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European Prehistory

A Survey

  • Sarunas Milisauskas

Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sarunas Milisauskas
    Pages 1-6
  3. Sarunas Milisauskas
    Pages 7-21
  4. Sarunas Milisauskas
    Pages 23-29
  5. Michael Jochim
    Pages 31-65
  6. Michael Jochim
    Pages 67-124
  7. Michael Jochim
    Pages 125-151
  8. Sarunas Milisauskas, Janusz Kruk
    Pages 293-325
  9. Anthony F. Harding
    Pages 327-403
  10. Peter S. Wells
    Pages 405-460
  11. Sarunas Milisauskas
    Pages 461-464
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 465-493

About this book


European Prehistory: A Survey traces humans from their earliest appearance on the continent to the Rise of the Roman Empire, drawing on archaeological research from all over Europe. It includes the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages. Throughout these periods, the major developments are explored using a wide range of archaeological data that emphasizes aspects of agricultural practices, gender, mortuary practices, population genetics, ritual, settlement patterns, technology, trade, and warfare.

Using new methods and theories, recent discoveries and arguments are presented and previous discoveries reevaluated. This work includes chapters on European geography and the chronology of European prehistory. A new chapter has been added on the historical development of European archaeology. The remaining chapters have been contributed by archaeologists specializing in different periods.

The second edition of European Prehistory: A Survey is enhanced by a glossary, three indices and a comprehensive bibliography, as well as an extensive collection of maps, chronological tables and photographs. 


Bronze Age research European prehistory demographics Iron Age Mesolithic Neanderthals architecture Neolithic architecture Paleolithic agriculltural practices Prehistoric Archaeology gender relations in prehistory Europe mortuary practices and archaeology mortuary practices in Europe prehistory prehistory settlement patterns trade and warfare in Europe prehistory

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarunas Milisauskas
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. AnthropologySUNY, BuffaloBuffaloUSA

About the editors

Sarunas Milisauskas is a professor in the Anthropology Department of the State University of New York, Buffalo.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title European Prehistory
  • Book Subtitle A Survey
  • Editors Sarunas Milisauskas
  • Series Title Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Interdisc.Contributions Archaeology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-6632-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-6232-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-6633-9
  • Series ISSN 1568-2722
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XV, 493
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Archaeology
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