Rachel Crellin, Chris Fowler and Richard Tipping, eds. Prehistory without Borders: The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Tyne-Forth Region (: Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2016, 244 pp., 124 b/w figs, 19 tables, hbk, ISBN 978-1-78-570199-3)

Arnoldussen, S., Nov-2017, In : European Journal of Archaeology. 20, 4, p. 756-759 4 p.

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Borders, in the sense of modern geopolitical boundaries, have no bearing on prehistoric realities, yet they do affect archaeology as a discipline―particularly when one is committed to thinking, working, and writing on regions that transcend administrative limits, whether regional or national. While such issues are inherently most salient and visible in parts of the world with enduring geopolitical conflicts and contested borders (e.g. Chazan, 2014: 183), they apply equally to various parts of northwestern Europe (e.g. Webley, 2016: 10, 18, 27). The editors of Prehistory without Borders have published a rich and well-illustrated collection of sixteen papers (plus an introduction) that aim to showcase the necessity and merits of transregional approaches in archaeology, using cases from the Tyne-Forth region of northern England and southern Scotland as the main geographical border zone.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)756-759
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Archaeology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2017

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