The Archaeology of Measurement: Comprehending Heaven, Earth and Time in Ancient Societies

The Archaeology of Measurement: Comprehending Heaven, Earth and Time in Ancient Societies

by Iain Morley, Colin Renfrew
     
 

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Explores the archaeological evidence for the development of measuring activities in numerous ancient societies and the implications of these discoveries.See more details below

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Explores the archaeological evidence for the development of measuring activities in numerous ancient societies and the implications of these discoveries.

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"In summary, scholars and students of archaeology alike will welcome the comprehensive and balanced approach to such an ambitious topic of measurement."
—Kiara Beaulieu, Journal Canadien D'Archeologie 36

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ISBN-13:
9780521135887
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2010
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Iain Morley is a Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and Research Fellow of Darwin College at Cambridge University. A scholar of Palaeolithic archaeology and the evolution of human cognition, he is also co-editor, with Colin Renfrew, of Becoming Human: Innovation in Prehistoric Material and Spiritual Culture and Image and Imagination: A Global Prehistory of Figurative Representation.

Colin Renfrew (Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn) is Emeritus Disney Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge University, where he is a Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. He is author of many influential books on archaeology and prehistory, including, with Paul Bahn, Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice, which is one of the standard textbooks on the subject.

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