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The Mesolithic Settlement of Northern Europe
A Study of the Food-gathering Peoples of Northern Europe during the Early Post-glacial Period

  • Date Published: August 2014
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107419087

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  • Sir John Grahame Douglas Clark (1907–95) was a British archaeologist and prehistorian who worked extensively on the Mesolithic period. In this book, which was first published in 1936, Clark presents a study of 'the cultural development, during the earlier half of the post-glacial time, of the food-gathering peoples of the western end of the plain of Northern Europe'. Numerous illustrative figures are also included, together with lists of objects and archaeological sites. The subject matter of the text formed the basis for a course of lectures delivered in the Faculty of Archaeology and Ethnology at Cambridge University during the Lent Term of 1934. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the Mesolithic period and the development of archaeology.

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107419087
    • length: 318 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Introduction
    1. The natural history of the area of settlement
    2. The tanged-point cultures
    3. The axe cultures of the lowland forest area
    4. The art of the Maglemose culture
    5. The microlithic cultures of the sand areas and the highlands
    6. General summary and retrospect
    Appendix I. Fauna lists
    Appendix II. Find-list of objects of the Lyngby culture
    Appendix III. List of Maglemose sites and finding-places, arranged alphabetically under countries
    Appendix IV. Key to the distribution map (Fig. 47) of certain forms of bone points
    Appendix V. Summary of pollen-analyses correlating the Maglemose culture with the development of forest history
    Appendix VI. List of decorated objects of the Maglemose culture
    Appendix VII. List of Tardenoisian sites
    List of works to which reference is made in the text
    Index.

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