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The Oxford illustrated prehistory of Europe

Author: Barry W Cunliffe
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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When a melting Swiss glacier recently revealed the body of a hunter millenia old, the world sat up and took notice. Here, in his well-preserved arrows, tools, and leather garments (not to mention his own remains) was a rare glimpse of life in prehistoric Europe, and it captured the public imagination. Elsewhere more obvious remnants of the pre-classical past have long been objects of fascination: the megaliths of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference books
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford illustrated prehistory of Europe.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)623593615
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry W Cunliffe
ISBN: 0198143850 9780198143857
OCLC Number: 29564490
Description: ix, 532 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The peopling of Europe, 700,000-40,000 years before the present / Clive Gamble --
The Upper Palaeolithic revolution / Paul Mellars --
The Mesolithic Age / Steven J. Mithen --
The first farmers / Alasdair Whittle --
The transformation of early agrarian Europe : the later Neolithic and Copper Ages, 4500-2500 BC / Andrew Sherratt --
The palace civilizations of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece, 2000-1200 BC / K.A. Wardle --
The emergence of élites : earlier Bronze Age Europe, 2500-1300 BC / Andrew Sherratt --
The collapse of Aegean civilization at the end of the late Bronze Age / Mervyn Popham --
Reformation in barbarian Europe, 1300-600 BC / Anthony Harding --
Iron Age societies in Western Europe and beyond, 800-140 BC / Barry Cunliffe --
Thracians, Scythians, and Dacians, 800 BC-AD 300 / Timothy Taylor --
The impact of Rome on barbarian society, 140 BC-AD 300 / Barry Cunliffe --
Barbarian Europe, AD 300-700 / Malcolm Todd.
Responsibility: edited by Barry Cunliffe.
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This is an illustrated survey of the development of European society from the very earliest times of human population to the collapse of the Roman Empire. It is based on a new concept which studies  Read more...

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