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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 26 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. 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 August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory

    Investigating the Missing Majority

    By Linda M. Hurcombe

    Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory provides new approaches and integrates a broad range of data to address a neglected topic, organic material in the prehistoric record. Providing news ideas and connections and suggesting revisionist ways of thinking about broad themes in the past, this book...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Structured Worlds

    The Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherer Thought and Action

    By Aubrey Cannon

    Hunter-gatherer societies are constrained by their environment and the technologies available to them. However, until now the role of culture in foraging communities has not been widely considered. 'Structured Worlds' examines the role of cosmology, values, and perceptions in the archaeological...

    Published October 31st 2011 by Routledge