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Prehistoric archaeology

  • Dynamics of Learning in Neanderthals and Modern Humans Volume 1by Takeru Akazawa; Yoshihiro1 Nishiaki; Kenichi Aoki

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This volume presents the first of two proceedings from the International Conference on the Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans, which took place in Tokyo in November 2012. Focussing on a highly innovative working hypothesis called the ?learning hypothesis?, which attempts to explain the replacement as a result of differences in the learning... more...

  • Exchange Networks and Local Transformationsby Maria Emanuela Alberti; Serena Sabatini

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 38.00

    Throughout the local Bronze and Iron Age, European and Mediterranean societies appear to have been involved in complex systems of exchange networks which invariably affected local customs and historical developments. Archaeological evidence suggests social and economic phenomena, cultural expressions and technological skills stemmed from multifaceted... more...

  • The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov IIby Nira Alperson-Afil; Naama Goren-Inbar

    Springer 2010; US$ 129.00

    The manipulation of fire by early hominins was a turning point in our evolutionary history. Once 'domesticated', fire provided warmth, light and protection from predators, as well as enabling the exploitation of a new range of foods. This book presents the spatial analyses of burned and unburned flint items which provide evidence for the controlled... more...

  • Persistant Traditionsby Luc W. S. W. Amkreutz

    Sidestone Press 2013; US$ 38.00

    The adoption of agriculture is one of the major developments in human history. Archaeological studies have demonstrated that the trajectories of Neolithisation in Northwest Europe were diverse. This book presents a study into the archaeology of the communities involved in the process of Neolithisation in the Lower Rhine Area (5500-2500 cal BC). It... more...

  • Appendicesby Luc W. S. W. Amkreutz

    Sidestone Press 2013; US$ 38.00

    The adoption of agriculture is one of the major developments in human history. Archaeological studies have demonstrated that the trajectories of Neolithisation in Northwest Europe were diverse. This book presents a study into the archaeology of the communities involved in the process of Neolithisation in the Lower Rhine Area (5500-2500 cal BC). It... more...

  • Regional Perspectives on Neolithic Pit Depositionby Hugo Anderson-Whymark; Julian Thomas

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 35.00

    The rise to prominence of pits within narratives of the British and Irish Neolithic is well-documented in recent literature. Pits have been cropping up in excavations for centuries, resulting in a very broad spectrum of interpretations but three main factors have led to the recent change in our perception and representation of these features: a broad... more...

  • Lithicsby William Jr Andrefsky

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    Completely updated and revised edition on the groundbreaking manual on stone artifact analysis, Lithics. more...

  • A Living Landscapeby Stijn Arnoldussen

    Sidestone Press 2007; US$ 37.75

    Today, half the Netherlands is below sea level. Because of this, water-management is of key importance when it comes to maintaining present-day habitation of the Dutch low-lands. In prehistory, however, large parts of the Dutch landscape were highly dynamic due to ongoing fluvial sedimentation. Vast deltaic areas with ceaseless river activity formed... more...

  • Trepanationby Robert Arnott; Stanley Finger; Chris Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 164.95

    This volume will look at the history of trepanation, the identification of skulls, the tools used to make the cranial openings, and theories as to why trepanation might have been performed many thousands of years ago. 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...