Landscape in the Longue Durée

A History and Theory of Pebbles in a Pebbled Heathland Landscape

Christopher Tilley

Landscape in the Longue Durée

Christopher Tilley

Distributed for UCL Press

498 pages | 202 illustrations | 6 x 9 1/4 | © 2017
Paper $50.00 ISBN: 9781787350823 Published April 2018 For sale in North America only
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9781787350830 Published April 2018 For sale in North America only
Pebbles are typically found only on beaches, in the liminal spaces between land and sea. But what happens when pebbles extend inland? The East Devon Pebblebed heathlands of the United Kingdom has a bedrock composed entirely of water-rounded pebbles. Using archaeological and anthropological perspectives, Christopher Tilley’s new book explores this region, from the Mesolithic to the Iron Ages, concluding with a twenty-first-century analysis. Tilley examines how the first early pebble structures built here still inform our contemporary culture, demonstrating how exceptional landscapes allow us to rethink continuity and change. 
 
For more information, or to order this book, please visit https://press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here