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Author Rowley-Conwy, Peter
Title From Genesis to Prehistory : The Archaeological Three Age System and Its Contested Reception in Denmark, Britain, and Ireland
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Series Oxford Studies in the History of Archaeology Ser
Oxford Studies in the History of Archaeology Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- List of Abbreviations -- 1. Chronologies in Conflict -- 2. The Construction of Prehistory: Copenhagen to 1836 -- 3. The Three Age System as Predator: Copenhagen and Lund 1836-1850 -- 4. The Disinterested Gentlemen: England to 1860 -- 5. Scotland: The Creation of a Nation's Prehistory -- 6. Ireland: Realm of the Four Masters -- 7. Fighting it Through: England 1860-1880 -- 8. Aftermath -- APPENDICES -- 1. Translation of Münter's Proposal of 1807 -- 2. Translation of Thomsen's Letters of 1825 to J. G. G. Büsching -- 3. Translation of Eschricht's (1837) Paper on Crania -- 4. Prichard's Discussion of the Three Age System in 1841 -- 5. Translation of Worsaae's Letter of 1847 on Irish Politics -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y
The now familiar Three Age System, the archaeological partitioning of the past into Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages, was conceived in Denmark in the 1830s. Peter Rowley-Conwy investigates the reasons why the system was adopted without demur in Scandinavia, yet was the subject of a bitter and protracted contest in Britain and Ireland up to the 1870s
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Rowley-Conwy, Peter From Genesis to Prehistory : The Archaeological Three Age System and Its Contested Reception in Denmark, Britain, and Ireland Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2007 9780199227747
Subject Prehistoric peoples -- Denmark.;Prehistoric peoples -- Great Britain.;Prehistoric peoples -- Ireland.;Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Denmark.;Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Great Britain.;Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Ireland.;Denmark -- Antiquities
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