The Social Foundations Of Prehistoric Britain
Themes and variations in the archaeology of power. (longman archaeology series).
8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. viii + [ii] + 195 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy. Illustrated by 17 tables and 24 text figures, including maps. Decorated by publisher's device on title page. A pioneering work of social archaeology examining the types of prehistoric societies found in Britain, based on the archaeological evidence, emphasising the development and maintenance of power. The themes considered include the importance of ancestry among the earliest farmers, the production and exchange of fine artefacts before the adoption of metals, the importance of elaborate monuments, the use and adoption of rich metalwork and the changing scale of political relations during the late prehistoric period. Richard Bradley (b.1946) was Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading, 1987-2013. First edition published in paperback, 1984.
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