JELLING IN MODERN HISTORY (SIXTEENTH TO TWENTIETH CENTURIES ad)CONCLUSIONREFERENCESIcons of Antiquity. Remaking Megalithic Monuments in IrelandINTRODUCTION: THE ENDURANCE OF MEGALITHSTARA, NEWGRANGE, AND KNOWTH: A HISTORIC SUMMARYTARA: BUILDING A LINEAGE FROM THE PASTKNOWTH: REVITALIZING THE PASTNEWGRANGE: ANOTHER WORLDDIFFERENT MONUMENTS, DIFFERENT LIVESACKNOWLEDGEMENTSREFERENCESBeowulf and Archaeology. Megaliths Imagined and Encountered in Early Medieval EuropeTHE DRAGON’S MOUND IN BEOWULFA BIOGRAPHY FOR THE DRAGON’S MOUNDTHE MOUND’S ARCHITECTURAL MATERIALITYTHE TREASURE’S MATERIALITYTHE DRAGON’S MATERIALITYCONCLUSIONREFERENCESMyth, Memento, and Memory. Avebury (Wiltshire, England)BIOGRAPHY, MEMORY, AND MEMENTOPREHISTORIC MEMENTOSROMAN AND SAXON ENCOUNTERSBURIAL OF STONES IN THE MEDIEVAL PERIODTHE (EARLY MODERN) HEAT IS ONTHE MYTH OF THE ‘REAL’ AVEBURYLIVES, AFTERLIVES, MEMENTOS, AND MEMORIESREFERENCESLes Pierres de Memoire. The Life History of Two Statue-Menhirs from Guernsey, Channel IslandsTHE CHANNEL ISLANDSTHE ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXTEARLY LIFE: DATING OF THE STATUE-MENHIRSOther anthropomorphic stones in GuernseyTWO EXCEPTIONAL STATUE-MENHIRS: HISTORICAL DISCOVERYLe Catel menhirLa Gran’mere du Chim’quiereTHE LIVES OF THE GUERNSEY STATUE-MENHIRS IN THE ROMAN AND MEDIEVAL PERIODS AND BEYONDLe Catel MenhirLa Gran’mere du Chim’quiereThe statue-menhirs in the modern dayCONCLUSIONS: THE ONGOING LIFE HISTORIES OF THE MENHIRSAnthropomorphic formThe Roman periodThe Medieval periodACKNOWLEDGEMENTSREFERENCESBack and Forward. Neolithic Standing Stones and Iron Age Stelae in French BrittanyREUSE OF MEGALITHS AND STANDING STONES IN WESTERN FRANCENEOLITHIC ‘MENHIRS’ IN BRITTANYIRON AGE ‘STELAE’ IN BRITTANYBACK AND FORTHCONCLUSIONREFERENCESEnduring Past. Megalithic Tombs of Brittany and the Roman Occupation in Western FranceTHE REUSE OF MEGALITHIC TOMBS IN ROMAN BRITTANY: AN INTRODUCTIONMEGALITHIC TOMBS AND VENUS STATUETTES ALONG THE GULF OF MORBIHANDISCUSSING THE EVIDENCE AND PIECING TOGETHER THE PASTREFERENCESThe Outstanding Biographies of Prehistoric Monuments in Iron Age, Roman, and Medieval SpainMEGALITHIC FUNERARY MONUMENTSSTELAE, STATUE-MENHIRS, AND ROCK ARTCONCLUSIONSACKNOWLEDGEMENTSREFERENCESMegaliths and Holy Places in the Genesis of the Kingdom of Asturias (North of Spain, ad 718-910)THE SANTA CRUZ DOLMENPREHISTORIC MONUMENTS AND ‘SIGNIFICANT PLACES’ IN THE RISE OF THE ASTURIAN MONARCHYDISCUSSING CONTINUITIES BETWEEN THE NEOLITHIC AND THE MIDDLE AGESA FINAL REMARK: THE CONTINUITY OF THE MEGALITHIC SITES AS PARISH ENTITIESREFERENCESLife and Death of Copper Age Monoliths at Ossimo Anvoia (Val Camonica, Italian Central Alps), 3000 bc-ad 1950CONTEXT AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCEDISCUSSION: THE ‘HISTORICAL’ PERIODFourth century adModern periodREFERENCESBiography of a Hill. Novi Pazar in South-Western SerbiaTHE EMERGING STATETHE ‘ILLYRIAN-GREEK TREASURE’OVERLAPPINGSDEMARCATIONSTRANSFORMATIONS IN SPACE AND TIMEREFERENCESWhat Happens When Tombs Die? The Historical Appropriation of the Cretan Bronze Age CemeteriesTHE ALWAYS PRESENT BRONZE AGE LANDSCAPETHE RICHNESS OF RESPONSES: BRONZE AGE TOMBS ON CRETEWHAT ROLE FOR THE PAST: HELLENIC DEVOTEES OR ROMAN ROBBERS?THE BRONZE AGE TOMBS OF CRETE: AXIS OF INTERPRETATIONCONCLUSIONSREFERENCESRoman Dolmens? The Megalithic Necropolises of Eastern Maghreb RevisitedSTATE OF THE ARTTHE NATIONAL HERITAGE INSTITUTE (INSTITUT NATIONAL DU PATRIMOINE, INP)/UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA (UB) ‘ALTHIBUROS PROJECT’THE MEGALITHIC NECROPOLIS OF EL KSOURDISCUSSIONREFERENCESThe Plot Against the Past. Reuse and Modification of Ancient Mortuary Monuments as Persuasive Efforts of AppropriationDISCONTINUOUS REUSE OF MONUMENTS AS ACTS OF APPROPRIATIONSTRATEGIES OF APPROPRIATION AND THE USE OF MORTUARY MONUMENTS: LESSONS FROM HISTORYEvocation of appropriated ancestors in the House of HabsburgEvocation of the past at Gamla Uppsala (Sweden)CONCLUSIONSREFERENCESPiecing Together a PastINTRODUCTION: ONE PAST OR MANY PASTS?COMMEMORATING THE FUTUREIMPROVISATION AND THE LIMITS OF MEMORY: THE RELEVANCE OF ORAL LITERATUREMONUMENTS, MEMENTOS, AND MEMORIALSPROCESSES, EVENTS, AND INTERPRETATIONSESTABLISHING LEGITIMACYCOEXISTENCE AND CONFRONTATIONASSUMPTIONS AND ERRORSTHE PERSISTENCE OF THE HUMAN FORMSCOTTISH STONE CIRCLES—A SUCCESSION OF DIFFERENT PASTSThe past in 2000 bcThe past in 1500-800 bcThe past in ad 100The past in ad 600CONCLUSION—PIECES OF A PASTREFERENCES
 
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