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Tale of the Axe : How the Neolithic Revolution Transformed Britain (Hardcover) (David Miles)

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Miles presents this analysis of the Neolithic culture shift from foraging to agriculture, particularly as elucidated from a wealth of new research from the British Isles. Part I steps back to the emergence of modern humans, following early hominids out of Africa and discussing the Heidelbergs, Neanderthals, and development of early human culture including dog domestication and possible evidence of religious ritual in the last Ice Age. Part II follows the spread of farming as climate changed and opened up new possibilities, yet the consequences of cultivation drew farmers into more and more work, and Neolithic settlement culture spread west and north. Part III discusses how the jump over the the western islands occurred - the activities of Mesolithic hunter-gatherers on the islands, the arrival of farmers from the Continent, the establishment of farming in the new land, and the role of Neolithic Stonehenge in the background of these human changes. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 432
Genre: Social Science, History
Sub-Genre: Archaeology, Ancient / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: David Miles
Language: English
Street Date: September 6, 2016
TCIN: 51155288
UPC: 9780500051863
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-8321
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