A brilliant overview of prehistory by a 'towering influence' in archaeology.
Defined as the span of our time on Earth before written records, prehistory covers most of human existence. In this concise study, Colin Renfrew presents us with a brilliant overview of his discipline.
Two centuries ago the notion of prehistory did not exist: many European scholars believed, following Biblical calculations, that the Earth was created in 4004 BC.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Sabon
Frontispiece and 24 pages of colour and black & white plates
9½˝ x 6¼˝