Caves in Context: The Cultural Significance of Caves and by Knut Andreas Bergsvik,Robin Skeates

By Knut Andreas Bergsvik,Robin Skeates

Caves in Context offers the thriving inter-disciplinary box of cave reports with a European-scale survey of present learn in cave archaeology. it truly is unified by way of a modern theoretical emphasis at the cultural value and variety of caves over house and time. Caves and rockshelters are came across far and wide Europe, and feature often been occupied through human teams, from prehistory correct as much as the current day. a few seem to have in basic terms lines of brief occupations, whereas others include deep cultural deposits, indicating longer and a number of occupations. particularly, there's nice variability of their human use, either secular and sacred. the purpose of this e-book is to discover the a number of significances of those usual areas in a number of chronological, spatial, and cultural contexts throughout Europe. the quantity demonstrates, via a range of archaeological methods and examples, that cave experiences, whist unavoidably focussed, is additionally of importance to wider, modern, archaeological examine agendas, quite whilst a contextual procedure is followed. The e-book is usually of relevance to different students operating within the similar fields of speleology, earth sciences, panorama reviews, and anthropology, which jointly contain the inter-disciplinary box of cave studies.

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