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Mobile space in the late Mesolithic of Britain: connected space

McFadyen, Lesley (2007) Mobile space in the late Mesolithic of Britain: connected space. Home Cultures 4 (2), pp. 117-128. ISSN 1740-6315.

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This article examines how spaces were being made during the Mesolithic of Britain. Rather than focus upon material culture and landscape as separate analytical constructs, it demonstrates instead how they intersect and in so doing give rise to an understanding of space that is mobile and rendered through force. In investigating this the author asks whether objects not carried around by the occupants of Mesolithic Britain should be regarded as discarded (as has traditionally been the case), or should be seen as an ongoing and active component of how people make themselves at home. She goes on to suggest that people left things behind in the Mesolithic in order to create the possibility for future connections, making these objects anything but 'homeless'.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Distributed, Dimension, Active, Decentered, Position
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Lesley Mcfadyen
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2012 15:42
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:23

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