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    Beyond Celts, Germans and Scythians: Archaeology and Identity in Iron Age Europe (Duckworth Debates in Archaeology) (Paperback) By (author) Peter S. Wells

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    DescriptionWho were the Iron Age peoples of Europe? Celts, Germans, Scythians and others are among the names that come to mind. But such names, and the characteristics associated with them, come to us from outside observers - Greek and Roman writers - not from the native peoples themselves. To understand how late prehistoric groups constructed and expressed their identities, we need to examine the rich archaeological evidence left by Iron Age Europeans themselves. Recent theoretical and methodological advances in anthropology, archaeology and history, together with results of archaeological research all over Europe, provide the basis for a new approach to the problem of the identities of Iron Age peoples. Peter Wells uses patterns of identity revealed in the archaeology to interpret the commentaries of Greek and Roman authors who conveyed their own perceptions of these non-literate groups. Finally, he examines ways in which Iron Age Europeans responded to the Greek and Roman representations of them. The result was an ever-changing mosaic of complex and dynamic identities among the diverse peoples of Late Iron Age Europe.


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    Title
    Beyond Celts, Germans and Scythians
    Subtitle
    Archaeology and Identity in Iron Age Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter S. Wells
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 162
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715630365
    ISBN 10: 0715630369
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Peter S. Wells is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of several books, including Settlement, Economy, and Cultural Change at the End of the European Iron Age (1993) and The Barbarians Speak: How the Conquered Peoples Shaped Roman Europe (1999).