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Prehistoric archaeology

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  • The Prehistoric Settlement of Britainby Richard Bradley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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...

  • MEGALITHsite CAUby Walter Dörfler; Wiebke Kirleis; Johannes Müller

    Wachholtz Verlag 2015; US$ 4.76

    5500 Jahre alte Megalithgräber prägen die Landschaft in Norddeutschland und Südskandinavien. Seit Bestehen der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) ist die Erforschung dieser Landmarken Bestandteil des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens der Universität. Der Nachbau des Megalithgrabes Wangels LA 69 auf dem Gelände der Christian-Albrechts-Universität... 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...

  • Wissen, maßgeschneidertby Björn 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, maßgeschneidertes Wissen zur Problemlösung bereitzustellen oder zu vermitteln. Doch so sehr Akteure den Experten vertrauen, wächst andererseits auch das Empfinden, die eigene Handlungsautonomie... more...

  • People of the Earthby Dr. Brian Fagan; Nadia Durrani

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 173.95

    Understand major developments of human prehistory People of the Earth: An Introduction to World Prehistory 14/e, provides an exciting journey though the 7-million-year-old panorama of humankind's past. This internationally renowned text provides the only truly global account of human prehistory from the earliest times through the earliest civilizations. ... more...

  • Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europeby Mr Richard Bradley; Richard Bradley

    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...

  • Archaeologies of Complexityby Robert Chapman

    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...

  • The Origins of Agriculture in Europeby I. J. Thorpe

    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...

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