By T. Douglas Price
In this e-book, amazing archaeologist T. Douglas cost offers a historical past of Scandinavia from the coming of the 1st people to the tip of the Viking interval, ca. advert 1050. the 1st booklet of its style in English in lots of years, historic Scandinavia beneficial properties overviews of every prehistoric epoch by means of illustrative examples from the region's wealthy archaeology. An engrossing and complete photo of switch around the millennia emerges, displaying how human society developed from small bands of hunter-gatherers to giant farming groups to the complicated warrior cultures of the Bronze and Iron a long time, cultures which culminated within the surprising upward thrust of the Vikings on the finish of the prehistoric interval. the cloth facts of those earlier societies--arrowheads from reindeer hunts, megalithic tombs, rock artwork, superbly wrought weaponry, Viking warships--give shiny testimony to the traditional peoples of Scandinavia and to their wide contacts with the distant cultures of the Arctic Circle, Western Europe, and the Mediterranean
By Ashley Montagu
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By John Carman,Malcolm Cooper,Anthony Firth,David Wheatley
The participants concentrate on the foundations and perform of administration within the Nineteen Nineties, protecting such an important aeas because the administration of agreement and box archaeology, background administration, advertising, legislations and data know-how. The ensuing quantity is necessary and informative examining for archaeologists and historical past managers, in addition to planners, coverage makers and environmental consultants.
By Laurie A. Wilkie
By Damien B. Marken,James L. Fitzsimmons
Classic Maya Polities of the Southern Lowlands investigates Maya political and social constitution within the southern lowlands, assessing, evaluating, and studying the large edition in vintage interval Maya polity and town composition, improvement, and integration. regularly, discussions of vintage Maya political association were ruled by way of the talk over no matter if Maya polities have been centralized or decentralized. With new, principally unpublished information from a number of contemporary archaeological initiatives, this ebook examines the premises, strengths, and weaknesses of those views sooner than relocating past this long-standing debate and into various territory.
The quantity examines the articulations of a number of the social and spatial elements of Maya polity—the relationships, suggestions, and practices that certain families, groups, associations, and dynasties into enduring (or short-lived) political entities. by means of emphasizing the interior negotiation of polity, the contributions supply an enormous beginning for a extra holistic realizing of ways political association functioned within the vintage period.
Contributors include Francisco Estrada Belli, James L. Fitzsimmons, Sarah E. Jackson, Caleb Kestle, Brigitte Kovacevich, Allan Maca, Damien B. Marken, James Meierhoff, Timothy Murtha, Cynthia Robin, Alexandre Tokovinine, and Andrew Wyatt.
By Jessica Schnugg