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Prehistoric archaeology

  • Open-Air Rock-Art Conservation and Managementby Timothy Darvill; Antonio Pedro Batarda Fernandes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    While much has been achieved in understanding and managing weather effects and erosion phenomena affecting ancient imagery within the relatively protected environments of caves and rock-shelters, the same cannot be said of rock-art panels situated in the open-air. Despite the fact that the number of known sites has risen dramatically in recent decades... more...

  • Altsteinzeit von A-Zby GaŽlle Rosendahl; Lutz Fiedler; Wilfried Rosendahl

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 36.27

    Das "Lexikon der Altsteinzeit" richtet sich an Studierende und Fachleute, die in unterschiedlicher Weise mit der Entwicklung des Menschen und seiner Kultur BerŁhrungspunkte finden, sowie an alle diejenigen, die ein nšheres Interesse an der Altsteinzeit haben. Es soll eine Hilfe dafŁr sein, sich abseits der Flut von Informationen aus dem Internet... more...

  • Oldeholtwoldeby L. Johansen; D. Stapert

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    The well-preserved archaeological site at Oldeholtwolde in the Netherlands was inhabited by a small group of people during the last Ice Age, some 13,000 years ago. This book focuses on the examination of the ca. 10.000 flint artefacts discovered at this ancient site, which have been subjected to modern approaches such as refitting and spatial analysis.... more...

  • Trepanationby Robert Arnott; Stanley Finger; Chris Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; 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...

  • Architecture of First Societiesby Mark M. Jarzombek

    Wiley 2014; US$ 125.00

    “This book is the most comprehensively global and critically sensitive synthesis of what we now know of the material and socio-cultural evolution of the so-called First Societies. Written by a distinguished architectural historian and theorist, this truly remarkable and indispensable study shows how the material culture of our forebears, from... more...

  • The People of Sunghirby Erik Trinkaus; Alexandra P. Buzhilova; Maria B. Mednikova

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 174.99

    In this latest volume in the Human Evolution Series, Erik Trinkaus and his co-authors synthesize the research and findings concerning the human remains found at the Sunghir archaeological site. It has long been apparent to those in the field of paleoanthropology that the human fossil remains from the site of Sunghir are an important part of the human... more...

  • Troubled Timesby David W. Frayer; Debra L. Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    Evidence amassed in Troubled Times indicates that, much like in the modern world, violence was not an uncommon aspect of prehistoric dispute resolution. From the civilizations of the American Southwest to the Mesolithic of Central Europe, the contributors examine violence in hunter-gatherer as well as state societies from both the New and Old Worlds.... more...

  • Perishable Material Culture in Prehistoryby Linda M. Hurcombe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • Paths Towards a New Worldby Mats Larsson; Geoffrey Lemdahl

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 35.00

    Covering the approximately 6,500 years from the beginning of the Late Mesolithic to the transition to the Bronze Age, Mats Larsson takes the reader on a journey through the development of Swedish prehistoric society and culture set against the backdrop of climatic and landscape change. Using examples selected from a wealth of archaeological sites,... more...

  • From Prehistoric Villages to Citiesby Jennifer Birch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Archaeologists have focused a great deal of attention on explaining the evolution of village societies and the transition to a ?Neolithic? way of life. Considerable interest has also concentrated on urbanism and the rise of the earliest cities. Between these two landmarks in human cultural development lies a critical stage in social and political... more...