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Gibson, Alex M.

Overview
Works: 46 works in 160 publications in 1 language and 1,966 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Surveys 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Alex M Gibson
Prehistoric pottery for the archaeologist by Alex M Gibson( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first general handbook and reference guide for the study of British prehistoric pottery has now been revised and updated for a second edition. The work contains a thorough survey of the chronological development of pottery throughout prehistory and into the Roman period, as well as chapters on the development of pottery studies (from both typological and scientific viewpoints) and on the materials and methods used for the manufacture of pottery. The main part of the book is an extensively illustrated glossary in which pottery styles and types, materials and technology are explained in detail. Much of the data contained has been yielded by the authors' personal research projects, including microscopy and experimental studies and fieldwork with contemporary traditional potters
Stonehenge & timber circles by Alex M Gibson( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If only because timber is less permanent than stone, timber circles have been largely ignored as a major and significant type of prehistoric monument. In this pioneering work, Alex Gibson not only introduces the reader to timber circles in Britain, Ireland, and related monuments in the Netherlands, France and Germany, but argues that Stonehenge is essentially a timber circle: though made of stone, it is built with woodworking techniques and has closer parallels with timber circles than stone ones. Timber circles date from 3000 BC and many continued in use until the Roman conquest. The author examines in detail the key sites and their surviving artefacts, and uses the evidence to reconstruct the appearance of the structures and their likely use. Excavation and reconstructions indicate that they are often sites of great sophistication and involved their creators in considerable effort. Used for religious purposes, many sites have lunar, solar and cardinal orientations; some involved processions, others feasting and still others may have been the setting for human sacrifice. In this fully revised edition, Gibson succeeds in bringing to life these forgotten prehistoric sites aided by a splendid range of illustrations.--Back cover
Prehistoric ritual and religion : essays in honour of Aubrey Burl by Alex M Gibson( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beaker domestic sites : a study of the domestic pottery of the late third and early second millennia B.C. in the British Isles by Alex M Gibson( Book )

19 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midlands prehistory : some recent and current researches into the prehistory of central England by Midlands prehistory( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind wooden walls : Neolithic palisaded enclosures in Europe( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume arises from a session at the EAA conference in Lisbon in 2000. Its aim was to draw together the new data from Europe on prehistoric wooden palisaded enclosures. Wood was important to early humans yet the rarity of surviving wooden objects from prehistoric contexts means that it is a rarely studied and often ignored medium. However and wherever these wooden remains are tantalizingly discovered, there is common concern across Europe of the lack of understanding on them. However, an increasing amount of work is taking place across Europe on Neolithic palisade enclosures, in particular, and the number of sites is expanding. These sites present their own problems with horizontal stratigraphy and phasing, as well as the more obvious considerations of dating and scarcity of internal features. Questions such as 'what were they for?' are likely to remain unanswered for some while, but it is hoped that the five papers in this volume (discussing sites from Ireland to Romania) as well as presenting a large body of new data, will go some way towards shedding some light on the study of these enigmatic structures
Prehistoric pottery : people, pattern and purpose( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bronze Age pottery in the northeast of England by Alex M Gibson( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neolithic and early Bronze Age pottery by Alex M Gibson( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric pottery in Britain & Ireland by Alex M Gibson( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is an introduction to the diversity of prehistoric pottery and to the skill and aestheticism of prehistoric potters. It also explains the importance of pottery to prehistoric archaeology
Enclosing the Neolithic : recent studies in Britain and Europe( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Walton Basin project : excavation and survey in a prehistoric landscape 1993-7 by Alex M Gibson( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stonehenge and the timber circles of Britain & Europe by Alex M Gibson( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pottery for the archaeologist by Alex M Gibson( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bronze Age pottery in the north-east of England by Alex M Gibson( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From sickles to circles : Britain and Ireland at the time of Stonehenge by A. J. S Gibson( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a volume that draws on the expertise of over 20 leading Neolithic and Bronze Age scholars, the rich and complex variety of Neolithic Britain and Ireland is reflected in studies that range from megaliths, Scottish passage-graves and chambered cairns in Orkney to hostilities in early Neolithic Ireland and flintwork in Northern Ireland. The Bronze Age section is headed by a wide-ranging review of Beaker burials and concludes with a review of 40 years of Bronze Age chronologies. Between lie a series of chapters dealing with Bronze Age artefacts and their use in funerary contexts, and a critical evaluation of the dating evidence for the circle henge tradition in Ireland."--Jacket
Bronze age pottery in the north-east of England by Alex M Gibson( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beaker domestic sites : a study of the domestic pottery of the late 3. and early 2. millenia B.C. in the Brit. Isles by Alex M Gibson( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Walton Basin, Powys, Wales : survey at the Hindwell Neolithic enclosure by Alex M Gibson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stonehenge and the timber circles by Alex M Gibson( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's study of 1998 is brought up to date in the light of the latest archaeological evidence. The author shows how Stonehenge can help us to understand the Neolithic and Bronze Age timber circles of Britain and Ireland and how these timber circlesaid our understanding of Stonehenge
 
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Prehistoric ritual and religion : essays in honour of Aubrey Burl
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Alternative Names
Gibson, Alex

Gibson Alex 1956-....

Gibson, Alex Myles 1956-...

Gibson, Alexander Myles

Gibson, Alexander Myles 1956-

Languages
English (130)