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Antiquités Celtiques et Antédiluviennes
Mémoire Sur L'industrie Primitive et Les Arts à Leur Origine

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: October 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108017466

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  • Amateur geologist and archaeologist, Boucher de Perthes (1788–1868) was the first to establish the existence of man in Europe in the Pleistocene period. Although his three-volume work resulted from over ten years of excavations in the gravel pits of the Somme Valley, Boucher de Perthes' assertions were doubted by contemporaries. His conclusion was based on the simultaneous discovery of flint tools and human remains. These doubts appeared justified when a human jaw uncovered during one of his excavations turned out to be a hoax. De Perthes' findings later received support from the British Royal Society, sparking an explosion of scientific research on evolution. De Perthes was elected an officer of the Légion d'Honneur, and served as President of the Société d'Emulation d'Abbeville (Competitiveness Society) for seventeen years. Volume 1 reports the findings of excavations from 1837 to 1846. Published in Paris in 1847, it includes 80 illustrative plates.

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    • Date Published: October 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108017466
    • length: 732 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 41 mm
    • weight: 0.92kg
    • contains: 1600 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. De l'industrie primitive: aperçu général
    2. Des premiers habitans des Gaules
    3. Du sol antique et de son exploration
    4. Les monumens dits celtiques ou druidiques ne sont pas les plus anciens des Gaules
    5. Poteries celtiques et de la période antérieure
    6. Comment se fabriquaient les instrumens en pierre dits celtiques
    7. De la destination des instrumens de pierre. De leur emploi présumé comme signes et caractères
    8. Des instrumens qui ont succédé aux haches de pierre, et des autres signes qui se rapprochent des temps modernes
    9. Des gissemens antiques et des conséquences qu'on peut tirer de leur position
    10. Indication des fouilles faites à Abbeville en 1837 au lieu dit la Portelette, aujourd'hui porte de Rouen
    11. Fouilles de 1838 à 1845 des terrains entourant Abbeville. Exploration du sol de la ville et du lit de la Somme
    12. Terrains diluviens. Fouille dans la sablière de Menchecourt-lès-Abbeville
    13. Exploration d'autres bancs diluviens
    14. Descriptions et explication des planches. Instrumens celtiques en corne de cerf
    15. Instrumens en os d'hommes et d'animaux
    16. Instrumens en pierre. Haches celtiques
    17. Haches diluviennes
    18. Couteaux celtiques
    19. Couteaux diluviens
    20. Types primitifs des monumens druidiques, dits pierres levées, peulvans, menhirs, dolmens, etc.
    21. Des idoles, signes, caractères, hiéroglyphes primitifs
    22. Figures et symboles de l'époque celtique
    23. Figures et symboles de la période antédiluvienne
    Notes et correspondance.

  • Author

    Jacques Boucher de Perthes

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