Ancient Man in Britain


Author: Donald Alexander Mackenzie

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5041263086

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Ancient Man in Britain


Author: Donald A. MacKenzie

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781507670156

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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"[...]Palæolithic Ages—The Transition Period—Neanderthal Artifacts—Birth of Crô-Magnon Art—Occupations of Flint-yielding Stations—Ravages of Disease—Duration of Glacial and Inter-glacial Periods. In 1865, Sir John Lubbock (afterwards Lord Avebury), writing in the Prehistoric Times, suggested that the Stone Age artifacts found in Western Europe should be classified into two main periods, to which he applied the terms Palæolithic (Old Stone) and Neolithic (New Stone). The foundations of the classification had previously been laid by the French antiquaries M. Boucher de Perthes and Edouard Lartet. It was intended that Palæolithic should refer to rough stone implements, and Neolithic to those of the period when certain artifacts were polished. At the time very little was known regarding the early peoples who had pursued the flint-chipping and[...]".

The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain


Author: Nick Ashton,Simon Lewis,Chris Stringer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780444535986

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project (AHOB) funded by the Leverhulme Trust began in 2001 and brought together researchers from a range of disciplines with the aim of investigating the record of human presence in Britain from the earliest occupation until the end of the last Ice Age, about 12,000 years ago. Study of changes in climate, landscape and biota over the last million years provides the environmental backdrop to understanding human presence and absence together with the development of new technologies. This book brings together the multidisciplinary work of the project. The chapters present the results of new fieldwork and research on old sites from museum collections using an array of new analytical techniques. Features an up-to-date treatment of the record of human presence in the British Isles during the Palaeolithic period (700,000 - 10,000 years before present) Takes multidisciplinary approach that includes archaeology, geochemistry, geochronology, stratigraphy and sedimentology Coincides with the culmination of the AHOB project in 2010, providing a benchmark statement on the record of human occupation in Britain that can be utilized and tested by future research

Ancient Man in Britain - Primary Source Edition


Author: Donald Alexander MacKenzie

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 9781289873813


Page: 310

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The British Chronicles


Author: David Hughes

Publisher: Heritage Books

ISBN: 0788444913

Category: Great Britain

Page: 662

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Ancient Weapons in Britain


Author: Logan Thompson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473811864

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3657

A groundbreaking study of the weaponry used in combat thousands of years ago. Few accounts of ancient warfare have looked at how the weapons were made and how they were actually used in combat. Logan Thompson's pioneering survey traces the evolution of weapons in Britain across three thousand years, from the Bronze Age to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Insights gained from painstaking practical research and technical analysis shed new light on the materials used, the processes of manufacture, the development of the weapons, and their effectiveness. His account features new information about the weapons themselves and their origin and design—as well as a fascinating new perspective on the practice of early warfare.

The Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Periods in Britain


Author: Derek A. Roe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131760024X

Category: Social Science

Page: 346

View: 9922

This book deals with the earliest period of human settlement in Britain, proposing a series of archaeological stages for the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic periods. An introduction on the problems and methods of studying the Palaeolithic and Pleistocene periods leads into the technical argument, a sequence of development derived from evidence of stone artefacts and other signs of human activity at stratified sites in south-east England. Materials from all occupied parts of Britain are related to this basic sequence and, stressing that Britain lay on the edge of the Palaeolithic world, the author also brings in essential evidence from Europe and farther afield. The final chapter suggests the probable way of life of human groups in this period. This broad survey synthesises material from widely scattered sources including museums from all over Britain and has an extensive bibliography. Originally published in 1981.

Creatures in the Mist

Little People, Wild Men and Spirit Beings Around the World : a Study in Comparative Mythology


Author: Gary R. Varner

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875865453

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

View: 5808

Bringing together a medley of stories, myths, and folklore Gary Varner shares a fascination and respect for humankind's early and contemporary cultures and wonders at similarities across the board. Here, he focuses on "Little People" and giants, animals and were-creatures, and the odd, helpful or threatening ways imputed to our earthly companions including dogs and cats, bats and spiders, and the stories people have told each other about them since time immemorial. Gary Varner has performed a valuable service in these books. [Presenting] lore from about the world, a collector's hoard of traditions rich and strange, ... Varner shows there really are obvious and puzzling similarities between widely separated cultures. Gary Varner has pointed the way to some important cross-cultural readings in the ageless themes of stone and water. - Jeremy Harte, Curator of the Bourne Hall Museum, Surrey, England, in Northern Earth magazine, #103, 2005 Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone is an excellent guide to large-scale magical stones and stone magic. This book is a must for anyone interested in megalithic sites. Most highly recommended. -PanGaia Magazine, United States As with other books by the same author, this is a book based upon broad research into the subject, stretching across the world. What results is a fascinating weave of stories and images, descriptions of sites and associated tales, that leaves a sense of a thousand deities whispering in the air. Because it is so broad a sweep, the positive outcome is an overreaching perspective of the patterns and commonalities held between human communities - our ancestors - all around the world. The book is a sound overview and provocation toresearch more deeply ourselves, to find alternative visions, tales and interpretations, to find out more about the sacred currents, their depths and importance - both to our ancestors and to ourselves. The author's notations are comprehensive, allowing us easily to follow the clues. A valuable piece of work. -The Druid Network, England * Gary R. Varner is a lecturer and writer on folklore and early religions. He is author of several popular books comparing legends and beliefs around the world, including The Mythic Forest, the Green Man & the Spirit of Nature (Algora 2006); Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone: The Folklore and Magic of Sacred Stone (Algora 2005); and Sacred Wells: A Study in the History, Meaning, and Mythology of Holy Wells. His approach incorporates details from ancient cultures and from Native American, UK and European, Asian, South Pacific and African folklore. Varner is a member of the American Folklore Society.

Ancient Britain


Author: T.R. Holmes

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 1173075461

Category: History

Page: N.A

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A Picture Book of Ancient British Art


Author: Stuart Piggott,Glyn E. Daniel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521176408

Category: Social Science

Page: 90

View: 3476

Originally published in 1951, this book contains seventy-three pictures of treasures found in Britain - things that have survived from ancient prehistoric times, made with care and made to be beautiful. These discoveries have kept their attraction for us; the prehistoric and modern craftsman speak a common language; much of what was beautiful by ancestral standards remains so to us. Most of the treasures shown are to be seen in England in museums up and down the country. The book arouses enthusiasm in archaeologists; it will also be of special appeal to practising craftsmen and designers. It was compiled by two experts, but not for limited archaeological interests; this book will also be of interest to those with an interest in craftsmanship.

Britain and Slavery in East Africa


Author: Moses D. E. Nwulia

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9780914478126

Category: History

Page: 224

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This text reviews documents to evaluate Britain's claim that it had a prominent role in the extinction of slavery and the slave trade in East Africa. It demonstrates that the moral imperative for an abolitionist policy was often subordinated in favour of material wealth and imperial strength.

Ancient Britain

The Cradle of Civilization


Author: George H. Cooper

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596054131

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 440

Where is paradise located? George H. Cooper bold thesis in Ancient Britain is that the Biblical Eden is Salisbury Plain in England and that the streams of the Eden story in Genesis is the Avon River system in Wiltshire, England. He argues further that all the ancient stories regarding Eden and the doings of the gods revolve around the dramas enacted there by the ancient British, which culminated in the construction of the monolithic circles of Stonehenge. As evidence in support of this original thesis, Cooper discusses the monolithic structures of Britain, the Mounds of the Mississippi Valley, the relics of Mexico, and the Octimal Numeration invented by the author long before he had the slightest idea that it would become such a powerful factor in linking the religious culture of the East with the West. GEORGE H. COOPER also wrote Elementary Arithmetic of the Octimal Notatiion.

Prehistoric Man

Researches Into the Origin of Civilisation in the Old and the New World


Author: Daniel Wilson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108054854

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 9953

Published in 1862, a seminal two-volume work in the study of early man and civilisation, using archaeological and anthropological advances.

Reliques of Ancient English Poetry

Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and Other Pieces, of Our Earlier Poets, Together with Some Few of Later Date, and a Copious Glossary


Author: Thomas Percy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Ballads, English

Page: 307

View: 7386

The Ancient Ordinances and Statute Laws of the Isle of Man

Carefully Copied From, and Compared With, the Authentic Records, Together with Copious Extracts from the Several British Statutes which Have Reference Thereto


Author: Isle of Man,Mark Anthony Mills

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 557

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