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European Prehistory

A Survey

Milisauskas, Sarunas (Ed.)

2nd ed. 2011, XV, 493 p.

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  • The new second edition updates previous material, and adds new chapters
  • Includes accompanying chronological maps and new photos
  • Examines the entire scope of European Prehistory, period by period, and region by region

European Prehistory: A Survey traces humans from their earliest appearance on the continent to the Rise of the Roman Empire, drawing on archaeological research from all over Europe. It includes the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages. Throughout these periods, the major developments are explored using a wide range of archaeological data that emphasizes aspects of agricultural practices, gender, mortuary practices, population genetics, ritual, settlement patterns, technology, trade, and warfare.

Using new methods and theories, recent discoveries and arguments are presented and previous discoveries reevaluated. This work includes chapters on European geography and the chronology of European prehistory. A new chapter has been added on the historical development of European archaeology. The remaining chapters have been contributed by archaeologists specializing in different periods.

The second edition of European Prehistory: A Survey is enhanced by a glossary, three indices and a comprehensive bibliography, as well as an extensive collection of maps, chronological tables and photographs. 

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Bronze Age research - European prehistory demographics - Iron Age - Mesolithic - Neanderthals architecture - Neolithic architecture - Paleolithic agriculltural practices - Prehistoric Archaeology - gender relations in prehistory Europe - mortuary practices and archaeology - mortuary practices in Europe prehistory - prehistory settlement patterns - trade and warfare in Europe prehistory

Related subjects » Anthropology & Archaeology

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