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Encyclopedia of Prehistory : Encyclopedia of Prehistory Europe v. 4 - Peter N. Peregrine

Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Encyclopedia of Prehistory Europe v. 4

By: Peter N. Peregrine (Editor), Melvin Ember (Editor)

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The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents also defined by a somewhat different set of an attempt to provide basic information sociocultural characteristics than are eth­ on all archaeologically known cultures, nological cultures. Major traditions are covering the entire globe and the entire defined based on common subsistence prehistory of humankind. It is designed as practices, sociopolitical organization, and a tool to assist in doing comparative material industries, but language, ideology, research on the peoples of the past. Most and kinship ties play little or no part in of the entries are written by the world's their definition because they are virtually foremost experts on the particular areas unrecoverable from archaeological con­ and time periods. texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and The Encyclopedia is organized accord­ kinship ties are central to defining ethno­ ing to major traditions. A major tradition logical cultures. is defined as a group of populations sharing There are three types of entries in the similar subsistence practices, technology, Encyclopedia: the major tradition entry, and forms of sociopolitical organization, the regional subtradition entry, and the which are spatially contiguous over a rela­ site entry. Each contains different types of tively large area and which endure tempo­ information, and each is intended to be rally for a relatively long period. Minimal used in a different way.

Adronovo
Aurignacian
Bell Beaker
Caucasian Bronze Age
Caucasian Copper Age
Caucasian Neolithic
Corded Ware
Eatern European Iron Age
Eastern European Mesolithic
European Early Bronze Age
European Megalithic
Impressed Ware
Kelteminar
Linear Pottery
Magdelenian
Northern European Littoral
Northern Mediterranean Mesolithic
Northern Mediterranean Bronze Age
Northern Mediterranean Neolithic
Northeastern European Bronze Age
Perigordian
Romano-British
Roman Iron Age
Scandinavian Bronze Age
Scandinavian Iron Age
Scandinavian Neolithic
Scythian
Solutrean
Southeastern European Early Chalcolithic
Southeastern European Late Chalcolithic
West-Central European Early Iron Age
West-Central European Late Iron Age
Western European Mesolithic
Western European Earlier Bronze Age
Western European Late Bronze Age
Yamnaya
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ISBN: 9780306462580
ISBN-10: 0306462583
Series: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PREHISTORY : Book 4
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 475
Published: 31st October 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.48