From Genesis to Prehistory: The Archaeological Three Age System and its Contested Reception in Denmark, Britain, and Ireland - Oxford Studies in the History of Archaeology (Hardback)
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From Genesis to Prehistory: The Archaeological Three Age System and its Contested Reception in Denmark, Britain, and Ireland - Oxford Studies in the History of Archaeology (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 01/11/2007
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We are now familiar with the Three Age System, the archaeological partitioning of the past into Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. This division, which amounted at the time to a major scientific revolution, was conceived in Denmark in the 1830s. Peter Rowley-Conwy investigates the reasons why the Three Age system was adopted without demur in Scandinavian archaeological circles, yet was the subject of a bitter and long-drawn-out contest in Britain and Ireland, up to the 1870s.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199227747
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 655 g
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
important study...an excellent example of how to write the history of archaeology...essential reading * Timothy Champion, Cambridge Archaeological Journal *
this is a fluent and readable book * Current Archaeology *
...a fine and mature work... * Christopher Evans, Antiquity 82 *

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