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- Oxbow Books 2009; US$ 35.00
Stone monuments and objects are highly accessible today and formed a focus for engagement, transformation and re-use in the past. Stone is inextricably linked to ideas of monumentality and remembrance. It formed an active medium in the creation of identities and memory in a range of social contexts and practices, including the embodied, performative... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 42.52
Seit dem 19. Jahrhundert entwickelte sich die prähistorische Archäologie in vielen europäischen Staaten zu einer Ausgangsbasis nationaler Geschichtsschreibung. Allein sie konnte mit dem Rückgriff auf Bodenfunde ethnisch definierte Bevölkerungsgruppen weit in die Vergangenheit zurückverfolgen. Damit beteiligten sich Archäologen an der Legitimierung... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95
This book is for anyone starting out to understand the prehistoric life of Britain from the first human occupation 450,000 years ago, until the Roman conquest in AD 43. James Dyer here succeeds in bringing to life a thriving picture of the people and customs of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, based on the sometimes sparse clues presented by prehistoric... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 57.95
Along the Atlantic seaboard, from Scotland to Spain, are numerous rock carvings made four to five thousand years ago, whose interpretation poses a major challenge to the archaeologist. In the first full-length treatment of the subject, based largely on new fieldwork, Richard Bradley argues that these carvings should be interpreted as a series of symbolic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95
The Origins of Agriculture in Europe takes a look at current ideas in the light of a considerable mass of literature and archaeological evidence; examining the transition to agriculture through the comparison of social and economic developments across Europe. In this volume, I.J.Thorpe manages to evaluate various alternative explanations in detailed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 42.95
An up-to-date and critical analysis of how archaeologists study past societies, Archaeologies of Complexity addresses the nature of contemporary archaeology and the study of social change, and debates the transition from perceived simple, egalitarian societies to the complex power structures and divisions of our modern world. Since the eighteenth... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95
The chance discovery in 1854 of a prehistoric lake village on Lake Zurich triggered what we now call the 'lake-dwelling phenomenon'. One hundred and fifty years of research and animated academic disputes have transformed the phenomenon into one of the most reliable sources of information in wetland archaeology. This definitive volume provides an overview... more...
- Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 46.40
Traditionally, the Mesolithic was regarded as a time of cultural regression in northern Europe but new evidence in the last 30 years has led archaeologists to think of the early postglacial foragers that lived in the Mesolithic as complex, sedentary coastal dwellers who lived in an era of innovation, interaction, and successful adaptation to a rapidly... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 38.00
In this 2007 book, Andrew Bevan considers individual stone vessel industries during the Bronze Age. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 89.99
Most school children in the US learn about the Maya and their practices based on their cultural and religious beliefs in their Social Studies classes. But a number of new sites have also been discovered. This book aims to contribute to the discussion and understanding of Maya sacrifice and related posthumous body manipulation. more...