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We are now familiar with the Three Age System, the archaeological partitioning of the past into Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age. This division, which amounted at the time to a major scientific revolution, was conceived in Denmark in the 1830s. Peter Rowley-Conwy investigates the reasons why the Three Age system was adopted without demur in Scandinavian archaeological circles, yet was the subject of a bitter and long-drawn-out contest in Britain and Ireland, up to the 1870s.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199227747
ISBN-10: 0199227748
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 145mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Rowley-Conwy

Peter Rowley-Conwy is Reader in Archaeology, Durham University.