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The Palaeolithic Societies of Europe by…

The Palaeolithic Societies of Europe (1986)

by Clive Gamble

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Professor Gamble interrogates the archeological evidencefrom stone tools, hunting and campsites for information on the scale of social interaction, and the forms of social life. (..) He reconstructs ancient human societies. (back flap). It replaces his earlier book the pal.settlement (1986). Ca. 120 figures and ca. 130 tables. When one scans the figures, and -impossible to ignore- the tables, one gets a clear view of the content. "we are back to the problem that there appear to be no obvious barriers to settlement from the east and yet, if we accept a short chronology, we must ask hominids to kick their heels for either a half or one million years before colonizing Europe" (p.123) ( )
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Palaeolithic societies have been a neglected topic in the discussion of human origins. But in the past forty years archaeologists have recovered a wealth of information from Palaeolithic sites throughout the European continent that reveal many illuminating facets of social life over this 500,000-year period. Clive Gamble, introducing a new approach to this material, interrogates the data for information on the scale of social interaction, and the forms of social existence. The result is a reconstruction of ancient human societies, and a fresh perspective on the unique experience of human beings.

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