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Economy and society in prehistoric Europe : changing perspectives

Author: Andrew Sherratt
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
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This book brings together a classic collection of Andrew Sherratt's work on the economic foundations of prehistoric Europe, which have put forward important new ideas about the development of farming, pastoralism, early technology and trade. In a series of contributions that have included wide-ranging syntheses and detailed local studies, he discusses their implications for the understanding of settlement-patterns,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Sherratt
ISBN: 0691016976 9780691016979
OCLC Number: 36695149
Description: xiii, 561 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Changing Perspectives on European Prehistory --
Cycles of Interpretation --
V. Gordon Childe: Archaeology and Intellectual History (1989) --
Ecological Imperatives? --
Socio-economic and Demographic Models for Later Prehistoric Europe (1972) --
Water, Soil and Seasonality in Early Cereal Cultivation (1980) --
Resources, Technology and Trade: An Essay on Early European Metallurgy (1976) --
Social Evolution: Europe in the Later Neolithic and Copper Ages (1984) --
Discovering the Secondary Products Complex --
Plough and Pastoralism: Aspects of the Secondary Products Revolution (1981) --
The Secondary Exploitation of Animals in the Old World (1983, revised) --
Wool, Wheels and Ploughmarks: Local Developments or Outside Introductions in Neolithic Europe? (1987) --
Two New Finds of Wooden Wheels from Later Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Europe (1986) --
Patterns on the Ground --
Mobile Resources: Settlement and Exchange in Early Agricultural Europe (1982) --
The Development of Neolithic and Copper Age Settlement in the Great Hungarian Plain --
The Regional Setting (1983) --
Site Survey and Settlement Dynamics (1984) --
Neolithic Exchange Systems in Central Europe, 6000-3500 BC (1987) --
The Genesis of Megaliths Monumentality, Ethnicity and Social Complexity in Neolithic North-West Europe (1990) --
Instruments of Conversion? The Role of Megaliths in the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe (1995) --
Invisible Flows: Languages, Culture and Drugs --
Cups that Cheered: The Introduction of Alcohol to Prehistoric Europe (1987).
Responsibility: Andrew Sherratt.
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This book brings together a classic collection of Andrew Sherratt's work on the economic foundations of prehistoric Europe, which have put forward important new ideas about the development of farming, pastoralism, early technology and trade. In a series of contributions that have included wide-ranging syntheses and detailed local studies, he discusses their implications for the understanding of settlement-patterns, social structures, material culture, and less tangible aspects of prehistoric life such as the spread of languages and the use of narcotics.

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