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    DescriptionIn this book, Rudgley describes how the intrepid explorers of the Stone Age discovered all of the world's major land masses long before the so-called Age of Discovery. Stone Age man made precisely sized tools, and used proto-abacuses to count and measure. He performed medical operations including amputations and delicate cranial surgeries. Neanderthals not only domesticated fire for heat and light, but experimented with lichen and moss fuels. In the visual arts, the Paleolithic cave artists of western Europe used techniques forgotten until the Renaissance. Picasso himself is said to have remarked after visiting Lascaux, "We have invented nothing!" The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age shows the greatness of the debt that contemporary society owes to its prehistoric predecessors. It is a rich introduction to a lost world that will redefine the meaning of civilization itself.


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    Title
    The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Rudgley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 310
    Width: 171 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684855806
    ISBN 10: 0684855801
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.9T
    BIC subject category V2: RBX, HDDA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 930.12
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: GN768.R83
    Thema V1.0: RBX, NKD
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, map
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    The Free Press
    Publication date
    25 January 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New York