Prehistoric Europe by Timothy Champion, Clive Gamble, Stephen Shennan & Alasdair Whittle hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Academic Press, 1982, Paperback.
6th printing. [First Published: 1984] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Chronological Tables; Graphs; Black & White Drawings; Maps;
From the cover: The study of European prehistory has been revolutionised in recent years by the rapid growth in the rate of archaeological discovery, advances in dating methods and the application of scientific techniques to archaeological material and new archaeological aims and frameworks of interpretation. Whereas previous work concentrated on the recovery and description of material remains, the main focus is now on the reconstruction of prehistoric societies and the explanation of their development.
For some time now there has been a need for an elementary and comprehensive synthesis of the new discoveries and the new interpretations of European prehistory. This book aims to supply this need. After an introductory chapter on the geographical setting and the development of prehistoric studies in Europe, the text is divided chronologically into nine chapters. Each one describes, with numerous maps, plans and drawings, the relevant archaeological data, and proceeds to a discussion of the societies they represent. Particular attention is paid to the major themes of recent prehistoric research, especially subsistence economy, trade, settlement, technology and social organisation.
Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Previous owners’ inscription to the reverse of the upper wrapper.
[IX] 359 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¾” x 7½”.
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