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The Palaeolithic Societies of Europe : Cambridge World Archaeology (Paperback) - Clive Gamble

The Palaeolithic Societies of Europe

Cambridge World Archaeology (Paperback)

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Published: 27th December 1999
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Palaeolithic societies have been a neglected topic in the discussion of human origins. But in the past forty years archaeologists have recovered a wealth of information from Palaeolithic sites throughout the European continent that reveal many illuminating facets of social life over this 500,000-year period. Clive Gamble, introducing a new approach to this material, interrogates the data for information on the scale of social interaction, and the forms of social existence. The result is a reconstruction of ancient human societies, and a fresh perspective on the unique experience of human beings.

'This book is essentially a 'state of the art', a synthesis of work which has been done during the past four decades on European Palaeolithic history. As such, the very extensive bibliography is particularly valuable.' Kleio

List of figuresp. viii
List of tablesp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
Prefacep. xix
Pulling aside the Palaeolithic curtainp. 1
The individual, society and networksp. 32
A Palaeolithic framework: locales, rhythms and regionsp. 65
The first European societies 500,000-300,000 years agop. 98
Neanderthal societies 300,000 to 60,000 years agop. 174
The rhythms of social life 60,000-21,000 years ago: the transition from the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic in Europep. 268
The extension of social life 60,000-21,000 years ago: regions and locales, networks and landscapesp. 351
The Palaeolithic societies of Europep. 417
Notesp. 427
Bibliographyp. 440
Site indexp. 494
General indexp. 498
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ISBN: 9780521658720
ISBN-10: 0521658721
Series: Cambridge World Archaeology (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 27th December 1999
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.59 x 16.66  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised