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Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany$
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Chris Scarre

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199281626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199281626.001.0001

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Peopling the Landscape

Peopling the Landscape

Perspectives from Historical Geography

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Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany

Chris Scarre

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the historical geography of Neolithic Brittany and the peopling of its landscape. It describes the prehistoric settlement of Brittany, the slow progress of agricultural development in Brittany and the preservation and distribution patterns of Neolithic (mainly megalithic) monuments. It also discusses evidence of the patterning and intensity of Neolithic occupation and the factors behind the character and survival of the Neolithic monuments of Brittany.

Keywords:   historical geography, Neolithic Brittany, prehistoric settlement, agricultural development, megalithic monuments, Neolithic occupation

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