European Prehistory

European Prehistory : A Survey

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The study of European archaeology dates back to the 19th century, but the number of archaeologists, projects, and publications has increased greatly during the last three decades. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the restructuring of several countries, archaeology in Europe has more opportunity for interaction and research than previously was possible. This comprehensive volume covers the Prehistoric period in Europe, from the earliest appearance of humans to the rise of the Roman Empire and includes the Paleolithic, Mesolithic Bronze, and Iron Ages. Throughout these periods, the major developments and explored using the archaeological data including: technology; trade; settlement; warfare; ritual. Using methodologies and theories that were previously unknown in Europe decades ago, new discoveries and arguments are included in the research as well as reevaluations of previous discoveries. This work also includes a present geographical summary and how it impacts the current archaeological discoveries and research being conducted. "European Prehistory: A Survey" includes many comprehensive maps and site photos. It will be a vital resource to prehistoric archaeologists, anthropologists and historians in and outside of Europe.

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 175.26 x 251.46 x 27.94mm | 816.46g
  • 30 Jun 2002
  • Springer Science+Business Media
  • Plenum Publishing Co.,N.Y.
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • and.
  • 1
  • 0306472570
  • 9780306472572

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From the reviews: "The synthesis of such a large body of evidence is impressive, and the book is an interesting and informative read both for those new to archaeology and for established academics." (The Holocene, 13:5, 2003) "The volume is a resounding success in terms of providing a coherent and up to date narrative. This wide coverage can also be seen in the selection of featured sites, which ranges across most of Europe. It does not shy away from covering the major debates or making a judgment upon them." (Nick Thorpe, Antiquity)

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