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Combining a very active career as a prosperous paper manufacturer with the pursuit of various antiquarian interests, Sir John Evans (1823–1908) began the study of geology in the context of a court case over water rights for his paper mills, but extended his interests to the artefacts found in gravel beds in Britain, and in the Somme valley in France. This work was published in 1872, and was translated into French soon afterwards. Heavily illustrated, it describes stone implements from the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods, including weapons, tools and ornaments, from cave and river-bed deposits as well as settlement sites. Evans also continued to research fossils, and was highly respected as a numismatist. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, the Geological Society, and the Society of Antiquaries. His son Arthur Evans (1851–1941) discovered the Minoan civilisation of Crete.
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- Date Published: March 2015
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108081481
- length: 664 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 37 mm
- weight: 0.83kg
- contains: 478 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. On the manufacture of stone implements in prehistoric times
Part I. Implements of the Neolithic Period:
4. Chipped or rough-hewn celts
5. Celts ground at the edge only
6. Polished celts
7. Picks, chisels, gouges, etc.
8. Perforated axes
9. Perforated and grooved hammers
10. Hammer-stones, etc.
11. Grinding-stones and whetstones
12. Flint flakes, cores, etc.
14. Borers, awls, or drills
15. Trimmed flakes, knives, etc.
16. Javelin and arrow-heads
17. Fabricators, flaking-tools, etc.
18. Sling-stones and balls
19. Bracers and articles of bone
20. Spindle-whorls, discs, slickstones, weights, and cups
21. Personal ornaments, amulets, etc.
Part II. Implements of the Palaeolithic Period:
22. Cave implements
23. Implements of the river-drift period
24. Forms and characteristics of implements from the river drift
25. Antiquity of the river drift
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