"One of the most important archaoeological books for a very long time. the clarity of the style and the evident enthusiam in every paragraph make it a joy to read." ( New Scientist)
"Here is pure stimulation from begining to end... outstandingly comprehensible..lucid and exciting...A book which provokes thought, adds understanding, and above all is immensely enjoyable." ( Scotsman)
"An important book... brilliantly argued." ( Sunday Times)
The refinement of radiocarbon dating using the information form tree-ring counts has raised serious doubts about the accepted theoretical framework of European prehistory. Monuments in Central and Western Europe have proved to be considerably older than their supposed Near-Eastern forerunners, and the record must be almost completely rewritten in the light of these new dates. "Before Civilization" is a preliminary attempt to do this with the help of analogies from more recent and well-documented primitive societies. The more glaring inconsistencies in the old theory are re-examined and Professor Renfrew shows convincingly how the baffling monuments of prehistoric Europe, like Stonehenge, could have been built without recourse to help from the 'more civilized' Near East.
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Descripción Pimlico, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0712665935