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Patterns in Prehistory

Patterns in Prehistory Book
Author : Robert J. Wenke
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Patterns in Prehistory

Patterns in Prehistory Book
Author : Robert J. Wenke,Robert J.. Wenke
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1980
ISBN : 9780195025569
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Patterns in Prehistory

Patterns in Prehistory Book
Author : Robert J. Wenke,Deborah Olszewski
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Who are we? How did the world become what it is today? What paths did humanity traverse along the way? Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive and engaging survey of humanity's past three million years. It brings together theories and archaeological examples to pose questions about who we are and the means by which humanity evolved into what it is today. Ideal for introductory courses in world prehistory and origins of complex societies, Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, offers a unified and thematic approach to the four great transformations--or patterns--that characterize humanity's past: the origins and evolution of culture; the origins of modern humans and human behaviors; the origins of agriculture; and the origins of complex societies, civilizations, and pre-industrial states. Integrating theoretical approaches with archaeological data from the Middle East, Mesoamerica, North and South America, Egypt, China, the Indus Valley, and temperate Europe, Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, reveals how archaeologists decipher the past. It demonstrates how theory and method are combined to derive interpretations and also considers how interpretations evolve as a result of accumulating data, technological advances in recording and analyzing data sets, and newer theoretical perspectives. This new edition of Patterns in Prehistory provides: * Fresh insights with the addition of coauthor Deborah Olszewski, who has carefully reviewed and revamped the material with an eye toward making the text clearly understandable to today's students * Updated discussions throughout, including expanded information on post-processual archaeology, current methodologies, and technological advances * Approximately 250 illustrations and maps, more than half of which are new to this edition * Groundbreaking research on new discoveries of hominin fossils, genetic research, prehistoric migrations, the peopling of the Americas, and theories of the origins of agriculture and the origins of complex societies * Timelines for all relevant chapters as well as an overarching timeline for the entire book to help students place events in context * Extensively updated chapter bibliographies and chapter endnotes

A Study of Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in China

A Study of Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in China Book
Author : Anping Pei
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-04-07
ISBN : 9811530602
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is the first-ever monograph on clustering patterns in prehistoric settlements. It not only theoretically explains the difference between natural settlement communities and organizational forms for the first time, but also demonstrates the importance of understanding this difference in practical research. Based on extensive archaeological data from China and focusing on the evolution of prehistoric settlements and changing social relations, the book completely breaks with the globally popular research mode which is based on the assumption that settlement archaeology has nothing to do with prehistoric social organization. In terms of research methods, the book also abandons the globally popular method of measuring the grade and importance of settlements according to their size and the value of the unearthed objects. Instead, it focuses on understanding settlements’ attributes from the combined perspective of the group and individuals. On the one hand, the book proves that the clustering patterns in prehistoric settlement sites reflect the organizational forms of the time; on the other, it demonstrates that historical research focusing on the organizational forms of prehistoric societies is closer to the historical reality and of more scientific value. The intended readership includes graduates and researchers in the field of archaeology, or those who are interested in cultural relics and prehistoric settlements.

How Ancient Europeans Saw the World

How Ancient Europeans Saw the World Book
Author : Peter S. Wells
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2012-08-26
ISBN : 1400844770
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A revolutionary approach to how we view Europe's prehistoric culture The peoples who inhabited Europe during the two millennia before the Roman conquests had established urban centers, large-scale production of goods such as pottery and iron tools, a money economy, and elaborate rituals and ceremonies. Yet as Peter Wells argues here, the visual world of these late prehistoric communities was profoundly different from those of ancient Rome's literate civilization and today's industrialized societies. Drawing on startling new research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Wells reconstructs how the peoples of pre-Roman Europe saw the world and their place in it. He sheds new light on how they communicated their thoughts, feelings, and visual perceptions through the everyday tools they shaped, the pottery and metal ornaments they decorated, and the arrangements of objects they made in their ritual places—and how these forms and patterns in turn shaped their experience. How Ancient Europeans Saw the World offers a completely new approach to the study of Bronze Age and Iron Age Europe, and represents a major challenge to existing views about prehistoric cultures. The book demonstrates why we cannot interpret the structures that Europe's pre-Roman inhabitants built in the landscape, the ways they arranged their settlements and burial sites, or the complex patterning of their art on the basis of what these things look like to us. Rather, we must view these objects and visual patterns as they were meant to be seen by the ancient peoples who fashioned them.

Prehistoric Settlement Patterns and Cultures in Susiana Southwestern Iran

Prehistoric Settlement Patterns and Cultures in Susiana  Southwestern Iran Book
Author : Abbas Alizadeh,F. G. L. Gremliza
Publisher : University of Michigan Museum
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0915703297
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Texcoco Region Mexico

Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the Texcoco Region  Mexico Book
Author : Jeffrey R. Parsons
Publisher : University of Michigan Museum
Release : 1971
ISBN : 0932206654
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Making One s Way in the World

Making One s Way in the World Book
Author : Martin Bell
Publisher : Oxbow Books
Release : 2020-03-31
ISBN : 1789254035
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book draws on the evidence of landscape archaeology, palaeoenvironmental studies, ethnohistory and animal tracking to address the neglected topic of how we identify and interpret past patterns of movement in the landscape. It challenges the pessimism of previous generations which regarded prehistoric routes such as hollow ways as generally undatable. The premise is that archaeologists tend to focus on ‘sites’ while neglecting the patterns of habitual movement that made them part of living landscapes. Evidence of past movement is considered in a multi-scalar way from the individual footprint to the long distance path including the traces created in vegetation by animal and human movement. It is argued that routes may be perpetuated over long timescales creating landscape structures which influence the activities of subsequent generations. In other instances radical changes of axes of communication and landscape structures provide evidence of upheaval and social change. Palaeoenvironmental and ethnohistorical evidence from the American North West coast sets the scene with evidence for the effects of burning, animal movement, faeces deposition and transplantation which can create readable routes along which are favoured resources. Evidence from European hunter-gatherer sites hints at similar practices of niche construction on a range of spatial scales. On a local scale, footprints help to establish axes of movement, the locations of lost settlements and activity areas. Wood trackways likewise provide evidence of favoured patterns of movement and past settlement location. Among early farming communities alignments of burial mounds, enclosure entrances and other monuments indicate axes of communication. From the middle Bronze Age in Europe there is more clearly defined evidence of trackways flanked by ditches and fields. Landscape scale survey and excavation enables the dating of trackways using spatial relationships with dated features and many examples indicate long-term continuity of routeways. Where fields flank routeways a range of methods, including scientific approaches, provide dates. Prehistorians have often assumed that Ridgeways provided the main axes of early movement but there is little evidence for their early origins and rather better evidence for early routes crossing topography and providing connections between different environmental zones. The book concludes with a case study of the Weald of South East England which demonstrates that some axes of cross topographic movement used as droveways, and generally considered as early medieval, can be shown to be of prehistoric origin. One reason that dryland routes have proved difficult to recognise is that insufficient attention has been paid to the parts played by riverine and maritime longer distance communication. It is argued that understanding the origins of the paths we use today contributes to appreciation of the distinctive qualities of landscapes. Appreciation will help to bring about effective strategies for conservation of mutual benefit to people and wildlife by maintaining and enhancing corridors of connectivity between different landscape zones including fragmented nature reserves and valued places. In these ways an understanding of past routeways can contribute to sustainable landscapes, communities and quality of life

Dinosaur Patterns

Dinosaur Patterns Book
Author : Jen Sterling
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2019-05-23
ISBN : 9781099840852
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This cool Wide Ruled Composition Book Will Make A Perfect Gift For Back To School 100 Pages High Quality Paper 7.44" x 9.69" Journal Soft Matte Cover Great size to carry in your back, for school Useful as a journal, notebook or composition book Cute Gift for your niece or nephew

European Prehistory

European Prehistory Book
Author : Sarunas Milisauskas
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1461507510
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sarunas Milisauskas· 1.1 INTRODUCTION The purpose of this book is four-fold: to introduce English-speaking students and scholars to some of the outstanding archaeological research that has been done in Europe in recent years; to integrate this research into an anthropological frame of reference; to address episodes of culture change such as the transition to farming; the origin of complex societies, and the origin of urbanism, and to provide an overview of European prehistory from the earliest appearance of humans to the rise of the Roman empire. In 1978, the Academic Press published my book European Prehistory which, typically for that period, emphasized cultural evolution, culture process, technology, environment, and economy. To produce a new version and an up- to-date prehistory of Europe, I have invited contributions from specialists in the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages. Thus while this version of European Prehistory is a new book, however, it still incorporates some data from the 1978 version, particularly in The Present Environment and Neolithic chapters. Like its predecessor, this edition is structured around selected general topics, such as technology, trade, settlement, warfare, and ritual.

Archaeological Footwear

Archaeological Footwear Book
Author : Marquita Volken
Publisher : Stichting Promotie Archaeologie
Release : 2014-03-01
ISBN : 9789089321176
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The knowledge of how to make a shoe pattern was certainly the ancient shoemaker's most closely guarded secret, passed from master to apprentice but never written down. Now, after 20 years of research, the principles for making ancient shoe patterns have been rediscovered.This comprehensive guide to European archaeological footwear is richly illustrated with drawings and photographs of archaeological leather shoe finds and shoe reconstructions. A catalogue presents each named shoe style along with the cutting patterns used, a concise description and a full list of the published examples. The volume also includes a short history of calceological studies, case studies, the fundamental research methods and an overview of shoe sole/upper constructions for archaeological leather shoes. Marquita Volken uses the practical knowledge and research techniques developed by Olaf Goubitz in com-bination with the methods established by Carol van Driel-Murray and Willy Groenmann-van Waateringe to identify the 17 basic types of cutting patterns used for archaeological leather footwear. Over 400 named shoe styles are identified and presented within a chronological framework covering Prehistory, the Roman period, the Middle Ages and the early modern times.

Prehistoric Pottery for the Archaeologist

Prehistoric Pottery for the Archaeologist Book
Author : Alex M. Gibson
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 1997-01-01
ISBN : 9780718519544
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first general handbook and reference guide for the study of British prehistoric pottery has now been revised and updated for a second edition. The work contains a thorough survey of the chronological development of pottery throughout prehistory and into the Roman period, as well as chapters on the development of pottery studies (from both typological and scientific viewpoints) and on the materials and methods used for the manufacture of pottery. The main part of the book is an extensively illustrated glossary in which pottery styles and types, materials and technology are explained in detail. Much of the data contained has been yielded by the authors' personal research projects, including microscopy and experimental studies and fieldwork with contemporary traditional potters.

Why the West Rules For Now

Why the West Rules   For Now Book
Author : Ian Morris
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Release : 2011-01-14
ISBN : 1551995816
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why does the West rule? In this magnum opus, eminent Stanford polymath Ian Morris answers this provocative question, drawing on 50,000 years of history, archeology, and the methods of social science, to make sense of when, how, and why the paths of development differed in the East and West — and what this portends for the 21st century. There are two broad schools of thought on why the West rules. Proponents of "Long-Term Lock-In" theories such as Jared Diamond suggest that from time immemorial, some critical factor — geography, climate, or culture perhaps — made East and West unalterably different, and determined that the industrial revolution would happen in the West and push it further ahead of the East. But the East led the West between 500 and 1600, so this development can't have been inevitable; and so proponents of "Short-Term Accident" theories argue that Western rule was a temporary aberration that is now coming to an end, with Japan, China, and India resuming their rightful places on the world stage. However, as the West led for 9,000 of the previous 10,000 years, it wasn't just a temporary aberration. So, if we want to know why the West rules, we need a whole new theory. Ian Morris, boldly entering the turf of Jared Diamond and Niall Ferguson, provides the broader approach that is necessary, combining the textual historian's focus on context, the anthropological archaeologist's awareness of the deep past, and the social scientist's comparative methods to make sense of the past, present, and future — in a way no one has ever done before.

Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the New World

Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in the New World Book
Author : Gordon Randolph Willey
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Dawn of Belief

The Dawn of Belief Book
Author : D. Bruce Dickson
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 1992-07
ISBN : 9780816513369
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hunter-gatherers of the Upper Paleolithic period of the late Pleistocene epoch in western Europe left a legacy of cave paintings and material remains that have long fascinated modern man. This book draws on theories derived from cultural anthropology and cognitive archaeology to propose a reconstruction of the religious life of those people based on the patterning and provenience of their artifacts. Based on the premises that all members of Homo sapiens sapiens share basically similar psychological processes and capabilities and that human culture is patterned, the author uses ethnographic analogy, inference from material patterns, and formal analysis to find in prehistoric imagery clues to the cosmology that lay behind them. The resulting book is an intriguing speculation on the nature of paleolithic religion, offering scholars a valuable synthesis of anthropological, archaeological, and sociological research, and general readers an accessible account of how our forebears may have regarded the unknown. "A well-written and intellectually rigorous introduction. If you are curious about prehistory, you will enjoy it." —Wilson Library Bulletin "Most interesting to those scholars interested in seeking materialist foundations or ecological explanations for religious practices." —American Antiquity "A well-written and concise account of what has recently been achieved by the investigations of spiritual life of the Earth's most ancient human communities." —Archiv Orientalni (Czechoslovakia)

Archaeology and Humanity s Story

Archaeology and Humanity s Story Book
Author : Deborah I. Olszewski
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9780190930127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This student-friendly textbook introduces the archaeological past from approximately seven million years ago through later politically complex societies. Now fully updated in its second edition, Archaeology and Humanity's Story: A Brief Introduction to World Prehistory does not attempt to discuss every archaeologically important site and development in prehistory and early history. Rather, it presents key issues from earlier prehistory and then organizes the chapters on politically complex societies using a similar framework. This allows students to easily compare and contrast different geographical regions. Each of these chapters also highlights a specific case study in which similar themes are examined, such as the written word; resource networks, trade, and exchange; social life; ritual and religion; and warfare and violence. Each chapter includes several sidebar boxes, a timeline showing the chronology relevant to that chapter, and The Big Picture, Peopling the Past, and Further Reflections features.

Make Your Own Model Dinosaurs

Make Your Own Model Dinosaurs Book
Author : Danny A. Downs,Tom Knight
Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9781565232440
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now you can build fascinating dinosaur models-just like those sold in museums-from a piece of plywood. This book shows how even beginners can use the scroll saw to form puzzle pieces for seven different three-dimensional dinosaurs. The interlocking pieces of each full-size dinosaur pattern fit together to create a tabletop model which can be scaled up or down.

Prehistoric Patterns of Human Behavior

Prehistoric Patterns of Human Behavior Book
Author : Bruce D. Smith,Wilma Wetterstrom
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dinosaurs to Crochet

Dinosaurs to Crochet Book
Author : Megan Kreiner
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-08
ISBN : 9781950934553
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"First edition published by Spring House Press 2019. Cedar Lane Press edition 2021."--Title page verso.

Patterns in Prehistory

Patterns in Prehistory Book
Author : Robert J. Wenke
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This comprehensive review of world prehistory is organized around the five topics central to archaeology: the origins of culture, the development of physically "modern" people, the Pleistocene cultures, the establishment of agricultural economies, and the rise of complex states and empires. It presents a coherent philosophy of the field, reflecting the "new archaeology" of the 1960s and 70s while reviewing the methodological revisions of the 1980s, and relates the archaeological data from hundreds of sites to the great questions of prehistorical change. Thoroughly revised and brought up to date in light of recent scholarship, the second edition is more compact and even easier to use. It features expanded coverage of Egypt and Mexico, 25 new illustrations, and a wealth of anecdotal material. Clear and lively, Patterns in Prehistory is that rare book that will fascinate general readers and students alike." -- Publisher.