Encyclopedia of Prehistory: Volume 4: Europe

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Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember
Springer US, Oct 31, 2001 - History - 475 pages
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The Encyclopedia of Prehistory, with regionally organized entries on each major archaeological tradition, is a comprehensive overview of human history from two million years ago to the historic period. Prepared under the auspices and with the support of the Human Relations Area Files, and an internationally distinguished advisory board, the encyclopedia is written by noted experts in the field and edited by Peter N. Peregrine and Melvin Ember. These volumes employ comparable units of description and analysis, making them easy to use and compare.
Volume 4 focuses on Europe.

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About the author (2001)

PETER N. PEREGRINE is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Dr. Peregrine received his Ph.D. in 1990 from Purdue University, where he did research on the late prehistoric Mississippian culture of the Midwestern United States. Dr. Peregrine has dedicated his career to teaching undergraduates and regularly teaches courses on archaeology, research methods, and human evolution. He has also conducted archaeological fieldwork in the United States and Syria trying to understand how and why complex societies evolve and collapse. He is the author of more than 30 articles and book chapters and has authored or edited six books, including "Mississippian Evolution: A World-System Perspective" (1992) and "Archaeology of the Mississippian Culture" (1996).

Ember is president of the Human Relations Area Files. He has served as president of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research and was professor of anthropology at Hunter College and the graduate school of the CUNY.

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