Title Paleolithic Man and Terramara Settlements in Europe
Book Condition Good
Edition Presumed First Edition
Size 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher Edinburgh, Scotland Oliver and Boyd 1912
Seller ID 007495
Printed and presumed bound in Scotland. Being the Munro Lectures in Anthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology in connection with the University of Edinburgh and delivered during February and March 1912. Brown buckram binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Bumped spine tail, and with bumping to the upper corners. A very clean binding. Hinges giving very slightly; text block remains firmly bound in. 9.75 x 7 inches. A few discreet ex library stampings to a few of the pages. With xxi and 507 numbered pages, including interspersed throughout the text 174 B&W figures and 75 monochrome photoplates, full-page and on semi-glossy paper. Apart from the aforementioned ex library markings, an exceptionally clean copy, and rather tight. A Very Good copy. "Terramara is a technology complex mainly of the central Po valley, in Emilia-Romagna, Northern Italy, dating to the Middle and Late Bronze Age ca. 1700-1150 BC. It takes its name from the black earth residue of settlement mounds. Terramara is from terra marna, marl-earth, where marl is a lacustrine deposit. It may be any color but in agricultural lands it is most typically black, giving rise to the black earth identification of it. The population of the terramara sites is called the terramaricoli. The sites were excavated exhaustively in 1860-1910."