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Handbook to life in prehistoric Europe / Jane McIntosh.

McIntosh, Jane. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Facts on File library of world history.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library REF 930 MCI (Text) 39206020528442 Reference Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Downtown Newburgh REF 930 MCI (Text) 39206020064141 Reference Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780816057795
  • ISBN: 0816057796
  • Physical Description: xii, 404 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Facts on File, [2006]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-374) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Geography of ancient Europe -- Development of Europe -- Economy -- Settlement -- Trade and transport -- Industry and crafts -- Religion -- Death and burial -- Warfare -- Language, literature and the arts -- Society and life -- Chronological chart -- List of museums with important European material and open-air museums -- Bibliography -- Electronic resources -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
Handbook to Life in Prehistoric Europe focuses primarily on the period from 7000 BCE , when agricultural communities first began appearing in Southeastern Europe, to the first century CE , when Western Europe was progressively incorporated into the Roman imperium. Completely comprehensive, this engaging volume begins with an overview of the entire prehistory and early history of Europe from the earliest times to the creation of the Roman Empire and discusses Europe's interactions at various times with parts of Asia and North Africa. Due to a lack of historical evidence, information on many aspects of life at this time, belief systems, history, and literature is slight or non-existent. For this reason, Handbook to Life in Prehistoric Europe focuses on purely archaeological data and subjects such as settlement patterns, agriculture, technology, funerary practices, and monuments. Since areas of Europe developed at different times in a variety of ways, this accessible volume has a shifting geographical focus, including regions as they adopted farming as their principal economic base. Special attention is also given to the part Europe played in the major developments that have shaped human society. Coverage includes the development and spread of agriculture in Europe, the associated evolution of social class divisions and occupational specialization, the growth of settlement complexity, the emergence of complex belief systems, the development of pastoralism and the interplay between pastoral and agrarian societies, the spread of the Indo-European languages, the growth of militarism, the impact of new technologies, and other major issues.
Subject: History, Ancient.
Civilization, Ancient.
Antiquities, Prehistoric.
Archaeology > History.
Europe > History > To 476.

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