Prehistoric Journeys edited by Vicki Cummings and Robert Johnston

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This collection of thirteen papers focuses on what it meant to be on the move at different times in prehistory. The contributors consider a diverse range of issues: colonisation and journeys into unfamiliar landscapes, artefacts and the feasibility of reconstructing journeys archaeologically, monuments as the focus for and embodiment of journeys, ritual journeys and the formation of landscapes (imagined and real), interpreting the relationship between ceremonial sites and trackways, and the way in which travel across sea and land is structured by the material and animal world. Travel was a fundamental part of life in prehistory; not just as a means of getting around, but as a key aspect of identity and being-in-the-world. Journeys were of intrinsic importance rather than being a `means to an end´.

Paperback: 224p, Publisher: Oxbow Books 2007, ISBN-13: 978-1-84217-250-6.

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