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Prehistoric archaeology

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  • Saharan Rock Artby Augustin F.C. Holl

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    The Neolithic rock images of Iheren, Algeria are the starting point for Augustin Holl's careful analysis of the iconography of Saharan rock art. Holl examines the various strands of evidence?icons, ideas, motifs, colors, and sizes?and weaves them together into a story that offers a window on the pastoralist worldview through the semiotics of their... more...

  • The Search for the Durotrigesby Martin Papworth

    The History Press 2011; US$ 26.01

    Exploring the lives of the earliest named people of Dorset more...

  • Settlement in the Irish Neolithicby Jessica Smyth

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 32.50

    The Irish Neolithic has been dominated by the study of megalithic tombs, but the defining element of Irish settlement evidence is the rectangular timber Early Neolithic house, the numbers of which have more than quadrupled in the last ten years. The substantial Early Neolithic timber house was a short-lived architectural phenomenon of as little as... more...

  • Silburyby Michael Dames

    The History Press 2010; US$ 22.96

    Silbury, the biggest mystery in prehistoric Britain, here solved and enhanced more...

  • The Souterrains of Southern Pictlandby F.T. Wainwright

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The archaeological monuments known as souterrains, particularly characteristic of eastern Scotland from Aberdeenshire to Fife, have long been a mystery. When this book was originally published in 1963, recent investigation on two of these types of works, at Ardestie and Carlungie in Angus had shed more light. This book combines two excavation reports... more...

  • Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bonesby Rick J. Schulting; Linda Fibiger

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 149.99

    Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective presents an up-to-date overview of the evidence for violent injuries on human skeletons of the Neolithic period in Europe, ranging from 6700 to 2000 BC. Unlike other lines of evidence - weapons, fortifications, and imagery - the human skeleton preserves the actual marks... more...

  • Thoughtful Foragersby Steven J. Mithen

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 38.00

    Thoughtful Foragers is about hunter-gatherer decision making. more...

  • Wellington Quarry, Herefordshire (1986-96)by Robin Jackson; Darren Miller

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 30.00

    This volume presents the results of the first 10 years of archaeological investigation at Wellington Quarry, Herefordshire. During this time a regionally unique archaeological and palaeoenvironmental sequence was recorded covering nearly 8000 years of interrelated human activity and landscape change in the Lower Lugg Valley. Starting with use by Mesolithic... more...

  • Wissen, ma▀geschneidertby Bj÷rn Reich; Frank Rexroth; Matthias Roick

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 105.00

    Die Autoren verorten aus unterschiedlichen kulturwissenschaftlichen Perspektiven heraus die soziale Figur des Experten in der Vormoderne. Experten versprechen, ma▀geschneidertes Wissen zur Probleml÷sung bereitzustellen oder zu vermitteln. Doch so sehr Akteure den Experten vertrauen, wńchst andererseits auch das Empfinden, die eigene Handlungsautonomie... more...

  • Worlds of Genderby Sarah Milledge Nelson

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 36.99

    Part IV of Nelson's 'Handbook of Gender in Archaeology' (2006). Examines the archaeology of women's lives and activities around the globe. more...

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