This fascinating study explores how our prehistoric ancestors developed rituals from everyday life and domestic activities. Richard Bradley contends that for much of the prehistoric period, ritual was not a distinct sphere of activity. Rather it was the way in which different features of the...
Published February 23rd 2005 by Routledge
This reference provides real-world examples, strategies, and templates for the implementation of effective design control programs that meet current ISO 9000 and FDA QSR standards and regulations-offering product development models for the production of safe, durable, and cost-efficient medical...
Published September 19th 2002 by CRC Press
The idea of prehistory dates from the nineteenth century, but Richard Bradley contends that it is still a vital area for research. He argues that it is only through a combination of oral tradition and the experience of encountering ancient material culture that people were able to formulate a sense...
Published May 22nd 2002 by Routledge
This volume explores why natural places such as caves, mountains, springs and rivers assumed a sacred character in European prehistory, and how the evidence for this can be analysed in the field. It shows how established research on votive deposits, rock art and production sites can contribute to a...
Published February 9th 2000 by Routledge
On the Shaping of Human Experience in Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe
The Neolithic period, when agriculture began and many monuments - including Stonehenge - were constructed, is an era fraught with paradoxes and ambiguities. Starting in the Mesolithic and carrying his analysis through to the Late Bronze Age, Richard Bradley sheds light on this complex period and...
Published February 25th 1998 by Routledge
Signing the Land
Along the Atlantic seaboard, from Scotland to Spain, are numerous rock carvings made four to five thousand years ago, whose interpretation poses a major challenge to the archaeologist. In the first full-length treatment of the subject, based largely on new fieldwork, Richard Bradley argues that...
Published July 9th 1997 by Routledge