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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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The Domestication of Monuments: Brittany during the Later Neolithic

The Domestication of Monuments: Brittany during the Later Neolithic

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(p.227) Nine The Domestication of Monuments: Brittany during the Later Neolithic
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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/9780199281626.003.0009

This chapter examines tombs and stone monuments in Brittany during the Late Neolithic Period. It describes different tomb types and their relationship to variations in funerary practices and highlights the presence of engraved motifs and features carved in raised relief in Neolithic megalithic tombs. It also discusses the symbolism of the Late Neolithic tombs in relation to the ‘great houses’ of third millennium Brittany and the structural similarities between tombs and houses.

Keywords:   tombs, stone monuments, Brittany, Late Neolithic Period, funerary practices, megalithic tombs

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