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Mapping British and Irish hillforts

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistorical Ecologies, Heterarchies and Transtemporal Landscapes
EditorsCeleste Ray, Manuel Fernandez Goetz
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter8
Pages139-155
Number of pages17
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781351167727
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2019

Abstract

Carole Crumley’s research into the Iron Age of France began with her doctoral thesis exploring the oppida of that country in relation to Julius Caesar’s text on the Gallic Wars. This chapter offers in honour of her many contributions to comprehending locational and regional issues in the Iron Age and presents some initial thoughts on the understanding of a key aspect of the settlement record of the neighbouring landscapes of Britain and Ireland. It focuses on the hillforts of the islands. Hillforts have long attracted the attention of antiquaries and of archaeologists, not least because in many areas they can be represented by physically impressive earthworks that can enclose some tens of hectares, although by far the majority are much less extensive. Hillforts are a polythetic monument type and thus some standardization was deemed essential in building the project database.

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