Originally published in 1957, this book presents a comprehensive study of Bronze Age cultures in France, in their later phases from the thirteenth to the seventh century BC, placing emphasis on the role of 'Tumulus and Urnfield culture'. Avoiding an overly broad approach, the text focuses in the main on eastern and north-eastern France 'as it was there that the new cultures first rooted, and thence new ideas were diffused'. Numerous illustrative figures are included and notes are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the Bronze Age, archaeology and the prehistory of the French region.
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- Date Published: February 2015
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107475427
- length: 444 pages
- dimensions: 245 x 170 x 25 mm
- weight: 0.8kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of plates
List of text-figures
Introduction. The background: early and middle Bronze Age
1. France in the middle Bronze Age: periods III and IV
2. The end of the middle Bronze Age: the transition, period V
3. The first urnfields: late Bronze I
4. Late Bronze II
5. Late Bronze III
6. Urnfield influence in the West
6. The late Bronze Age in the south of France
8. The late Bronze Age chronology of the south
9. Summary and retrospect
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