The Palaeolithic Societies of Europe / Edition 2

The Palaeolithic Societies of Europe / Edition 2

by Clive Gamble
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521658721

ISBN-13: 9780521658720

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Palaeolithic societies have been a neglected topic in the discussion of human origins. But in the past forty years archaeologists have recovered a wealth of information from Palaeolithic sites throughout the European continent that reveal many illuminating facets of social life over this 500,000-year period. Clive Gamble, introducing a new approach to this material

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Overview

Palaeolithic societies have been a neglected topic in the discussion of human origins. But in the past forty years archaeologists have recovered a wealth of information from Palaeolithic sites throughout the European continent that reveal many illuminating facets of social life over this 500,000-year period. Clive Gamble, introducing a new approach to this material, interrogates the data for information on the scale of social interaction, and the forms of social existence. The result is a reconstruction of ancient human societies, and a fresh perspective on the unique experience of human beings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521658720
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge World Archaeology Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Pulling aside the Palaeolithic curtain; 2. The individual, society and networks; 3. A Palaeolithic framework: locales, rhythms and regions; 4. The first European societies 500,000–300,000 years ago; 5. Neanderthal societies 300,000 to 60,000 years ago; 6. The rhythms of social life 60,000–21,000 years ago: the transition from the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic in Europe; 7. The extension of social life 60,000–21,000 years ago: regions and locales, networks and landscapes; 8. The Palaeolithic societies of Europe; Notes; Bibliography; Site index; General index.

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