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The Great Paleolithic War: How Science Forged an Understanding of America's Ice Age Past

David J. Meltzer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293226
eISBN:
9780226293363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293363.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the late 19th and early 20th century the effort to determine when humans first came to North America defined the emerging discipline of American archaeology. It did so not just because some of the ... More


The Time Revolutionaries of 1859

Clive Gamble

in Making Deep History: Zeal, Perseverance, and the Time Revolution of 1859

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198870692
eISBN:
9780191913327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870692.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

The three principals, their partners, families, and networks are introduced. The chapter uses Darwin’s explanation of natural selection in 1857: ‘We have almost unlimited time; no-one but a practical ... More


Chronologies in Conflict

Peter Rowley-Conwy

in From Genesis to Prehistory: The Archaeological Three Age System and its Contested Reception in Denmark, Britain, and Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199227747
eISBN:
9780191917431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199227747.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

This book is about a radically new scientific concept, how it was developed and promulgated, and finally came to be generally accepted. The concept in question is the archaeological Three Age ... More


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