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Prehistoric archaeology

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  • Building the Pastby Brian G. Redmond; Robert A. Genheimer

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 84.95

    The study of ancient architecture reveals much about the social constructs and culture of the architects, builders, and inhabitants of the structures, but few studies bridge the gap between architecture and archaeology. This comprehensive examination of sites in the Ohio Valley, going as far north as Ontario, integrates structural engineering and... 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • Living on the Lake in Prehistoric Europeby Francesco Menotti

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    The chance discovery in 1854 of a prehistoric lake village on Lake Zurich triggered what we now call the 'lake-dwelling phenomenon'. One hundred and fifty years of research and animated academic disputes have transformed the phenomenon into one of the most reliable sources of information in wetland archaeology. This definitive volume provides an overview... 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...

  • Transitions Before the Transitionby Erella Hovers; Steven Kuhn

    Springer 2007; US$ 199.00

    Modern human origins and the fate of the Neanderthals are arguably the most contentious arenas in paleoanthropology. This book discusses the archaeological record of the Middle Paleolithic and the Middle Stone Age. It aims to challenge notions about the mode of cultural evolution and the processes that underlie the emergence of modern behavior. more...

  • The Atlantic Iron Ageby Jon Henderson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    It may be surprising to learn that this book is the first ever survey of the Atlantic Iron Age: this tradition is cited in archaeology frequently enough to seem firmly established, yet has never been clearly defined.With this book, Jon Henderson provides an important and much-needed exploration of the archaeology of western areas of Britain, Ireland,... more...

  • Memory and Material Cultureby Andrew Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    An important contribution to the development of archaeological theory and the discussion of European prehistory. more...