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Prehistoric archaeology

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  • Seeing and Knowingby Benjamin Smith

    Wits University Press 2013; US$ 48.99

    This collection focuses on David Lewis-Williams and the extent of his personal impact on the field of rock art research. It is largely through his work that San rock art has come to be understood so well, as a complex symbolic and metaphoric representation of San religious beliefs and practices. The purpose of this volume is to demonstrate the depth... 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...

  • 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.á... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Faunal Extinction in an Island Societyby A.H. Simmons

    Springer 1999; US$ 136.00

    Simmons (U. of Nevada-Las Vegas) and his colleagues report on the archaeological excavations they undertook at Akrotiri Aetokremnos, on the south coast of the eastern Mediterranean island. Though the site is small and the only one of its kind found so far, the evidence strongly suggests that the isl more...

  • Landscapes of Power, Landscapes of Conflictby Tina L. Thurston

    Springer 2001; US$ 105.00

    This text blends traditional empirical, objective archaeological analysis with the study of changing patterns of landscapes and, through them, people and places and the relationships between them. It focuses on late Iron Age southern Scandinavia through to early medieval polity of Denmark. more...

  • Living on the Lake in Prehistoric Europeby Francesco Menotti

    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...

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