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Europe Between the Oceans : 9000 BC-ad 1000 (08 Edition)
Europe Between the Oceans : 9000 BC-ad 1000 (08 Edition)
by Barry W. Cunliffe
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In this magnificent book, distinguished archaeologist Barry Cunliffe reframes our entire conception of early European history, from prehistory through the ancient world to the medieval Viking period. Cunliffe views Europe not in terms of states and... (read more)

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Early Europe: Mysteries in Stone
Early Europe: Mysteries in Stone
by Time Life
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Readers assume the role of archaeologists, uncovering secrets of ancient civilizations. Stunning photographs and illustrations, plus detailed cutaways, maps and diagrams.... (read more)

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The Mind in the Cave
The Mind in the Cave
by David Lewis-williams
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Emerging from the narrow underground passages into the chambers of caves such as Lascaux, Chauvet, and Altamira, visitors are confronted with symbols, patterns, and depictions of bison, woolly mammoths, ibexes, and other animals. Since its discovery... (read more)

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Celtic Finds From Northern Hungary
Celtic Finds From Northern Hungary
by Magdolna Hellebrandt
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Nearly halfway through its projected seven volumes, the series here moves to finds that came to light between 1945 and 1979 in Pest, Ngrd, Heves, and Borsod-Abaj-Zempln counties, and are currently housed in regional museums. Hellebrandt, who directed... (read more)

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Discoveries: Celts (Discoveries)
Discoveries: Celts (Discoveries)
by Christiane Eluere
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The story of the Celtic people begins with their expansion throughout Europe in the 4th century B.C. Because they left no written record, their culture has been reconstructed entirely from archaeological finds and accounts left by Roman historians... (read more)

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The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
by Graham Robb
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At the end of the Iron Age, the 600-year-old civilization of the Celts stretched from the Black Sea to Scotland. It had produced some of the finest artistic and scientific masterpieces of the ancient world. But in 58 BC, Julius Caesar marched over the... (read more)

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The Celts
The Celts
by Frank Delaney
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This book aims to trace the origin, growth, flowering and eventual decline of the Celts, a people who are traditionally portrayed as wild, excitable, warlike, ferocious and uncivilized. In truth, despite their numerical smallness they made a major... (read more)

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A History of the Ostrogoths
A History of the Ostrogoths
by Thomas S Burns
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"Thorough and convincing... likely to become the standard work on the subject." --Library Journal "Highly readable." --Medieval Literature "A major work of synthesis." --Walter E. Kaegi "Burns has achieved much for the modern study of Ostrogoths... (read more)

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The Celtic World
The Celtic World
by Miranda J Green
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"The Celtic World" is a detailed and comprehensive study of the Celts from the first evidence of them in the archaeological and historical record to the early post-Roman period. The strength of this volume lies in its breadth--it looks at archaeology... (read more)

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Iceman: Uncovering the Life and Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier
Iceman: Uncovering the Life and Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier
by Brenda Fowler
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The spectacular 1991 discovery of a Stone Age man in the Alps stunned the archeological community. "Iceman" takes readers inside scientific investigations by the anthropologists, botanists, and archeologists who saw in this lonely frozen figure the clues... (read more)

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The World of the Celts
The World of the Celts
by Simon James
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An introduction to the world of the Celts which looks at all aspects of their history. Individual sections chart their rise, their way of life from farming to feasting, their wars, their gods, and their crafstmanship. Also highlighted is the subject of... (read more)

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The Celts the Limit
The Celts the Limit
by Aedeen Cremin
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Here is the Ancient Celtic history written by an author who is a known expert in the field, and who has the gift of a first-rate storyteller. This beautiful book deals with approximately 1500 years of Celtic culture, from its beginnings around 500 B.C... (read more)

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Celts 2ND Edition
Celts 2ND Edition
by Nora Chadwick
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New edition of the classic survey, with a new introductory chapter by Professor Barry Cunliffe that discusses the origins of the Celtic races and provides an overview of current issues.... (read more)

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The Oldest Enigma of Humanity: The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings
The Oldest Enigma of Humanity: The Key to the Mystery of the Paleolithic Cave Paintings
by Bertrand David
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Thirty thousand years ago our prehistoric ancestors painted perfect images of animals on walls of tortuous caves, most often without any light. How was this possible? What meaning and messages did the cavemen want these paintings to convey? In addition... (read more)

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The Cave and the Cathedral: How a Real-Life Indiana Jones and a Renegade Scholar Decoded the Ancient Art of Man
The Cave and the Cathedral: How a Real-Life Indiana Jones and a Renegade Scholar Decoded the Ancient Art of Man
by Amir Aczel
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What Are The Ancients Trying To Tell Us? "Why would the Cro-Magnon hunter-gatherers of Europe expend so much time and effort to penetrate into deep, dark, and dangerous caverns, where they might encounter cave bears and lions or get lost and die, aided... (read more)

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Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings
Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings
by Jean Manco
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Who are the Europeans and where did they come from? In recent years scientific advances have released a mass of data, turning cherished ideas upside down. The idea of migration in prehistory, so long out of favor, is back on the agenda. New advances... (read more)

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe (Oxford Illustrated Histories)
The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe (Oxford Illustrated Histories)
by Barry Cunliffe
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When a melting Swiss glacier recently revealed the body of a hunter millennia 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... (read more)

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Palaeolithic Settlement of Europe (Cambridge World Archaeology)
Palaeolithic Settlement of Europe (Cambridge World Archaeology)
by Clive Gamble
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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... (read more)

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The Celtic Empire: The First Millennium of Celtic History, C. 1000 BC-51 Ad
The Celtic Empire: The First Millennium of Celtic History, C. 1000 BC-51 Ad
by Peter Berresford Ellis
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Drawing mainly on classical sources, and occasionally on archaeology and Celtic traditions, Ellis outlines a history of Celtic people from their emergence as a distinct culture to their conquest by the Romans. A popular treatment, not rigorous even... (read more)

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The man in the ice :the discovery of a 5,000-year-old body reveals the secrets of the stone age
The man in the ice :the discovery of a 5,000-year-old body reveals the secrets of the stone age
by Konrad Spindler
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Originally published in Germany by C. Bertelsmann, Verlag GmbH, Munich, 1994. In 1991, the body of a man trapped in a glacier in the Otzaler Alps on the Austrian-Italian border was discovered; preliminary tests showed that it was the body of a... (read more)

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