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World Prehistory: Studies in Memory of Grahame Clark

By: RH Bewley and PA Mellars

242 pages, 28 b/w illus, 26 line illus

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Jun 2012 | #97530 | ISBN-13: 9780197261965
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Sir Grahame Clark (died 1995) was the foremost figure in world prehistoric studies: indeed, he invented the idea of a world prehistory. He established pioneering research projects, sending out his students to all corners of the world. This volume presents new developments and perspectives in Clark's major fields of interest, as well as reflecting on his own contribution to archaeological scholarship. Many of the eminent authors are former students or colleagues, from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States. The topics covered range from the origins of our own genus in Africa around two million years ago, to the issues of the Later Stone Age and the emergence of civilization in Northern Europe, Anatolia, and South-east Asia.


Clark and World Prehistory: A Personal Perspective; Is Homo defined by Culture?; Western Cape Landscapes; Dating the Human Colonisation of Australia: Radiocarbon and Luminescence Revolutions; Grahame Clark and American Archaeology; Recent Adventures in the Prehistory of South-east Asia; Settlement and Palaeoecology in the Scandinavian Mesolithic; Shippea Hill and after, Wetlands in North European Prehistory and the Case of the Donken; Economic Prehistory in Southern Scandinavia; Twenty Thousand Years of Palaeolithic Cave Art in Southern France; Symbolism at Catalhoyuk; Concluding Remarks and Recollections

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