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By Richard Bradley

alongside the Atlantic seaboard, from Scotland to Spain, are various rock carvings made 4 to 5 thousand years in the past, whose interpretation poses an important problem to the archaeologist.
within the first full-length remedy of the topic, established mostly on new fieldwork, Richard Bradley argues that those carvings may be interpreted as a chain of symbolic messages which are shared among monuments, artefacts and ordinary locations within the panorama. He discusses the cultural surroundings of the rock carvings and the ways that they are often interpreted in terms of old land use, the construction of formality monuments and the burial of the useless. Integrating this interesting but little-known fabric into the mainstream of prehistoric stories, Richard Bradley demonstrates that those carvings performed a basic position within the association of the prehistoric landscape.

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