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A Fear of the Past: The Place of the Prehistoric Burial Mound in the Ideology of Middle and Later Anglo-Saxon England

Sarah Semple
World Archaeology
Vol. 30, No. 1, The Past in the Past: The Reuse of Ancient Monuments (Jun., 1998), pp. 109-126
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/125012
Page Count: 18
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A Fear of the Past: The Place of the Prehistoric Burial Mound in the Ideology of Middle and Later Anglo-Saxon England
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Abstract

Archaeological investigation is revealing a consistent tradition of Anglo-Saxon secondary activity, occurring at Bronze Age burial mounds and Neolithic long barrows. Through a discussion of archaeological, historical, literary and linguistic sources relating to barrows and other types of prehistoric monument, this paper seeks to illustrate the distinctive place of the barrow in Anglo-Saxon society and ideology. It is intended to demonstrate that the written material of the period contains vital evidence of the Anglo-Saxon peoples' perception of their surrounding landscape.

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