To the Islands: An Archaeologist's Relentless Quest to Find the Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Hebrides

To the Islands An Archaeologist s Relentless Quest to Find the Prehistoric Hunter Gatherers of the Hebrides A personal memoir of archaeologist Steven Mithen s year quest to uncover the world of Mesolithic hunter gatherers in the Western Isles and an elegiac defense of archaeology as a lifelong passion

  • Title: To the Islands: An Archaeologist's Relentless Quest to Find the Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers of the Hebrides
  • Author: Steven Mithen
  • ISBN: 9781906120559
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A personal memoir of archaeologist Steven Mithen s 25 year quest to uncover the world of Mesolithic hunter gatherers in the Western Isles and an elegiac defense of archaeology as a lifelong passion.

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    1. Mithen believes that to understand the people of the Mesolithic requires a detailed understanding of their lives in the context of the environment and landscape they inhabit. The fish they could catch, the deer they could hunt, the trees and plants that surrounded them, the way they would have been inspired by the land itself. His early research using computer models to predict how hunter-gatherers might exploit the natural resources, led to repeated visits to the Hebrides to try and understand [...]

    2. Steven Mithen's fascination with the Mesolithic people who inhabited the Hebrides has led him on a fascinating archaeological journey. In "To The Islands" he retells his story. His intellectual drive and the peace and stunning scenery of the Hebrides make for a compelling and immersive read.

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