By Julian Thomas
The increase to prominence of pits inside of narratives of the British and Irish Neolithic is well-documented in fresh literature. Pits were cropping up in excavations for hundreds of years, leading to a truly huge spectrum of interpretations yet 3 major components have resulted in the new swap in our belief and illustration of those positive factors: a vast shift in people's expectancies as to what a Neolithic payment can be; the improvement of the idea that of 'structured deposition', inside which pits have performed a key position; and a dramatic upward thrust within the variety of pits really identified approximately. Development-led archaeology, and the customarily very huge components its excavations divulge, has easily published many, extra pits. The 15 papers during this quantity discover those inter-related components and current new concepts and interprations coming up from new research of Neolithic pits and their contents.
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