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A Study of Early Cultures in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin


  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107696846

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  • Originally published in 1921, this book was written to provide students with a general introduction to prehistoric societies. It discusses the various early civilizations of Europe and North Africa, taking into account both historical and geological perspectives in a broad narrative of human cultural development. Numerous illustrative figures are also provided, together with an index, a glossary of terms, and a detailed bibliography. Highly detailed, this book will be of value to anyone with an interest in prehistory and archaeology.

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    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107696846
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Glossary of terms
    Archaeological divisions
    1. Introduction
    2. Geological conditions
    3. Man in relation to geology
    4. Flint, flint fracture and Palaeolithic tools
    5. Eoliths
    6. Lower Palaeolithic civilisations
    7. Mousterian civilisation or Middle Palaeolithic times
    8. The Upper Palaeolithic age
    9. The Aurignacian age
    10. The Solutrean age
    11. The Magdalenian age
    12. Azilian, Tardenoisean, and the transition to the Neolithic
    13. The Neolithic and Bronze Ages
    14. Prehistoric man
    15. Cave art
    16. Decorated objects from the deposits themselves
    17. Characters indicated in the various species of animals figured by Palaeolithic man
    18. Distribution of art in France
    19. Distribution of art in north Spain
    20. Eastern Spanish art
    21. Neolithic and Bronze age art
    22. Equivalents amongst modern primitive peoples, and the raison d'être of prehistoric art

  • Author

    M. C. Burkitt

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