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The peoples who inhabited Europe during the two millennia before the Roman conquests had established urban centers, large-scale production of goods such as pottery and iron tools, a money economy, and elaborate rituals and ceremonies. Yet as Peter Wells argues here, the visual world of these late prehistoric communities was profoundly different from those of ancient Rome's literate civilization and today's industrialized societies. Drawing on startling new research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Wells reconstructs how the peoples of pre-Roman Europe saw the world and their place in it. He sheds new light on how they communicated their thoughts, feelings, and visual perceptions through the everyday tools they shaped, the pottery and metal ornaments they decorated, and the arrangements of objects they made in their ritual places--and how these forms and patterns in turn shaped their experience. How Ancient Europeans Saw the World offers a completely new approach to the study of Bronze Age and Iron Age Europe, and represents a major challenge to existing views about prehistoric cultures. The book demonstrates why we cannot interpret the structures that Europe's pre-Roman inhabitants built in the landscape, the ways they arranged their settlements and burial sites, or the complex patterning of their art on the basis of what these things look like to us. Rather, we must view these objects and visual patterns as they were meant to be seen by the ancient peoples who fashioned them.

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9780691143385 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 6, 2012, cover price $38.95 | About this edition: The peoples who inhabited Europe during the two millennia before the Roman conquests had established urban centers, large-scale production of goods such as pottery and iron tools, a money economy, and elaborate rituals and ceremonies.

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9780691166759 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, June 23, 2015), cover price $24.95
9780536577733, titled "A Blueprint for Writing" | 2 edition (Ginn Pr, December 1, 1990), cover price $36.50 | also contains A Blueprint for Writing

By Peter S. Wells (editor)

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9781887829946, titled "Rome Beyond Its Frontiers: Imports, Attitudes and Practices" | Journal of Roman Archaeology, April 4, 2013, cover price $62.00

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Product Description: Did people in the Iron Age see their bronze figurines and sculpted stones differently from the way we see them today? How can we approach the problem of determining how they saw things? How different was their experience viewing these objects in the course of their use, from ours as we look at them in museum cases or through photographs in books? Recent research in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology forms the theoretical basis for a new approach to understanding the visual basis of communication in early Europe...read more

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9780715636824 | Bristol Classical Pr, July 30, 2008, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Did people in the Iron Age see their bronze figurines and sculpted stones differently from the way we see them today?

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Product Description: A rich and surprising look at the robust European culture that thrived after the collapse of Rome. The barbarians who destroyed the glory that was Rome demolished civilization along with it, and for the next four centuries the peasants and artisans of Europe barely held on...read more

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9780393060751 | W W Norton & Co Inc, July 1, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A surprising look at the least-appreciated yet profoundly important period of European history: the so-called Dark Ages.

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9780393335392 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, August 24, 2009), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A rich and surprising look at the robust European culture that thrived after the collapse of Rome.

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Product Description: In 1905, to the consternation of her family and in defiance of convention, the 48-year-old Duchess Paul Friedrich of Mecklenburg took up the practice of archaeology. In the nine years leading up to the First World War, she successfully excavated twenty-one sites in her home province of Carniola (modern Slovenia), acquiring the patronage of Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Josef I and German Kaiser Wilhelm II...read more
By Hillel S. Burger (photographer), Gloria Polizzotti Greis and Peter S. Wells (foreword by)

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9780873654043 | Peabody Museum of Archaeology &, April 30, 2006, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In 1905, to the consternation of her family and in defiance of convention, the 48-year-old Duchess Paul Friedrich of Mecklenburg took up the practice of archaeology.

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A chronicle of the defeat of the Roman army by German barbarian forces cites the contributions of a Roman traitor that led to the brutal deaths of three Roman legions during the Battle of Teutoburg Forest and caused the Roman empire to cease its expansion, noting the battle's ongoing impact on cultural borders today. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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9780393020281 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, October 1, 2003), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Chronicles the defeat of the Roman army by German barbarian forces, citing the contributions of a Roman traitor that led to the brutal deaths of three Roman legions during the Battle of Teutoburg Forest and caused the Roman empire to cease its expansion.

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9780393326437 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, September 1, 2004), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A chronicle of the defeat of the Roman army by German barbarian forces cites the contributions of a Roman traitor that led to the brutal deaths of three Roman legions during the Battle of Teutoburg Forest and caused the Roman empire to cease its expansion, noting the battle's ongoing impact on cultural borders today.

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Product Description: Who were the Iron Age peoples of Europe? Celts, Germans, Scythians: these are among the names that come to mind. But such names, and the characteristics associated with them, come to us from outside observers – Greek and Roman writers – rather than from their own words...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780715630365 | Bristol Classical Pr, October 1, 2001, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Who were the Iron Age peoples of Europe?

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A provocative reassessment of the relationship between Romans and 'barbarians' in Europe uses plentiful archeological evidence to debunk oversimplifications of Celtic and German culture, arguing that these pre-literate civilizations were much more sophisticated than their conquerors officially acknowledged and in fact helped shape the Roman Empire over time. (view table of contents)

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9780691058719 | Princeton Univ Dept of Art &, September 1, 1999, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: A provocative reassessment of the relationship between Romans and 'barbarians' in Europe uses plentiful archeological evidence to debunk oversimplifications of Celtic and German culture, arguing that these pre-literate civilizations were much more sophisticated than their conquerors officially acknowledged and in fact helped shape the Roman Empire over time.

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9780691089782 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, July 16, 2001), cover price $32.95

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Product Description: This volume presents preliminary results of three seasons of excavation at the Late Iron Age oppidum settlement of Kelheim, including analytical studies of materials recovered and interpretation of the significance of the findings...read more

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9781879621138 | Intl Monographs in Prehistory, December 1, 1993, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This volume presents preliminary results of three seasons of excavation at the Late Iron Age oppidum settlement of Kelheim, including analytical studies of materials recovered and interpretation of the significance of the findings.

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9781879621121 | Intl Monographs in Prehistory, December 1, 1993, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: This volume presents preliminary results of three seasons of excavation at the Late Iron Age oppidum settlement of Kelheim, including analytical studies of materials recovered and interpretation of the significance of the findings.

Product Description: A collection of 10 essays on `The legacy of Sutton Hoo' emerging from a conference organized by the University of Minnesota in 1989. Contributors include: Alan Stahl (the Sutton Hoo coin parcel) ; Edward Schoenfield and Jana Schulman (an economic assessment) ; Roberta Frank, Robert Creed (Beowulf and Sutton Hoo) ; Simon Keynes (Raedwald the Bretwalda) ; Wesley Stevens (sidereal time in Anglo-Saxon England) ; Else Roesdahl (princely burial in Scandinavia) ; Henrik Jansen (the archaeology of Danish commercial centres) ; Martin Carver (the future of Sutton Hoo) ...read more

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9780816620234 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, May 1, 1992, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: A collection of 10 essays on `The legacy of Sutton Hoo' emerging from a conference organized by the University of Minnesota in 1989.

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9780816620241 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, May 1, 1992, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A collection of 10 essays on `The legacy of Sutton Hoo' emerging from a conference organized by the University of Minnesota in 1989.

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Product Description: Book by Wells, Peter S.

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9780801492983 | Cornell Univ Pr, December 1, 1984, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Book by Wells, Peter S.

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Product Description: virtually brand new copy.

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9780801415548 | Cornell Univ Pr, December 1, 1984, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: virtually brand new copy.

Product Description: This volume presents data and analysis on settlement structure, subsistence patterns, manufacturing, and trade from the Peabody Museum's four seasons of excavation at Hascerkeller, Bavaria, a typical Central European agricultural community at the start of the final millennium B...read more

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9780873655392 | Peabody Museum of Archaeology &, February 1, 1984, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: This volume presents data and analysis on settlement structure, subsistence patterns, manufacturing, and trade from the Peabody Museum's four seasons of excavation at Hascerkeller, Bavaria, a typical Central European agricultural community at the start of the final millennium B.

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Product Description: These three volumes deal with the Iron Age grave materials from Magdalenska gora, excavated by the Duchess Paul Friedrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin. The Duchess of Mecklenburg, a member of an Austrian royal family with estates in Slovenia, conducted her excavations in the early years of the twentieth century...read more

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9780873655361 | Peabody Museum of Archaeology &, September 1, 1981, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: These three volumes deal with the Iron Age grave materials from Magdalenska gora, excavated by the Duchess Paul Friedrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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