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Title Materialitas : working stone, carving identity / edited by Blaze O'Connor, Gabriel Cooney and John Chapman.
Imprint Oxford : Oxbow Books ; David Brown Book Co., 2010.

Series Prehistoric Society research paper ; number 3
Prehistoric Society research paper ; no. 3.
Subject Megalithic monuments -- Europe -- Congresses.
Sculpture, Prehistoric -- Europe -- Congresses.
Stone implements -- Europe -- Congresses.
Neolithic period -- Europe -- Congresses.
Bronze age -- Europe -- Congresses.
Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Europe -- Congresses.
Europe -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
Alt Name O'Connor, Blaze,
Cooney, Gabriel,
Chapman, John, 1951-
Humanities Institute of Ireland.
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 191 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps.
Note Papers originally presented at a conference held at University College Dublin in March, 2007.
In English, with abstracts in French and German.
"Published in association with the UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Stone monuments and objects are highly accessible today and formed a focus for engagement, transformation and re-use in the past. Stone is inextricably linked to ideas of monumentality and remembrance. It formed an active medium in the creation of identities and memory in a range of social contexts and practices, including the embodied, performative and incorporated practices of daily activities and traditions. It can be argued that the material presence and physical character of stone objects and monuments were not only actively harnessed in these encounters, but were also the very stuff from which social relations were derived, perceived and thought through. This volume explores the power and effect of stone through the meanings that emerged out of people's engagement and encounters with its physical properties. Focused primarily on the Neolithic and Bronze Age of Atlantic Europe it brings together authors working on the materiality (materialitas) of stone via stone objects, rock art, monuments and quarrying activity. This highlights the connections that cross-cut what are traditionally seen as disparate research areas within the archaeological discipline."--Back cover.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 9781782973614 (electronic bk.)
1782973613 (electronic bk.)
9781782973638 (electronic bk.)
178297363X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 880878604
Additional Format Print version: Materialitas 9781842173770 (DLC) 2009046206 (OCoLC)320801082

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