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Prehistoric archaeology

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  • The Prehistoric Settlement of Britainby Richard Bradley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    This study, first published in 1978, explores the evidence for pre-Roman settlement in Britain. Four aspects of the prehistoric economy are described by the author ? colonisation and clearance; arable and pastoral farming; transhumance and nomadism; and hunting, gathering and fishing. These aspects have been brought together to formulate a structure... more...

  • Neolithic Britainby Rodney Castleden

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    The climax of the Stone Age in Britain, the Neolithic period (4700-2000BC), was a period of startling achievement. The British Isles are rich in Neolithic sites, which give us evidence of a complex and surprisingly developed archaic society. The author surveys 1100 secular and ceremonial sites in Britain, selecting some for detailed explanation; from... more...

  • The Ancient Burial-mounds of Englandby L.V. Grinsell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1936 and rewritten in 1953, this book embodies the results of the author?s extensive researches and fieldwork. Part one considers types of barrows and dating, their building and the cult of the dead from Palaeolithic to Saxon times. A chapter is dedicated to maps and another to fieldwork in particular, while the final bit of the... more...

  • Foraging and Farmingby David R. Harris; Gordon C. Hillman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This volume... more...

  • The Ferriby Boatsby Edward Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    In 1937 the author, then aged 19, found the remains of an ancient boat at Ferriby on the Humber shore. This book is his own account of his discoveries, excavations and research over 50 years since the first boat find. The importance of this and the subsequent finds was only fully recognised after World War II, when the new technique of carbon-14 dating... more...

  • The Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Periods in Britainby Derek A. Roe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This book deals with the earliest period of human settlement in Britain, proposing a series of archaeological stages for the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic periods. An introduction on the problems and methods of studying the Palaeolithic and Pleistocene periods leads into the technical argument, a sequence of development derived from evidence of stone... more...

  • The Prehistoric Peoples of Scotlandby Stuart Piggott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    Based on lectures given at the Conference of the British Summer School of Archaeology at Edinburgh in 1954, this book, published in 1962, surveys the general field of pre-historic Scotland, five archaeologists each contributing chapters discussing the main aspects and problems that have presented themselves in specialised research areas. From the... more...

  • The Bronze Age in Europeby J. M. Coles; A. F. Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book provides an account of the development of European culture and society during the Bronze Age, the time span between c. 2000 and 700 BC. It was a period of remarkable innovation, seen for instance in the development and growth of metallurgy as a major industry, the spread of trading contacts, the origins of urbanism and the beginnings of... more...

  • Animals into Artby Howard Morphy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book is one of a series of volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986 which addressed world archaeology in its widest sense, investigating how people lived in the past and how and why changes took place to result in the forms of society and culture which exist now. The series brought together archaeologists and anthropologists... more...

  • The Iron Age in Lowland Britainby D.W. Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This book was written at a time when the older conventional diffusionist view of prehistory, largely associated with the work of V. Gordon Childe, was under rigorous scrutiny from British prehistorians, who still nevertheless regarded the ?Arras? culture of eastern Yorkshire and the ?Belgic? cemeteries of south-eastern Britain as the product of immigrants... more...