Megalithic Art


Carrera-Ramirez, F. (2011) El Arte Parietal en Monuments Megaliticos del Noroeste Peninsular. Oxford: British Archaeological Repors International Series.

Eogan, G. (1986) Knowth and the passage graves of Ireland. London: Thames and Hudson.

Hadingham, E. (1974) Ancient carvings in Britain: a mystery. London: Garnstone Press

McMann, J., (1993). Loughcrew. The Cairns. A guide, Oldcastle: After Hours Books.

O’Sullivan, M. (1993) Megalithic Art in Ireland. Dublin: Town House.

Shee Twohig, E. (1981) The Megalithic Art of Western Europe. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Thomas, A. (2016) Art and Architecture in Neolithic Orkney: Process, Temporality and Context. UHI Archaeology Institute Research Series: 1. Oxford, Archaeopress. Free download 

Chapters in Books

Card, N. & Thomas, A. (2012) ‘Painting a picture of Neolithic Orkney: decorated stonework from the Ness of Brodgar’. In A. Cochrane & A. Jones (eds.) Visualising the Neolithic, pp.111-124. Oxford, Oxbow Books.

Cochrane, A. (2009) Additive subtraction: addressing pick-dressing in Irish passage tombs, in Thomas, J.; Jorge, V. O. (ed.) Archaeology and the Politics of Vision in a Post-Modern Context. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 163–185.

Eogan, G. (1992) Scottish and Irish passage tombs: some comparisons and contrasts. In: N. Sharples and A. Sheridan, (eds), Vessels for the Ancestors. Essays on the Neolithic of Britain and Ireland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 120–127.

Macgregor, G., (2005). Megalithic art on the Ferndale slab. In: P. Duffy, (ed), The Excavation of a Mound and Three Cist Burials at Ferndale, Rendall, Orkney. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 16, pp. 11–12.

Thomas, A. (2019) ‘Image and process in an architectural context: decorated stonework from the Ness of Brodgar’. In A. Jones & M. Diaz-Guardamino (eds.) Making a Mark: Image and Process in Neolithic Britain and Ireland, pp.142-163. Oxford, Windgather.

Waddington, C. (2007) Cup and rings and passage grave art: insular and imported traditions, in Beyond Stonehenge: essays on the bronze age in honour of Colin Burgess. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Journal Articles

Bueno-Ramirez, P.; Babin-Behrmann, R., (1998). The origin of the megalithic decorative system: graphics versus architecture. Journal of Iberian Archaeology, 0, pp.53–79.

Hensey, R. and Robin, G., (2011). More than meets the eye: new recordings of megalithic art in north-west Ireland. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 30(2), pp. 109–130.

O’Sullivan, M. (1986) Approaches to passage tomb art, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 116, pp. 68–83.

Robin, G., (2010). Spatial structures and symbolic statements in Irish and British passage tombs: the organization of architectural elements, parietal carved signs and funerary deposits. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 20, pp. 373–418.

Sanches, M. J. (2008-2009) Arte dos dolmenes do noroeste da Península Ibérica : uma revisão analítica, Portugália, 29–30, pp. 5–42

Shee Twohig, E. (1999) “Megalithic art” in a settlement context: Skara Brae and related sites in the Orkney Islands. Brigantium, 10, pp. 377–389.

Shee Twohig; Reilly, O; Shell, C.; Clarke, P.; Swanton, Gillian (2001) Change and Continuity: Post passage tomb ceremonial near Loughcrew, Co. Meath, Revue Archaeologique de l’Ouest, 9, pp. 113–124.

Simpson, D.; Thawley, J. (1972) Single grave art in Britain, Scottish Archaeological Forum, 4(81–104).