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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • Settlement in the Irish Neolithicby Jessica Smyth

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 32.50

    The Irish Neolithic has been dominated by the study of megalithic tombs, but the defining element of Irish settlement evidence is the rectangular timber Early Neolithic house, the numbers of which have more than quadrupled in the last ten years. The substantial Early Neolithic timber house was a short-lived architectural phenomenon of as little as... more...

  • MEGALITHsite CAUby Walter Dörfler; Wiebke Kirleis; Johannes Müller

    Wachholtz Verlag 2015; US$ 4.76

    5500 Jahre alte Megalithgräber prägen die Landschaft in Norddeutschland und Südskandinavien. Seit Bestehen der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) ist die Erforschung dieser Landmarken Bestandteil des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens der Universität. Der Nachbau des Megalithgrabes Wangels LA 69 auf dem Gelände der Christian-Albrechts-Universität... more...

  • 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, maßgeschneidertby Björn 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, maßgeschneidertes Wissen zur Problemlösung bereitzustellen oder zu vermitteln. Doch so sehr Akteure den Experten vertrauen, wächst 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. ... 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...

  • 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...