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The British Lower Palaeolithic

Author : John McNabb
ISBN : 9781134090549
Genre : Social Science
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Taking as its central theme the issue of whether early Hominins organized themselves into societies as we understand them, John McNabb looks at how modern researchers recognize such archaeological cultures. He examines the existence of a stone tool culture called the Clactonian to introduce the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. In analyzing the various kinds of data archaeologists would use to investigate the existence of a Palaeolithic culture, this book represents the latest research in archaeology, population dispersals, geology, climatology, human palaeontoloty, evolutionary psychology, environmental and biological disciplines and dating techniques, along with many other research methods.
Category: Social Science

The Lower Palaeolithic Occupation Of Britain

Author : John Wymer
ISBN : 1874350299
Genre : Social Science
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There has been no satisfactory account of the British Lower Palaeolithic for the last 20 years, despite huge changes in our understanding of our earliest ancestors. This is a comprehensive review of the sites yielding evidence of the Lower Paleolithic in Britain. Most of the finds come from alluvial deposits in river valleys, and maps and sections illustrating the sequence of these deposits form an important part of the book, providing the framework for a chronological separation of the finds. The sites are reviewed in the context of their landscapes: river valleys, seaside, lakeside, downs and hillsides, caves and rock shelters, and in three broad chronological phases. This huge, two-volume publication, accompanied by maps and a gazetteer, is the culmination of an English Heritage Research Programme.
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The British Palaeolithic

Author : Paul Pettitt
ISBN : 9780415674546
Genre : Social Science
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The British Palaeolithic provides the first academic synthesis of the entire British Palaeolithic, from the earliest occupation (currently understood to be around 980,000 years ago) to the end of the Ice Age. Landscape and ecology form the canvas for an explicitly interpretative approach aimed at understanding the how different hominin societies addressed the issues of life at the edge of the Pleistocene world. Commencing with a consideration of the earliest hominin settlement of Europe, the book goes on to examine the behavioural, cultural and adaptive repertoires of the first human occupants of Britain from an ecological perspective. These themes flow throughout the book as it explores subsequent occupational pulses across more than half a million years of Pleistocene prehistory, which saw Homo heidelbergensis, the Neanderthals and ultimately Homo sapiens walk these shores. The British Palaeolithic fills a major gap in teaching resources as well as in research by providing a current synthesis of the latest research on the period. This book represents the culmination of 40 years combined research in this area by two well known experts in the field, and is an important new text for students of British archaeology as well as for students and researchers of the continental Palaeolithic period.
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The Lower And Middle Palaeolithic Periods In Britain

Author : Derek A. Roe
ISBN : 9781317600244
Genre : Social Science
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This book deals with the earliest period of human settlement in Britain, proposing a series of archaeological stages for the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic periods. An introduction on the problems and methods of studying the Palaeolithic and Pleistocene periods leads into the technical argument, a sequence of development derived from evidence of stone artefacts and other signs of human activity at stratified sites in south-east England. Materials from all occupied parts of Britain are related to this basic sequence and, stressing that Britain lay on the edge of the Palaeolithic world, the author also brings in essential evidence from Europe and farther afield. The final chapter suggests the probable way of life of human groups in this period. This broad survey synthesises material from widely scattered sources including museums from all over Britain and has an extensive bibliography. Originally published in 1981.
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A Study Of Lower Palaeolithic Stone Artefacts From Selected Sites In The Upper And Middle Thames Valley With Particular Reference To The R J Macrae Collection

Author : Hyeong Woo Lee
ISBN : NWU:35556033055096
Genre : Social Science
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Taken from the author's thesis, this volume presents a comparative study of lithic assemblages from five sites in the Upper and Middle Thames Valley: Highlands Farm, Berinsfield, Iffley, Wolvercote and Stanton Harcourt. Focusing especially on material from the private collection of Mr R.J.
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Excavations At The Lower Palaeolithic Site At East Farm Barnham Suffolk 1989 94

Author : Nick Ashton
ISBN : 0861591259
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides an understanding of how international trade and capital flows have engineered the development process in East Asia, and examines the real and potential challenges that the region is expect to encounter in the twenty-first century. It integrates four topics (i.e. capital flows, East Asia, globalization and economic development) that are at the centre of the social, political and economic debate. The text highlights the region's growing strategic importance in the twenty-first century globalizing world, where transnational corporations are playing an increasingly decisive role in the global distribution of production and trade. It blends generalized regional analyses with country-specific case studies in the world's most dynamic region. Each of the 17 countries that comprise the region gets some space for discussion.
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Settlement Society And Cognition In Human Evolution

Author : Fiona Coward
ISBN : 9781107026889
Genre : Psychology
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This volume provides a narrative of early hominin evolution, linking material aspects of the early archaeological record with social, cognitive and symbolic landscapes.
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The Ancient Human Occupation Of Britain

Author : Nick Ashton
ISBN : 0444535985
Genre : Social Science
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The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project (AHOB) funded by the Leverhulme Trust began in 2001 and brought together researchers from a range of disciplines with the aim of investigating the record of human presence in Britain from the earliest occupation until the end of the last Ice Age, about 12,000 years ago. Study of changes in climate, landscape and biota over the last million years provides the environmental backdrop to understanding human presence and absence together with the development of new technologies. This book brings together the multidisciplinary work of the project. The chapters present the results of new fieldwork and research on old sites from museum collections using an array of new analytical techniques. Features an up-to-date treatment of the record of human presence in the British Isles during the Palaeolithic period (700,000 - 10,000 years before present) Takes multidisciplinary approach that includes archaeology, geochemistry, geochronology, stratigraphy and sedimentology Coincides with the culmination of the AHOB project in 2010, providing a benchmark statement on the record of human occupation in Britain that can be utilized and tested by future research
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Lower Palaeolithic Small Tools In Europe And The Levant

Author : Jan Michał Burdukiewicz
ISBN : UOM:39015059956907
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Fifteen papers taken from a workshop held in Liege in 2001 aimed at bringing together those researching microlith industries from across Europe. Whilst new ideas and new data are presented in most papers, the most significant outcome of this exchange of ideas was the opportunity to assess technological and stylistic similarities between assemblages among case studies from Poland, Germany, Hungary, Israel, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and China. Papers in English.
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Stone Age Archaeology

Author : John Wymer
ISBN : UOM:39015048844198
Genre : History
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Contents include: Bifaces, booze and the blues. Anecdotes from the life and times of a Palaeolithic archaeologist ( A. J. Lawson & A. Rogerson ); J. J. W. A tribute from the Upper Thames n( R. J. MacRae ); On the Move. Theory, time averaging and resource transport at Olduvai gorge ( J. McNabb ); Elandsfontein and Klasies river revisited ( H. J. Deacon ); The Pleistocene history and early human occupation of the river Thames valley ( D. R Bridgland ); As represented by the Thames valley ( D. A. Roe ); Quaternary stratigraphy and lower Palaeolithic archaeology of the Lark valley, Suffolk ( S. G. Lewis ); Hoxne, Suffolk: Time matters ( B. Gladfelter ); Unity and diversity in the early Stone Age ( J. A. J. Gowlett ); Observations on the artefacts from the Breccia at Kent's cavern ( J. Cook & R. Jacobi ); Clactonian and Acheulian industries in Britain ( F.F. Wenban-Smith ); Twisted ovate bifaces in the British lower Palaeolithic ( M. J. White ); Handaxes and Palaeolithic individuals ( C. Gamble ); Southern Rivers ( K. Scott ); Pleistocene deposits and archaeological horizons in the Ariendorf gravel quarry ( E. Turner ); Discoidal core technology on the Paleolithic at Oldbury, Kent ( J. Cook & R. Jacobi ); The archaeology of distance: perspectives from the Welsh Palaeolithic ( S. Aldhouse-Green ); Pushing out the boat for an Irish Palaeolithic ( P. C. Woodman ); Long blade technology and the question of British late Pleistocene/ early Holocene lithic assemblages ( R. N. E. Barton ); A preboreal lithic assemblage from the lower Rhineland site of Bedburg-Konigshoven, Germany ( M. Street 0; Early Mesolithic settlement in England and Wales ( M. J. Reynier ); Early Mesolithic mastic: radiocarbon dating and analysis of organic residues from Thatcham III, Star Carr and Lackford Heath ( A. J. Roberts, R. N. E. Barton & J. Evans ); The methods used to produce a complete harpoon ( J. Lord ); Two assemblages of a later Mesolithic microliths from Seamer Carr, North Yorkshire: fact and fancy ( A. David ); Mesolithic sites at Two Mile Bottom, near Thetford, Norfolk ( P. Robbins ); Studying the Mesolithic period in Scotland ( A. Saville ); The surface of the Breckland ( F. Healy ); John Wymer, a bibliography.
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Lower And Middle Palaeolithic Artefacts From Deposits Mapped As Clay With Flints

Author : Julie E. Scott-Jackson
ISBN : UOM:39015053376961
Genre : History
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`Clay-with-flints' refers to deposits lying on the hilltops and plateaux of the Chalk Downlands of southern England. This study is based on the archaeology, geology and sedimentology of these deposits and forms a comprehensive review of the Palaeolithic stone tools found embedded within them. Evidence relating to the author's excavations at the Lower Palaeolithic site of Wood Hill in East Kent (1993-1994) provides the foundation for her discussion of these clay-with-flint deposits and the earliest occupation of southern England. Since this work presents much new information, two explanatory sections outline the theoretical analysis of the deposits and the processes of their function as well as the methodology for studying and identifying in-situ Palaeolithic material.
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