Dorothy Garrod and the Progress of the Palaeolithic

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Oxbow Books, Mar 20, 2017 - Social Science - 282 pages
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Dorothy Garrod opened many doors; not only was she the first female professor at Cambridge University, but she illuminated - and in some cases initiated - some of prehistoric archaeology's most central issues. The quiet yet self possessed woman was best known as a fieldworker, often venturing into dangerous regions such as Kurdistan. Her first and highly successful excavation revealed fragments of Neanderthal fossils in Gibralter. This volume reviews modern research on this site, as well as exploring other issues which interested the Disney Professor of Archaeology: hominid remains from Mount Carmel; Palaeolithic sites in the Zagros Mountains, Bulgaria and Britain; and the cultural evidence for the beginning of Near Eastern food production, which Garrod called Natufian. Also included are papers concerned with her life, background and published work. The topics' span and continuing relevance are testament to Dorothy Garrod's remarkable character and great achievements.
 

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Contents

A Short Biography W Davies
1
2 Dorothy Garrods Application for the Disney Professorship 1939
15
Dorothy Garrod Devon and the British Palaeolithic A J Roberts
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4 Some observations on the British Earlier Upper Palaeolithic R M Jacobi
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5 Unlocking the Inhospitable S Swainston
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6 Garrod and the Belgian Creswellian R Charles
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the end of a fiasco P G Bahn and A C Renfrew
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New Excavations at Gorhams and Vanguard Caves C B Stringer R N E Barton A P Currant J C Finlayson P Goldberg R Macphail and P B Pettitt
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11 The Genesis and Age of Mousterian Palaeosols in the Carmel Coastal Plain Israel A Ronen A Tsatskin and S A Laukhin
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12 The Impact of Dorothy Garrods Excavations in the Lebanon on the Palaeolithic of the Near East L Copeland
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13 The Early Upper Palaeolithic in the Zagros Mountains D Olzewski
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14 The Zarzian Industry of the Zagros Mountains G A Wahida
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Dorothy Garrod and the Natufian Culture B Boyd
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a Coherent Thought? F Valla
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17 Nina Frances Layard Prehistorian 18531935 S Plunkett
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Reworking the Early Upper Palaeolithic in Europe W Davies
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9 The Evolution of the Balkan Aurignacian J K Kozłowski
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60 years of research A BelferCohen and O BarYosef
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19 Bibliography of Garrods Published Works
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