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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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(p.16) Two Peopling the Landscape
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Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany
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Chris Scarre

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199281626.003.0002

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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