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date: 26 February 2020

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Traditionally, the study of houses and domestic life has been given less prominence in the study of the Neolithic in Britain and Ireland than in other parts of Europe. Since the 1990s, however, increasing evidence for houses and settlements has been recognized. This chapter outlines the incredible variety of house forms and settlement types from the Neolithic of Britain and Ireland, from the stone houses and villages of Orkney, to timber buildings in Ireland and Scotland, and evidence for settlement in England will also be reviewed. This evidence is placed within its social and economic context.

Keywords: Neolithic, house, settlement, occupation, timber hall, pit, cosmology

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