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Atlantic Europe In The First Millennium Bc

Author : Tom Moore
ISBN : 9780199567959
Genre : History
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This volume of 33 papers on the Atlantic region of Western Europe in the first millennium BC reflects a diverse range of theoretical approaches, techniques, and methodologies across current research, and is an opportunity to compare approaches to the first millennium BC from different national and theoretical perspectives.
Category: History

The Atlantic Iron Age

Author : Jon Henderson
ISBN : 9781134076130
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Social Science

Continental Connections

Author : Hugo Anderson-Whymark
ISBN : 9781782978091
Genre : History
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The prehistories of Britain and Ireland are inescapably entwined with continental European narratives. The central aim here is to explore Ôcross-channelÕ relationships throughout later prehistory, investigating the archaeological links (material, social, cultural) between the areas we now call Britain and Ireland, and continental Europe, from the Mesolithic through to the end of the Iron Age. Since the separation from the European mainland of Ireland (c. 16,000 BC) and Britain (c. 6000 BC), their island nature has been seen as central to many aspects of life within them, helping to define their senses of identity, and forming a crucial part of their neighbourly relationship with continental Europe and with each other. However, it is important to remember that the surrounding seaways have often served to connect as well as to separate these islands from the continent. In approaching the subject of Ôcontinental connectionsÕ in the long-term, and by bringing a variety of different archaeological perspectives (associated with different periods) to bear on it, this volume provides a new a new synthesis of the ebbs and flows of the cross-channel relationship over the course of 15,000 years of later prehistory, enabling fresh understandings and new insights to emerge about the intimately linked trajectories of change in both regions.
Category: History

The Bell Beaker Transition In Europe

Author : Maria Pilar Prieto Martínez
ISBN : 9781782979302
Genre : History
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Could the circulation of objects or ideas and the mobility of artisans explain the unprecedented uniformity of the material culture observed throughout the whole of Europe? The 17 papers presented here offer a range of new and different perspectives on the Beaker phenomenon across Europe. The focus is not on Bell Beaker pottery but on social groups (craft specialists, warriors, chiefs, extended or nuclear families), using technological studies and physical anthropology to understand mobility patterns during the 3rd millennium BC. Chronological evolution is used to reconstruct the rhythm of Bell Beaker diffusion and the environmental background that could explain this mobility and the socioeconomic changes observed during this period of transition toward Bronze Age societies. The chapters are mainly organized geographically, covering Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean shores and the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula, includes some areas that are traditionally studied and well known, such as France, the British Isles or Central Europe, but also others that have so far been considered peripheral, such as Norway, Denmark or Galicia. This journey not only offers a complex and diverse image of Bell Beaker societies but also of a supra-regional structure that articulated a new type of society on an unprecedented scale.
Category: History

Changing Perspectives On The First Millennium Bc

Author : Oliver Davis
ISBN : 184217326X
Genre : History
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These fifteen papers came out of the eighth annual meeting of the Iron Age Research Student Seminar (IARSS) and are loosely grouped into three topics: settlement studies, deposition and material culture, and experimental archaeology. Most of the studies are re-examinings of well known data sets, such as hillforts, small enclosures and bone assemblages, both human and animal. They are mainly focused on the British Iron Age - one of the most heterogeneous and regionally distinctive periods in British prehistory. Material culture is highly variable, as are settlement patterns, and even chronology is of an entirely local character, being reliant on typological sequences from each region's specific archaeological record. The book ends with the recounting of a trip to the Iron Age village at St. Fagan's, Cardiff - a practical foray into the Iron Age day-to-day.
Category: History

Movement Exchange And Identity In Europe In The 2nd And 1st Millennia Bc

Author : Anne Lehoërff
ISBN : 9781785707193
Genre : History
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This collection of papers by an international chort of contributors explores the nature of the maritime connections that appear to have existed in the Transmanche/English Channel Zone during later prehistory. Organised into three themes, ‘Movement and Identity in the Transmanche Zone’; ‘Travel and exchange’; ‘Identity and Landscape’, the papers seek to articulate notions of frontier, mobility and identity from the end of the 3rd to the beginning of the 1st millennium BC, a time when the archaeological evidence suggests that the sea facilitated connections between peoples on both sides of the Channel rather than acting as a barrier as it is so often perceived today. Recent decades have since a massive increase in large-scale excavation programmes on either side of the Channel in advance of major infra-structure and urban development, resulting in the acqusition of huge, complex new datasets enabling new insights into later prehistoric life in this crucially important region. Papers consider the role of several key archaeologists in transforming our appreciation of the connectivity of the sea in prehistory; consider the extent to which the Channel zone developed into a closely unified cultural zone during later Bronze Age in terms of communities that serviced the movement of artefacts across the Channel with both sides sharing widely in the same artefacts and social practices; examine funerary practices and settlement evidence and consider the relationship between communities in social, cultural and ideological terms; and consider mechanisms for the transmission of ideas and how they may be reflected in the archaeological record. Brings together leading scholars from the UK and northern Europe in a thought-provoking and revealing new examination of the relationship between communities in the ‘Transmanche Zone’ in the Bronze and Iron Ages. The premise is that the English Channel was a conduit for connectivity and exchange of ideas, artefacts and social practices and rather than a barrier or frontier that had to be overcome before such connections could be fostered.
Category: History

The Prehistory And Early History Of Atlantic Europe

Author : European Association of Archaeologists. Meeting
ISBN : 1841710628
Genre : Social Science
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Eleven papers from a session held at the European Association of Archaeologists Fourth Annual Meeting in Goteborg, 1998, aimed at promoting the study of the contacts, connections, events and influences that took place among Atlantic communities from the 5th millennium BC to the 1st millennium AD. Contents: Achnacreebeag and its French connections (A Sheridan); Early husbandry in Atlantic areas (A Tresset); Interaction between early farmers and indigenous people in Central Belgium (M Lodewijckx & C Bakels); Field systems and the Atlantic Bronze Age (R Johnston); Exchange and communication (C Mount); Later Bronze Age western Iberia (C Gibson); Scottish Atlantic Iron Age (E MacKie); Drystone settlement records of Atlantic Scotland and Ireland (J Henderson); 1st millennia settlement development in the Atlantic West (S Gilmour); Stone forts along the Atlantic coast of Ireland (C Cotter); Material culture and North Sea contacts in the 5th to 7th centuries AD
Category: Social Science

Eurasia At The Dawn Of History

Author : Manuel Fernández-Götz
ISBN : 9781107147409
Genre : History
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This book is an interdisciplinary study of the development of the first cities and early state formations of ancient Eurasia.
Category: History

Europe S First Farmers

Author : T. Douglas Price
ISBN : 0521665728
Genre : Social Science
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Essays by leading specialists on a central issue of European history: the transition to farming.
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Appropriating Innovations

Author : Joseph Maran
ISBN : 1785707248
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Appropriating innovations seeks to turn its head the familiar idea that the spread of innovations is a gradual and linear process bringing progress in the development of societies, especially during the late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age in the Near East and Europe. Instead, the papers presented here concentrate on exploring pre-conditions for, mec