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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 19 new and published books in the subject of Prehistoric Archaeology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Mycenaean Greece (Routledge Revivals)

    By John T Hooker

    Series: Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia

    Mycenaean Greece, first published in 1976, investigates from an historical point of view some of the crucial periods in the Greek Bronze Age. The principal subject is the so-called ‘Mycenaean’ culture which arose during the sixteenth century BC, as assimilation of the previous ‘Helladic’ culture of...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Aristocratic Society in Ancient Crete (Routledge Revivals)

    By R. F. Willetts

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Aristocratic Society in Ancient Crete, first published in 1955, investigates the emergence and progress of Dorian society on Crete from the 8th century BC onwards. The major contribution of Cretan culture in this period was in the field of law – law and order are traditionally linked, and Dorian...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Life and Work in Prehistoric Times (Pb Direct)

    By G. Renard

    Series: The History of Civilization

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory

    Edited by Stella Souvatzi, Athena Hadji

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory addresses these two concepts as interrelated, rather than as separate categories, and as a means for understanding past social relations at different scales. The need for this volume was realised through four main observations: the ever growing interest in...

    Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge

  5. From Prehistoric Villages to Cities

    Settlement Aggregation and Community Transformation

    Edited by Jennifer Birch

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    Archaeologists have focused a great deal of attention on explaining the evolution of village societies and the transition to a ‘Neolithic’ way of life. Considerable interest has also concentrated on urbanism and the rise of the earliest cities. Between these two landmarks in human cultural...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Prehistory of Iberia

    Debating Early Social Stratification and the State

    Edited by María Cruz Berrocal, Leonardo García Sanjuán, Antonio Gilman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    The origin and early development of social stratification is essentially an archaeological problem. The impressive advance of archaeological research has revealed that, first and foremost, the pre-eminence of stratified or class society in today’s world is the result of a long social struggle. This...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Making of Stonehenge

    By Rodney Castleden

    Every generation has created its own interpretation of Stonehenge, but rarely do these relate to the physical realities of the monument. Rodney Castleden begins with those elements which made possible the building of this vast stone circle: the site, the materials and the society that undertook the...

    Published September 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. An Archaeology of Materials

    Substantial Transformations in Early Prehistoric Europe

    By Chantal Conneller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    An Archaeology of Materials sets out a new approach to the study of raw materials. Traditional understandings of materials in archaeology (and in western thought more widely) have failed to acknowledge both the complexity and, moreover, the benefits of an analysis of materials. Here Conneller...

    Published December 8th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Palaeolithic Origins of Human Burial

    By Paul Pettitt

    Humans are unique in that they expend considerable effort and ingenuity in disposing of the dead. Some of the recognisable ways we do this are visible in the Palaeolithic archaeology of the Ice Age. The Palaeolithic Origins of Human Burial takes a novel approach to the long-term development of...

    Published October 12th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean

    Mobility, Materiality and Identity

    Edited by Peter van Dommelen, A. Bernard Knapp

    Material Connections eschews outdated theory, tainted by colonialist attitudes, and develops a new cultural and historical understanding of how factors such as mobility, materiality, conflict and co-presence impacted on the formation of identity in the ancient Mediterranean. Fighting against ‘...

    Published September 22nd 2010 by Routledge