Exploring Prehistoric Europe. First American Edition in dustjacket

By: SCARRE, Chris Places in Time Series

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SCARRE, Chris. Exploring Prehistoric Europe. New York / Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998. First American Printing. Pp (6),]vii]-xii,[1]-228. Illustrated. Maps. Large 8vo, maroon cloth, yellow lettering to spine. In the Place in Time Series. "Part travel guide, part survey of Europe's prehistory, Exploring Prehistoric Europe delves into fifteen of the most famous, most important, and most exciting archaeological sites in Europe. The first volume in the Places in Time series, this beautiful book takes us to locales both famous and obscure, from Ireland to Poland to Malta, ranging chronologically from Terra Amata, a site in southern France occupied some 380,000 years ago, to Borremose, a Danish settlement that dates to Roman times. The author, archaeologist Chris Scarre, examines the haunting cave paintings of Lascaux, France; the stone circle and ritual complexes of Avebury, England;and the ever mysterious Stonehenge--as well as lesser known but no less in triguing sites around Europe. For each location, he conducts a careful tourof the existing remains, describes the history of its excavation, and then interprets how the site might have been built, used, or occupied. Readers will explore a variety of cultures and monuments, from megalithic stone circles to Neolithic villages to Bronze Age tombs, and see intimate portraits of the daily life of Europe's prehistoric ancestors. Perhaps equally important, Scarre has selected the sites with accessibility in mind--all can be easily reached by the modern tourist--and he also highlights local museums and visitor centers where further artifacts and information can be found. Beautifully illustrated with maps and full-color photographs, Exploring Prehistoric Europe makes the perfect companion for the historically minded traveler--or the reader who wants to curl up at home and wander at leisure through the distant past." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. Introduction. 1. Terra Amata (c. 380,000 years ago) Early settlers in southern France. 2. Lascaux (c. 15,000 B.C.) A painted cave in the French Dordogne. 3. The Coa Valley (c. 18,000 B.C.) Paleolithic carvings in northeastern Portugal. 4. Carnac (c. 4500-2500 B.C.) Long mounds and standing stones in southern Brittany. 5. Tarxien (c. 3500-2500 B.C.) Megalithic temples on the Maltese Islands.6. Avebury (c. 3600-2200 B.C.) Neolithic rituals in southern Britain. 7. S kara Brae (c. 3100-2500 B.C.) A Neolithic village in the Orkney Islands. 8.Newgrange (c. 3200 B.C.) Art and burial in Neolithic Ireland. 9. Stoneheng e (c. 2950-1600 B.C.) The great stone circle of Salisbury Plain. 10. Valcamonica (c. 8000-16 B.C.) Prehistoric rock art in northern Italy. 11. Biskupin (c. 730 B.C.) A timber township in northern Poland. 12. Hochdorf (c. 550 B.C.) A chieftain's grave in southern Germany. 13. Maiden Castle (c. 4000 B.C.-A.D. 50) Neplithic enclosure to Iron Age hillfort in southern England. 14. Entremont (c. 190-120 B.C.) Native township in southern France. 15. Borremose (c. 300-100 B.C.) A Danish peat bog and its prehistoric settlement. With Index. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

Title: Exploring Prehistoric Europe. First American Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: SCARRE, Chris Places in Time Series

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York / Oxford, 1998, ISBN:0195103238:

Seller ID: 114759

Keywords: ARCHAEOLOGY PREHISTORY PREHISTORIC EUROPE ANTIQUITIES MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS,