- Series: Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
- Paperback: 445 pages
- Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers; 1 edition (June 30, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0443051011
- ISBN-13: 978-0443051012
- ASIN: 0306472570
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,254,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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European Prehistory. A Survey (Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology) 1st Edition
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From the reviews: "The synthesis of such a large body of evidence is impressive, and the book is an interesting and informative read both for those new to archaeology and for established academics." (The Holocene, 13:5, 2003) "The volume is a resounding success in terms of providing a coherent and up to date narrative. This wide coverage can also be seen in the selection of featured sites, which ranges across most of Europe. It does not shy away from covering the major debates or making a judgment upon them." (Nick Thorpe, Antiquity)
From the Back Cover
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.
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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The book has strengths. It is a thankless task to boil down such a huge quantity of material into understandable if somewhat dry summaries, and we are grateful to those who are willing to do it. Moreover, any book by Milisauskas is going to have a wealth of information from central and eastern Europe, areas usually rather neglected in Anglophone archaeology.
My principal reason for disliking the book, however, lies in the very poor quality and quantity of the illustrations. Archaeology cries out for good illustrations: good drawings, good photos, and even good tables and charts. I don't know who did the printing, but the line drawings, especially the maps and stone tools, are unclear, the printing is erratic and sometimes smeared, the photographs are all black and white and of poor quality. It's not much better than your average BAR and a heck of a lot more expensive. There is no excuse for a book with a list price of $200 not to have clear, well-reproduced, ample illustrations, and at least some color photographs.
In conclusion, don't buy it. Don't reward Springer for a terrible printing and illustration job. It's a useful resource, but check it out of the library instead of overpaying your own cash.