Eminently Readable Splendid Current Archaeology Illuminating As Layered As The Strata Of An Archaeological Dig, This Is A Moving Portrait Of A People At A Cultural And Technological Tipping Point Nature Engaging Miles Writes Like The Genial Popular Lecturer He Obviously Is New Scientist A Bold Book, Where The Author Does Not Hesitate To Speculate Intelligently And To Draw On Illuminating Analogies This Is A Beautifully Written, Engrossing Book That Will Captivate You, As Well As Being An Important Contribution To The Debate Over Early Farming Current World Archaeology A Wide Ranging, Eye Opening Analysis Of The Evolution Of Early Human Societies That Any Historian Will Find Informative History Today Colouful And Lively Writing And An Eye To Current Issues And Idioms Play Their Part This Is First Person Scholarship At Its Most Human Literary Review He Miles Presents His Scholarly Findings With Glints Of Good Humoured Individuality Which Make His Book Pleasantly Readable, Even By Lay Persons Who May Not Previously Have Paid Much Attention To The Difference Between Palaeolithic And Neolithic Tribal Behavior SpectatorFocusing On The British Isles, The Author Explores A Period Of Huge Societal Change The Neolithic, Or New Stone Age Through The Most Iconic Artifact Of Its Time The Polished Stone Axe, Using His Own Ancient Stone Axe Head, Given To Him By A Local Quarry Worker, As A Guide To The Revolution That Changed The World These Formidable Creations Were Not Only Crucial Tools That Enabled The First Farmers To Clear The Forests, But Also Objects Of Great Symbolic Importance, Signifying Status And Power, Wrapped Up In Expressions Of Religion And Politics Mixing Anecdote, Ethnography And Archaeological Analysis, The Author Vividly Demonstrates How The Archaeology On The Ground Reveals To Us The Evolving Worldview Of A Species Increasingly Altering Their Own Landscape Settling Down Together, Investing In Agricultural Plots, And Collectively Erecting Massive Ceremonial Monuments To Cement New Communal Identities As A Direct Result Of The Invention, And Intensification, Of Agriculture, The Planet Entered The Anthropocene, Or The Current Age Of Humanity An Era In Which We Are Changing The World Around Us In Significant, Accelerating And Often Unpredictable Ways As The Author Poignantly Concludes, Our Ancestors Set Us On The Path To The Modern World We Live In Now Seven Billion Humans Must Face The Challenges That Presents.
[Ebook] The tale of the axe Par David Miles – Realestatelawcenter.us
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- The tale of the axe
- David Miles
- 24 March 2019 David Miles