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  • The Prehistoric Peoples of Scotlandby Stuart Piggott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Based on lectures given at the Conference of the British Summer School of Archaeology at Edinburgh in 1954, this book, published in 1962, surveys the general field of pre-historic Scotland, five archaeologists each contributing chapters discussing the main aspects and problems that have presented themselves in specialised research areas. From the... more...

  • The Bronze Age in Europeby J. M. Coles; A. F. Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book provides an account of the development of European culture and society during the Bronze Age, the time span between c. 2000 and 700 BC. It was a period of remarkable innovation, seen for instance in the development and growth of metallurgy as a major industry, the spread of trading contacts, the origins of urbanism and the beginnings of... more...

  • Animals into Artby Howard Morphy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book is one of a series of volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986 which addressed world archaeology in its widest sense, investigating how people lived in the past and how and why changes took place to result in the forms of society and culture which exist now. The series brought together archaeologists and anthropologists... more...

  • The Iron Age in Lowland Britainby D.W. Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This book was written at a time when the older conventional diffusionist view of prehistory, largely associated with the work of V. Gordon Childe, was under rigorous scrutiny from British prehistorians, who still nevertheless regarded the ?Arras? culture of eastern Yorkshire and the ?Belgic? cemeteries of south-eastern Britain as the product of immigrants... more...

  • Hunters, Fishers and Farmers of Eastern Europe, 6000-3000 Ruth Tringham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Eastern Europe, in this book, embraces the area formally referred to as the ?Marchlands of Europe?, sometimes as Eastern Central Europe, and which included, when this book was originally published in 1971, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Rumania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Poland. This book presented for the first time the archaeological material... more...

  • Perishable Material Culture in Prehistoryby Linda M. Hurcombe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory provides new approaches and integrates a broad range of data to address a neglected topic, organic material in the prehistoric record. Providing news ideas and connections and suggesting revisionist ways of thinking about broad themes in the past, this book demonstrates the efficacy of an holistic approach... 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...

  • Egypt During the Last Interglacialby Angela E Close; Romuald Schild; Fred Wendorf

    Springer US 2012; US$ 170.00

    by Fred Wendorf, Romuald Schild and Angela E. Close INTRODUCTION roughly contemporaneous with the later part of Isotope Stage 7; most sites occur in sediments dated between 100 The Middle Paleolithic is potentially one of the most and 130 ka and fall early in the Last Interglacial; the most interesting periods in human history. It marks a major recent... 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...

  • 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...