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; and, 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.
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media ISBN: 9780306467936 Number of pages: 464 Weight: 2430 g Dimensions: 230 x 178 x 25 mm
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