By Richard Bradley
Alongside the Atlantic seaboard, from Scotland to Spain, are quite a few 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 will be interpreted as a chain of symbolic messages which are shared among monuments, artefacts and usual areas within the panorama. He discusses the cultural environment of the rock carvings and the ways that they are often interpreted when it comes to historical land use, the production of formality monuments and the burial of the useless. Integrating this attention-grabbing 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 panorama.