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Prehistoric archaeology

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  • The Cave of Fontéchevadeby Philip G. Chase; André Debénath; Harold L. Dibble; Shannon P. McPherron

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 86.00

    Summary of recent Paleolithic excavations at Fontéchevade, France, and their archaeological and paleontological implications. more...

  • Finding Time for the Old Stone Ageby Anne O'Connor

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 184.99

    In the mid 19th century, curious stone implements were found beside the bones of extinct animals. Humans were evidently more ancient than had been supposed - but just how old were they? A colourful cast of characters - from professors to wine sellers - debated the question and even came to blows over it. Anne O'Connor tells their fascinating story.... more...

  • Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Contextby Paul Pettitt; Paul Bahn; Sergio Ripoll; Francisco Javier Muńoz Ibáńez

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 139.99

    A comprehensive and fully illustrated study, by an international team of experts, of the first British examples of cave art, discovered at Creswell Crags on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border in 2003. This important discovery is contextualized by comparative, up-to-date studies of European cave art, from Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy. - ;Cave... more...

  • Survival by Huntingby George Frison

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 27.96

    The North American Great Plains and Rocky Mountains have yielded many artifacts and other clues about the prehistoric people who once lived there, but little is understood about the hunting practices that ensured their survival for thousands of years. Noted archaeologist George Frison brings a lifetime of experience as a hunter, rancher, and guide... more...

  • Facial Geometryby Robert M. George

    Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 27.95

    Forensic art may be defined as “portrait art minus a tangible subject.” The main objective of this book is to present a series of practical indices interrelating the key features of the human face that will provide a foundation for any exercise in forensic art from composite sketch to post-mortem “re-facing.” These indices are illustrated... more...

  • Discovery in the Caveby Mark Dubowski; Bryn Barnard

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 3.99

    This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too!   In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge... more...

  • Prehistoric Rock Artby Paul G. Bahn

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Paul G. Bahn provides a richly illustrated overview of prehistoric rock art and cave art from around the world. more...

  • The Ancient Human Occupation of Britainby Nick Ashton; Simon Lewis; Chris Stringer

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 225.00

    The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project (AHOB) funded by the Leverhulme Trust began in 2001 and brought together researchers from a range of disciplines with the aim of investigating the record of human presence in Britain from the earliest occupation until the end of the last Ice Age, about 12,000 years ago. Study of changes in climate, landscape... more...

  • Adam's Tongueby Derek Bickerton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99

    How language evolved has been called ?the hardest problem in science.? In Adam?s Tongue , Derek Bickerton?long a leading authority in this field?shows how and why previous attempts to solve that problem have fallen short. Taking cues from topics as diverse as the foraging strategies of ants, the distribution of large prehistoric herbivores, and the... more...

  • European Societies in the Bronze Ageby A. F. Harding

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 66.00

    A survey of the Bronze Age in Europe, c. 2500 to 750 BC, for students and specialists. more...