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Prehistoric archaeology

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  • Ambiguous Imagesby Kelley Hays-Gilpin

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 33.99

    A significant contribution to the relatively unexplored field of gender in rock art, this volume contains information for those interested in past gender systems. Hays-Gilpin argues that art is both a product of its physical and social environment and a tool of influence in shaping behavior and ideas within a society. Rock art is often one of the strongest... more...

  • Worlds of Genderby Sarah Milledge Nelson

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 33.99

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

  • Saharan Rock Artby Augustin F.C. Holl

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 35.99

    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...

  • Fragmentation in Archaeologyby John Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Fragmentation in Archaeology revolutionises archaeological studies of material culture, by arguing that the deliberate physical fragmentation of objects, and their (often structured) deposition, lies at the core of the archaeology of the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Copper Age of Central and Eastern Europe. John Chapman draws on detailed evidence from... more...

  • Architecture of First Societiesby Mark M. Jarzombek

    Wiley 2014; US$ 125.00

    “This book is the most comprehensively global and critically sensitive synthesis of what we now know of the material and socio-cultural evolution of the so-called First Societies. Written by a distinguished architectural historian and theorist, this truly remarkable and indispensable study shows how the material culture of our forebears, from... more...

  • Politik und Wissenschaft in der prähistorischen Archäologieby Judith Schachtmann; Michael Strobel; Thomas Widera

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 38.53

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... more...

  • Fireby Stephen J. Pyne

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    For over 400 million years, fire has been an integral force on our planet. It can be as innocent as a bonfire or as destructive and lethal as a wildfire. Human history is rife with fires that have leveled cities—the Fire of Moscow in 1812 that destroyed seventy-five percent of the city, the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 that took down 17,000 buildings,... more...

  • Ancient Britainby Mr James Dyer; James Dyer

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    This study takes a look at current ideas on the development of the farming economy and is an extremely valuable resource for students of European prehistory. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 57.95

    Professor Bradley discusses the numerous rock carvings made four to five thousand years ago, along the Atlantic seaboard, from Scotland to Spain. more...