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Handbook to Life in Prehistoric Europe
  • Trim Size: 7 3/8 X 9 1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816057796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-5779-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $70.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2006
  • Dewey Number: 930.1
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 416


Handbook to Life in Prehistoric Europe focuses primarily on the period from 7000 B.C.E., when agricultural communities first began appearing in southeastern Europe, to the first century C.E., when western Europe was progressively incorporated into the Roman imperium.

Coverage includes:

  • Death and burial
  • The development of Europe
  • Economy
  • Geography of ancient Europe
  • Industry and crafts
  • Language, literature, and the arts
  • Religion
  • Settlement
  • Society and life
  • Trade and transport
  • Warfare.


65 black-and-white photographs and illustrations. 6 maps. Index. Bibliography. Chronology. Timeline. Tables.

About the Author(s)

Jane McIntosh studied archaeology at the University of Cambridge, where she earned her doctorate. She has dug extensively in India, Britain, and Cyprus. McIntosh is the author of The Practical Archaeologist from Facts On File. She is also a contributor to South Asian Archaeology and Timelines and the author of Eyewitness Archaeology and the CD-ROM Ancient Origins.

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