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Background to Archaeology : Britain in its European Setting - Desmond Collins

Background to Archaeology

Britain in its European Setting

Paperback Published: 17th September 1973
ISBN: 9780521098083
Number Of Pages: 124

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A concise, clearly written introduction to the early past of Britain and Europe from the beginnings up to the twelfth century AD, which presents archaeological research in a readily understandable form. Written, and originally published in 1973, for readers with no specialist knowledge or the subject, a major virtue of this book is the way in which it brings into focus all the separate strands of evidence to present a coherent narrative development. The account starts with a brief survey of human evolution and a consideration of the evidence of tool-making in the Old Stone Age. It goes on to describe the origins and spread of farming and the subsequent development of metallurgy and full urban civilization and the contribution made by the urban civilization of Rome to the development of Europe. It looks at the Migration Period through to the reestablishment of urban culture in nrothern Europe concluding with a brief description of conditions in the twelfth century.

Early man Desmond Collins
From the beginnings of farming to the spread of civilisation
The Roman period
Medieval Europe
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ISBN: 9780521098083
ISBN-10: 0521098084
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 124
Published: 17th September 1973
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.74
Weight (kg): 0.17

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