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Prehistoric Europe 700,000 B.C. Stone Age to Early Greeks Neanderthal Neolithic

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,231) 99.4%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381746769869 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Prehistoric Europe From Stone Age Man to the Early Greeks by Philip Van Doren Stern. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover with Dust Jacket: 383 pages. Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company; (1969). The story of man’s origins, of his entrance into the European scene some 700,000 years ago, of the long period between utter savagery and the beginnings of civilization, is one of the most fascinating in the drama-filled epic of mankind. The fact that men who were very much like us lived 20,000 or 30,000 years ago was not even suspected until fairly recent times. As a result, many books of history have ignored the thousands of years of cultural development that took place before what we call civilization began. Yet these early people made tools, paintings, drawings and sculptures, and so have left us a fascinating record of their own evolution during the long span of time before writing was invented and prehistory became history. This book is essentially chapter one in the biography of Western man. It deals with mankind’s childhood years when he was learning to improve his lot, when he was preparing for the role that was to make him dominant among all the creatures that contest for the right to inhabit the earth. All who are interested in history, art, literature or science will find here a key to understanding the foundations of our modern world. There more than three hundred illustrations and maps are particularly important because prehistoric men could not write. They were the silent people, and only objects remain as evidence of their existence. Philip Van Doren Stern writes in a simple, straightforward language directed to the non-specialist. He has based his account on field reports, scientific journals, technical books, and personal research, with special emphasis on the most recent sources available. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Ostensibly an almost unread (but not unblemished) hardcover with dustjacket (in mylar sleeve). W. W. Norton (1969) 383 pages. From what we can see, the book was read through page 25, then put away and never taken back off the bookshelf and finished. The first 25 pages are unblemished but seemingly read. The balance of the book is pristine; pages clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, and seemingly unread, EXCEPT there's a tiny gum/glue residue/stain from the remains of a bookseller's price sticker near the upper right corner of the first free page in the book (the first page beneath the cover). Of course the balance of the pages beyond page 25 may have been flipped through once or twice, but judging by the tightness of the binding and the pristine condition of the pages, I'd guess it has never been actually read beyond page 25. HOWEVER I would add that the top and bottom edges of the pages when closed do have a few fairly faint splash stains (visible only when book is closed, not to individual pages, only to the mass of closed page edges). I'd hasten to add however that nowhere, either inside or outside the book, is there any evidence of damp damage. The dustjacket came to us already in a mylar sleeve, so while the dustjacket does evidence mild edge and corner shelfwear, it is otherwise very clean with no significant blemishes EXCEPT that beneath the mylar sleeve I can faintly see what appears to be two closed edge tears, almost indiscernible, at the dustjacket's spine head (one about 1 inch in length, the other perhaps 1/2 inch), and two additional tiny 1/8 inch edge tears also at the dustjacket's spine head. The dustjacket's spine has also light-faded from brown to tan (ALL of them always do with respect to this particular book, I've NEVER seen a copy of this book that did not have a light-faded/lightened dustjacket spine). Don't mean to nitpick, as really, considering it is 45 years old, the dustjacket is in excellent condition. Overall the book is of course not anywhere near the point where it could be described as a "shelf trophy", but it is an apparently almost unread, clean book, albeit somewhat shelfworn after spending 45 years on someone's bookshelf. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #730h. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: An inclusive overview, authoritative but made the more accessible by its many, many illustrations. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: Very lucid and clear presentation of the history of Europe from 700,000 B.C. through the rise of early civilization. Written by a master, a classic, readable, and authoritative text highly recommended. READER REVIEW: A wonderful book of enormous scope ranging from the first Europeans 700,000 years ago through Neanderthal man including an examination of tools and techniques for survival; through the pre-historic Neolithic stone ages and into the beginnings of civilization in Greece and Crete. A really remarkable book, very readable yet immensely informative. Slightly dated, but history has not changed, and this is a timeless classic. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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