A Very Remote Period Indeed: Papers on the Palaeolithic presented to Derek Roe [Hardback]

Sarah Milliken (Author); Jill Cook (Author)

ISBN: 9781842170564 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2001 | Language: English 288p, b/w illus and figs throughout

A Very Remote Period Indeed


This is a volume no Palaeolithic archaeologist should be without. It is offered to Derek Roe by his friends and colleagues as a tribute to his enthusiasm, support and encouragement over many years. The twenty-seven papers range from Africa to the Near East and beyond, to Kazakhstan and Korea, and across southern Europe to Britain, the Thames Valley, East Anglia and Pontnewydd. The list of authors and the range of topics they write about are a reflection of Derek Roe's influence throughout the Palaeolithic world.

Table of Contents

Variability in primary and secondary technologies of the Later Acheulian in Africa (J Desmond Clark)
The shape of handaxes, the structure of the Acheulian world (Clive Gamble and Gilbert Marshall)
An Acheulian settlement pattern in the Upper Karoo region of South Africa (C. Garth Sampson)
A speculative essay on the role of the Victoria West phenomenon at Canteen Koppie, during the South African Earlier Stone Age (John McNabb)
Diamonds, alluvials and artefacts. The Stone Age in Sierra Leone and the Cotton Tree Museum (Phillip Allsworth-Jones)
Some notes on fish and fishing in Africa (Ray Inskeep)
Europe and Africa during the Palaeolithic (Marcel Otte)
The initial peopling of Eurasia and the early occupation of Europe in its Afro-Asian context (Nicholas Rolland)
In quest for Palaeolithic human behaviour (Ofer Bar-Yosef)
Cleavers: their distribution, chronology and typology (Vadim A. Ranov)
Ex Africa aliquid semper novi: the view from Pontnewydd (Stephen Aldhouse-Green)
A newly identified Acheulian handaxe type at Tabun Cave: the Faustkeilblätter (Zinovy Matskevitch, Naama Goren-Inbar & Sabine Gaudzinski)
The Palaeolithic industries in Korea: chronology and related new find-spots (Hyeong Woo Lee)
Lower and Middle Palaeolithic occupation in Central Kazakhstan: the Batpak Valley and environs (Norah Moloney, Sandra L. Olsen & Valery Voloshin)
Venta Micena, Barranco León-5 and Fuentenueva-3: three archaeological sites in the Early Pleistocene deposits of Orce, south-east Spain (Josep Gibert, Lluís Gibert, Carlos Ferràndez-Canyadell, Alfredo Iglesias & Fernando González)
Excavations at Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quípar and Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo: two sites in Murcia (south-east Spain) with Neanderthal skeletal remains, Mousterian assemblages and late Middle to early Upper Pleistocene fauna (Michael J. Walker)
Acheulian handaxe variability in Middle Pleistocene Italy: a case study (Sarah Milliken)
Palaeoliths in a lost pre-Anglian landscape (John Wymer)
New Lower Palaeolithic finds from the Upper Thames (Terry Hardaker)
One step beyond. Flint shortage above the Goring Gap: the example of Wolvercote (Nick Ashton)
A river runs through it: a decade of research at Stanton Harcourt (Katherine Scott & Christine M. Buckingham)
Recent investigations at Dickett's Field, Yarnhams Farm, Holybourne, Hants. (Julie E. Scott-Jackson & Vicky Winton)
The Sackung Hypothesis: a challenge for Palaeolithic prospection (Simon Collcutt)
A Lyngby point from Mildenhall, Suffolk, and its implications for the British Late Upper Palaeolithic (Alison J. Roberts & Nick Barton)
Out of Abbeville: Sir John Evans, Palaeolithic patriarch and handaxe pioneer (Mark J. White)
Old collections - a new resource? The history of some English Palaeolithic collections in Cardiff (Elizabeth A. Walker)
A burnt Mesolithic hunting camp on the Mendips: a preliminary report on structural traces excavated on Lower Pitts Farm, Priddy, Somerset (Joan J. Taylor)
Derek Roe, A Bibliography

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