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Prehistoric archaeology

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  • The Life-Giving Mythby A. M. Hocart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Myths are the expression of a form of knowledge essential to life. Including mainly previously unpublished work by A.M. Hocart the book examines such issues as: Why a queen should not have been married before; why a guest is sacred; why people are believed to have been turned into stone; how money originated. These issues are considered as part... more...

  • Local Societies in Bronze Age Northern Europeby Nils Anfinset; Melanie Wrigglesworth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    First Published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Land-use and Prehistory in South-East Spainby A. Gilman; J. B. Thornes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Based on a major research programme, and originally published in 1985, this book looked to provide an economic foundation for reinterpreting the Neolithic-Bronze Age sequence of South-east Spain in terms of emergent social complexity. The cultural evolution of the area had already been considered in terms of influence from the eastern Mediterranean... more...

  • Life and Death in the Bronze Ageby Cyril Fox

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    This is a great work by one of the pioneers of modern archaeology. The period covered is from 1700 to 700 B.C. and is mainly concerned with the author?s field work in western Britain. It deals with burial ritual ? dances, processions, "houses of the dead", the objects deposited, the building of the barrow; and it shows by line drawings and photographs... more...

  • The Prehistoric Settlement of Britainby Richard Bradley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    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$ 150.00

    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$ 130.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Smakkerup Huseby T. Douglas Price; Anne Birgitte Gebauer; Signe Ulfeldt Hede; Charlotte Sedlacek Larsen; Sarah Mason

    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...

  • Stone Vessels and Values in the Bronze Age Mediterraneanby Andrew Bevan

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 40.00

    In this 2007 book, Andrew Bevan considers individual stone vessel industries during the Bronze Age. more...