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Earliest Italy An Overview of the Italian Paleolithic and Mesolithic

ISBN-10: 0306464632

ISBN-13: 9780306464638

Edition: 2002

Authors: Margherita Mussi

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A synthesis of Italian prehistory spanning more than 600,000 years beginning with the Lower Paleolithic and ending with the last hunter-gatherers. The author treats such issues as the development of social structure, the rise and fall of specific cultural traditions, climate change, and environmental adaptation and exploitation and includes detailed descriptions of the most important sites and a comprehensive list of bibliographic references to original sources.
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Book details

List price: $199.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/31/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 402
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

The Land and the Scientists
The Geography of Italy
Outline of the History of Archaeological Research
References
The Earliest Settlement
Introduction
The Time and the Way
Technological Developments
Characteristics of the Preferred Environments
Comments
References
Real Colonization
Introduction
The Emergence of Technological Complexity
Lower Paleolithic Marine Crossings?
Comments
References
On Neandertals and Caves
Introduction
A Changing Environment
Mousterian Variability
Comments
References
Moderns versus Neandertals
Introduction
Exploring and Exploiting
Uluzzian and Aurignacian Compared
Comments
References
Fully Equipped Hunter-Gatherers
Introduction
Archaeological Evidence inside and outside the Peninsula
The Approach to a New Territory
Ritual Behaviour and Practical Constraints
Comments
References
The Great Shift
Introduction
Different Niches in a Changing Landscape
Local and Regional Diversification
Exchanging and Sharing Resources and Ideas
Comments
Final Remarks
References
Index