Prehistory

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  1. The Bell Beaker Transition in Europe

    The Bell Beaker Transition in Europe: Mobility and local evolution during the 3rd millennium BC [Paperback]

    Laure Salanova (Editor); Maria Pilar Prieto Martínez (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781789253849
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    Could the circulation of objects or ideas and the mobility of artisans explain the unprecedented uniformity of the material culture observed throughout the whole of Europe? The 17 papers presented here offer a range of new and different perspectiv... .... Learn More
  2. A Taste for Green

    A Taste for Green: A global perspective on ancient jade, turquoise and variscite exchange [Hardback]

    Carlos Rodríguez-Rellán (Editor); Ben A. Nelson (Editor); Ramón Fábregas Valcarce (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781789252743
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    Often along vast expanses, ancient societies traded certain commodities that were considered valuable either for functional or symbolic reasons – or, rather, a mixture of both factors. A Taste for Green addresses latest research into the acquisiti... .... Learn More
  3. Art in the Eurasian Iron Age

    Art in the Eurasian Iron Age: Context, Connections and Scale [Hardback]

    Courtney Nimura (Editor); Helen Chittock (Editor); Peter Hommel (Editor); Chris Gosden (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781789253948
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    Since early discoveries of so-called Celtic Art during the 19th century, archaeologists have mused on the origins of this major art tradition, which emerged in Europe around 500 BC. Classical influence has often been cited as the main impetus for ... .... Learn More
  4. Megalithic Tombs in Western Iberia

    Megalithic Tombs in Western Iberia: Excavations at the Anta da Lajinha [Hardback]

    Chris Scarre (Editor); Luiz Oosterbeek (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781785709807
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    Western Iberia has one of the richest inventories of Neolithic chambered tombs in Atlantic Europe, with particular concentrations in Galicia, northern Portugal and the Alentejo. Less well known is the major concentration of tombs along the Tagus v... .... Learn More
  5. Beyond the Cyclades

    Beyond the Cyclades: Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context from Mainland Greece, the North and East Aegean [Hardback]

    Marisa Marthari (Editor); Colin Renfrew (Editor); Michael J. Boyd (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781789250602
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    This second volume on Early Cycladic (and Cycladicising) sculptures found in the Aegean, examines finds from mainland Greece, along with the rarer items from the north and east Aegean, with the exception of those discovered in the Cyclades (covere... .... Learn More
  6. Collapse or Survival

    Collapse or Survival: Micro-dynamics of crisis and endurance in the ancient central Mediterranean [Hardback]

    Elisa Perego (Editor); Rafael Scopacasa (Editor); Silvia Amicone (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781789251005
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    In the present-day world order, political disintegration, the faltering of economic systems, the controversial and yet dramatic consequences of global warming and pollution, and the spread of poverty and social disruption in Western countries have... .... Learn More
  7. Personal Ornaments in Prehistory

    Personal Ornaments in Prehistory: An Exploration of Body Augmentation from the Palaeolithic to the Early Bronze Age [Paperback]

    Emma L. Baysal (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781789252866
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    Beads, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and many other ornaments are familiar objects that play a fundamental role in personal expression and communication. This book considers how and why the human relationship with ornaments developed and continue... .... Learn More
  8. Tracing the Indo-Europeans

    Tracing the Indo-Europeans: New evidence from archaeology and historical linguistics [Paperback]

    Birgit A. Olsen (Editor); Thomas Olander (Editor); Kristian Kristiansen (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781789252705
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    Recent developments in aDNA has reshaped our understanding of later European prehistory, and at the same time also opened up for more fruitful collaborations between archaeologists and historical linguists. Two revolutionary genetic studies, publi... .... Learn More
  9. Pantalica in the Sicilian Late Bronze and Iron Ages

    Pantalica in the Sicilian Late Bronze and Iron Ages: Excavations of the Rock-cut Chamber Tombs by Paolo Orsi from 1895 to 1910 [Paperback]

    Robert Leighton (Editor); Rosa Maria Albanese Procelli (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781789253023
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    Pantalica is a large limestone promontory in southeast Sicily known chiefly for a series of extensive cemeteries comprising thousands of chamber tombs cut out of the rock, dating mainly between the 13th and 7th centuries BCE. A UNESCO World Herita... .... Learn More
  10. Mining and Quarrying in Neolithic Europe

    Mining and Quarrying in Neolithic Europe: A Social Perspective [Paperback]

    Anne Teather (Editor); Peter Topping (Editor); Jon Baczkowski (Editor)

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    ISBN: 9781789251487
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers
    Volume: 16
    The social processes involved in acquiring flint and stone in the Neolithic began to be considered over thirty years ago, promoting a more dynamic view of past extraction processes. Whether by quarrying, mining or surface retrieval, the geographic... .... Learn More

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