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Late Stone Age Hunters of the British Isles [NOOK Book]

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For 7,000 years after the last ice age, the people of the British Isles subsisted by hunting wild game and gathering fruits of the forest and foreshore. Belonging to the late Upper Palaelithic and Mesolithic periods, these hunter-gatherers have hitherto been viewed mainly in terms of stone tool typologies. late Stone Age Hunters of the British Isles departs from this conventional approach, reassessing the archaeological evidence and placing it within a wider ecological and ...
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Late Stone Age Hunters of the British Isles

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Overview

For 7,000 years after the last ice age, the people of the British Isles subsisted by hunting wild game and gathering fruits of the forest and foreshore. Belonging to the late Upper Palaelithic and Mesolithic periods, these hunter-gatherers have hitherto been viewed mainly in terms of stone tool typologies. late Stone Age Hunters of the British Isles departs from this conventional approach, reassessing the archaeological evidence and placing it within a wider ecological and geographical context.
This well illustrated study, which includes case studies, maps and photographs, provides a balanced approach to the study of a period that demands multi-disciplinary treatment. It outlines a range of considerations that have a bearing on the study of early societies in the British Isles, and also forms a useful guide to communiites themselves as represented by known archaeological sites.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134908844
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/9/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 8 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 Hunters and gatherers in action 11
3 Hunters and gatherers in the archaeological record 27
4 An interpretative framework 40
5 The Lateglacial and early Postglacial environment 47
6 Case studies I: Hunters of the Lateglacial tundra 76
7 Case studies II: Hunters of the boreal forests and deciduous woodlands 110
8 Case studies III: Coastal adaptations 139
9 The Lateglacial and early Postglacial settlement of the British Isles 159
Epilogue 181
Appendix: Radiocarbon dates 183
References 190
Index 200
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