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Title The ancient human occupation of Britain / edited by Nick Ashton, Simon G. Lewis, Chris Stringer.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Elsevier, [2010], ©2011.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 309 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
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Series Developments in Quaternary science, 1571-0866 ; 14
Developments in Quaternary science ; 14.
Summary The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project (AHOB) funded by the Leverhulme Trust began in 2001 and brought together researchers from a range of disciplines with the aim of investigating the record of human presence in Britain from the earliest occupation until the end of the last Ice Age, about 12,000 years ago. Study of changes in climate, landscape and biota over the last million years provides the environmental backdrop to understanding human presence and absence together with the development of new technologies. This book brings together the multidisciplinary work of the project. The chapters present the results of new fieldwork and research on old sites from museum collections using an array of new analytical techniques. Features an up-to-date treatment of the record of human presence in the British Isles during the Palaeolithic period (700,000 - 10,000 years before present) Takes multidisciplinary approach that includes archaeology, geochemistry, geochronology, stratigraphy and sedimentology Coincides with the culmination of the AHOB project in 2010, providing a benchmark statement on the record of human occupation in Britain that can be utilized and tested by future research.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The changing landscapes of the earliest human occupation of Britain and Europe / Chris Stringer -- Climates of the early Middle Pleistocene in Britain : environments of the earliest humans in northern Europe / Ian Candy, Barbara Silva and Jonathan Lee -- Palaeoenvironments of ancient humans in Britain : the application of oxygen and carbon isotopes to the reconstruction of Pleistocene environments / Ian Candy [and others] -- Mapping the human record : population change in Britain during the early Palaeolithic / Nick Ashton, Simon G. Lewis and Robert Hosfield -- The emergence, diversity and significance of mode 3 (prepared core) technologies / Mark White, Nick Ashton and Beccy Scott -- Technology and landscape use in the early Middle Palaeolithic of the Thames Valley / Beccy Scott [and others] -- The early Middle Palaeolithic : the European context / Beccy Scott and Nick Ashton -- Continuities and discontinuities in Neandertal presence : a closer look at northwestern Europe / Wil Roebroeks, Jean-Jacques Hublin and Katharine MacDonald -- Testing human presence during the last interglacial (MIS 5e) : a review of the British evidence / Simon G. Lewis, Nick Ashton and Roger Jacobi -- The mammal faunas of the British late Pleistocene / Andrew P. Currant and Roger Jacobi -- The British earlier Upper Palaeolithic : settlement and chronology / Roger Jacobi and Tom Higham -- The later Upper Palaeolithic recolonisation of Britain : new results from AMS radiocarbon dating / Roger Jacobi and Tom Higham -- New results from the examination of cut-marks using three-dimensional imaging / Silvia M. Bello -- Pleistocene hyaena coprolite palynology in Britain : implications for the environments of early humans / Mark D. Lewis -- Mammal associations in the Pleistocene of Britain : implications of ecological niche modelling and a method for reconstructing palaeoclimate / P. David Polly and Jussi T. Eronen.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (Project)
Ancient Human Occupation of Britain (Project) (OCoLC)fst01776037
Paleolithic period -- Great Britain.
Prehistoric peoples -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Antiquities.
Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00810745
Paleolithic period. (OCoLC)fst01051501
Prehistoric peoples. (OCoLC)fst01075242
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Added Author Ashton, Nick.
Lewis, Simon G.
Stringer, Chris, 1947-
Other Form: Print version: Ancient human occupation of Britain. Amsterdam ; Boston ; London : Elsevier, [2010], ©2011 9780444535979 (OCoLC)502035590
ISBN 9780444535979 (electronic bk.)
0444535977 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. CHBIS 006513949
CHBIS 009883866
CHDSB 005985696
CHVBK 174795750
CHVBK 199147612
DEBBG BV042306743
DEBSZ 367770121
DEBSZ 48246402X
NZ1 15189763

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