The British Lower Palaeolithic

Author: John McNabb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134090549

Category: History

Page: 448

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Taking as its central theme the issue of whether early Hominins organized themselves into societies as we understand them, John McNabb looks at how modern researchers recognize such archaeological cultures. He examines the existence of a stone tool culture called the Clactonian to introduce the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. In analyzing the various kinds of data archaeologists would use to investigate the existence of a Palaeolithic culture, this book represents the latest research in archaeology, population dispersals, geology, climatology, human palaeontoloty, evolutionary psychology, environmental and biological disciplines and dating techniques, along with many other research methods.
Stones of Contention

Author: Timothy H. Ives

Publisher: World Encounter Institute/New English Review Press

ISBN: 194300353X


Page: 266

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One archeologist stands alone against the Ceremonial Stone Landscape movement. Read his story.



Author: Bruce Clark

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781788548137

Category: History

Page: 512

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A new narrative history of Athens, telling the three-thousand-year story of the birthplace of Western civilization.

Light Stone

Light Stone

Author: K. Cernius

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1540303551


Page: 200

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There are those who are capable of great evil and those who can defeat the darkest ambitions of man. Thirteen-year-old, Micah Laven, is one such boy; though, he does not yet know it. While he is sitting in a library, he is interrupted by a strange old man, and soon after, finds himself in jail and caught in the path of a cynical man, Dr. Evans-who wants him dead. But Micah has a powerful weapon on his side, the Light Stone. With the power of the Light Stone, Micah can turn his enemies to ash, travel at the speed of light, and transport to parallel universes. His strength, courage, and wit are put to the test when he faces Dr. Evans and an infamous enemy known as Sonneillon. It is up to Micah and his friends, along with the power of the Light Stone, to defeat a growing evil and the unmeasured power of the Dark Stone. The Contention of the Stones is about to begin.
Stones of Contention

Author: Todd Cleveland

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821444825

Category: History

Page: 240

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Africa supplies the majority of the world’s diamonds, yet consumers generally know little about the origins and history of these precious stones beyond sensationalized media accounts of so-called blood diamonds. Stones of Contention explores the major developments in the remarkable history of Africa’s diamonds, from the earliest stirrings of international interest in the continent’s mineral wealth in the first millennium A.D. to the present day. In the European colonial period, the discovery of diamonds in South Africa ushered in an era of unprecedented greed during which monopolistic enterprises exploited both the mineral resources and the indigenous workforce. In the aftermath of World War II, the governments of newly independent African states, both democratic and despotic, joined industry giant De Beers and other corporations to oversee and profit from mining activity on the continent. The book also considers the experiences of a wide array of Africans — from informal artisanal miners, company mineworkers, and indigenous authorities to armed rebels, mining executives, and premiers of mineral-rich states — and their relationships to the stones that have the power to bring both wealth and misery. With photos and maps, Stones of Contention illustrates the scope and complexity of the African diamond trade as well as its impact on individuals and societies.
Building the Great Stone Circles of the North

Author: Colin Richards

Publisher: Windgather Press

ISBN: 9781909686137

Category: History

Page: 320

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Of all prehistoric monuments, few are more emotive than the great stone circles that were built throughout Britain and Ireland. From the tall, elegant, pointed monoliths of the Stones of Stenness to the grandeur of Stonehenge and the sarsen blocks at Avebury, circles of stone exert a magnetic fascination to those who venture into their sphere. In Britain today, more people visit these structures than any other form of prehistoric monument and visitors stand in awe at their scale and question how and why they were erected. Building the Great Stone Circles of the North looks at the enigmatic stone structures of Scotland and investigates the background of their construction and their cultural significance.