The Worshippers

In the hinder end of harvest, on All Hallow Fen, When the Good Neighbours do ride, if I rede right, Some buckled on a bune-wand, and some on a bean, Aye trottand in troops from the twilight Some saddled on a she-ape, all graithed into green, Some hobland on a hemp-stalk, hovand to the height, The King of Pharie and his court, with the Elf-queen, With many elfish incubus was ridand that night. THOUGH to the modern reader, who has been brought up on the fairy tales of the present day, any...

Introduction

MUCH has been written of late years on the changes, evolution, and continuity of material culture from the Palaeolithic period down to the Roman era when written accounts of Western Europe began. The movements of peoples, the increase of trade, the advance of civilisation, have all been traced with considerable precision. The late Palaeolithic period of Europe has been linked with the Capsian, which is of African origin, and the gulf between the Palaeolithic and Neolithic civilisations is being...