The Oxford Illustrated History of Prehistoric Europe
Ranging from the earliest settlements through the emergence of Minoan civilization to the barbarian world at the end of the Roman Empire, this extraordinary volume provides a fascinating look at how successive cultures adapted to the landscape of Europe. In synthesizing the diverse findings of archeology, Barry Cunliffe and a team of distinguished experts capture the sweeping movements of peoples, the spread of agriculture, the growth of metal working, and the rise and fall of cultures, blending superb detail with ornate illustrations.
For centuries, we knew little of the European civilizations that preceded classical Greece or arose outside of the Roman Empire, beyond ancient myths and the writings of Roman observers. Now the most recent discoveries of archeology have been synthesized into one exciting volume. Featuring hundreds of stunning photographs, this book provides the most complete account available of the prehistory of European civilization.
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The Upper Palaeolithic Revolution
3 The Mesolithic Age
4 The First Farmers
The Palace Civilizations of Minoan Crete and Mycenaean
Earlier Bronze Age Europe
The Collapse of Aegean Civilization at the End of
Reformation in Barbarian Europe 1300600 BC
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