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  • Adam's Tongueby Derek Bickerton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99

    How language evolved has been called ?the hardest problem in science.? In Adam?s Tongue , Derek Bickerton?long a leading authority in this field?shows how and why previous attempts to solve that problem have fallen short. Taking cues from topics as diverse as the foraging strategies of ants, the distribution of large prehistoric herbivores, and the... more...

  • Europe before Romeby T. Douglas Price

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 30.99

    Werner Herzog's 2011 film Cave of Forgotten Dreams, about the painted caves at Chauvet, France brought a glimpse of Europe's extraordinary prehistory to a popular audience. But paleolithic cave paintings, stunning as they are, form just a part of a story that begins with the arrival of the first humans to Europe 1.3 million years ago, and culminates... more...

  • Lost Worldby Tom Koppel

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 19.99

    For decades the issue seemed moot. The first settlers, we were told, were big-game hunters who arrived from Asia at the end of the Ice Age some 12,000 years ago, crossing a land bridge at the Bering Strait and migrating south through an ice-free passage between two great glaciers blanketing the continent. But after years of sifting through data from... more...

  • The Palaeolithic Origins of Human Burialby Paul Pettitt

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 40.95

    The Palaeolithic Origins of Human Burial offers an engaging contribution to the debate on modern human origins. It is illustrated throughout, includes up-to-date examples from the Lower to Late Upper Palaeolithic, including information hitherto unpublished. more...

  • The British Palaeolithicby Paul Pettitt; Mark White

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    The British Palaeolithic provides the first academic synthesis of the entire British Palaeolithic, from the earliest occupation (currently understood to be around 980,000 years ago) to the end of the Ice Age. Landscape and ecology form the canvas for an explicitly interpretative approach aimed at understanding the how different hominin societies... more...

  • The Archaeology of Australia's Desertsby Mike Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 80.00

    This is the first book-length study of the archaeology of Australia's deserts, exploring the cultural and environmental history of these drylands. more...

  • The Prehistory of Denmarkby Jorgen Jensen

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 83.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Balkan Prehistoryby Douglass W. Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    Douglass Bailey's volume fills the huge gap that existed for a comprehensive synthesis, in English, of the archaeology of the Balkans between 6,500 and 2,000 BC; much research on the prehistory of Eastern Europe was inaccessible to a western audience before now, because of linguistic barriers. Bailey argues against traditional interpretations of the... more...

  • Prehistoryby Chris Gosden

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    Many of the familiar aspects of modern life are no more than a century or two old, yet our deep social structures and skills were in large measure developed, many millennia ago. This book wonders what the darkest recesses of our past can teach us about our future. more...

  • The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistoryby Emma Blake; A. Bernard Knapp

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory and an essential reference to the most recent research and fieldwork. Only book available to offer general coverage of Mediterranean prehistory Written by 14 of the leading archaeologists in the field Spans the Neolithic through the Iron Age, and draws... more...