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The Palaeolithic Societies of Europe (Cambridge World Archaeology)

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Publisher Comments:

A major new survey of the prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies of Europe, this book reviews the newest information and interpretations for scientific research. Palaeolithic studies are at an exciting point of transition. The explosion in ethno-archaeological studies has fundamentally challenged our models and interpretations amongst all classes of data and at all spatial scales of analysis. Furthermore the traditional concerns of dating and quaternary studies have also passed through their own revolutions and palaeolithic archaeology is the direct beneficiary. Dr Gamble presents in an imaginative but comprehensive framework our changing perspectives of Europe's oldest societies.

Synopsis:

Clive Gamble's overview of Palaeolithic societies, building on his The Palaeolithic Settlement of Europe (1986).

Synopsis:

Clive Gamble's overview of Palaeolithic societies building on his The Palaeolithic Settlement of Europe (1986). Winner of the Society for American Archaeology Book Award 2000.

Synopsis:

How did Neanderthal societies differ from those of the first modern humans in Europe 35,000 years ago? This investigation of archaeological evidence from stone tools, hunting and campsites reveals much about the differing scale of social interaction and abilities to negotiate social worlds, and enhances our understanding of this period. Winner of the Society for American Archaeology Book Award 2000.

Synopsis:

Palaeolithic societies have been a neglected topic in the discussion of human origins. But in the past forty years archaeologists have recovered a wealth of information from Palaeolithic sites throughout the European continent that reveal many illuminating facets of social life over this 500,000-year period. Clive Gamble, introducing a new approach to this material, interrogates the data for information on the scale of social interaction, and the forms of social existence. The result is a reconstruction of ancient human societies, and a fresh perspective on the unique experience of human beings.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 440-493) and index.

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Pulling aside the Palaeolithic curtain; 2. The individual, society and networks; 3. A Palaeolithic framework: locales, rhythms and regions; 4. The first European societies 500,000-300,000 years ago; 5. Neanderthal societies 300,000 to 60,000 years ago; 6. The rhythms of social life 60,000-21,000 years ago: the transition from the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic in Europe; 7. The extension of social life 60,000-21,000 years ago: regions and locales, networks and landscapes; 8. The Palaeolithic societies of Europe; Notes; Bibliography; Site index; General index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521658720
Editor:
Yoffee, Norman
Editor:
Alcock, Susan
Editor:
Yoffee, Norman
Editor:
Alcock, Susan
Author:
Gamble, Clive
Author:
Yoffee, Norman
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K. ;
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Anthropology, Prehistoric
Subject:
Paleolithic period
Subject:
Tools, prehistoric
Subject:
Europe Antiquities.
Subject:
Paleolithic period -- Europe.
Subject:
Anthropology, Prehistoric -- Europe.
Subject:
Tools, Prehistoric -- Europe.
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge World Archaeology (Paperback)
Series Volume:
045-98
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 b/w illus. 13 maps 106 tables
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.68x6.56x1.09 in. 1.86 lbs.

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Product details 528 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521658720 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Clive Gamble's overview of Palaeolithic societies, building on his The Palaeolithic Settlement of Europe (1986).
"Synopsis" by , Clive Gamble's overview of Palaeolithic societies building on his The Palaeolithic Settlement of Europe (1986). Winner of the Society for American Archaeology Book Award 2000.
"Synopsis" by , How did Neanderthal societies differ from those of the first modern humans in Europe 35,000 years ago? This investigation of archaeological evidence from stone tools, hunting and campsites reveals much about the differing scale of social interaction and abilities to negotiate social worlds, and enhances our understanding of this period. Winner of the Society for American Archaeology Book Award 2000.
"Synopsis" by , Palaeolithic societies have been a neglected topic in the discussion of human origins. But in the past forty years archaeologists have recovered a wealth of information from Palaeolithic sites throughout the European continent that reveal many illuminating facets of social life over this 500,000-year period. Clive Gamble, introducing a new approach to this material, interrogates the data for information on the scale of social interaction, and the forms of social existence. The result is a reconstruction of ancient human societies, and a fresh perspective on the unique experience of human beings.
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