Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

by Chris Gosden


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198803515
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Series: Very Short Introductions Series
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 575,305
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Chris Gosden is Professor of European Archaeology at Oxford. He has written and edited a number of books on the history of the Pitt Rivers, on Celtic art, and reporting on major excavations. He is currently directing the English Landscape and Identities project looking at the history of the English Landscape from 1500 BC to AD 1088 (funded by the ERC), and the European Celtic Art in Context project, exploring Celtic art and its eastern connections (funded by the Leverhulme Trust). He is also finishing a project on the English Collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum (funded by the ESRC).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
When Does Prehistory Start and End?
Chapter 2
What Use is Prehistory?
Chapter 3
In the Beginning: African Origins
Chapter 4
The End of the Beginning: The Establishment of Human Groups in Europe and Asia
Chapter 5
Continental Fusion: The Creation of Connected Communities Across Europe and Asia
Chapter 6
New worlds: The Americas, Australia and the Pacific
Chapter 7
Final Thoughts
Further reading
1. When does prehistory start and end?
2. What use is prehistory?
3. In the beginning - African origins
4. The end of the beginning - the establishment of human groups in Europe and Asia
5. Continental fusion - the creation of connected communities across Europe and Asia
6. New worlds - the Americas, Australia and the Pacific
7. Final thoughts
Further reading

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