Earliest Italy

An Overview of the Italian Paleolithic and Mesolithic

  • Margherita Mussi

Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pages 55-99
  3. Pages 101-165
  4. Pages 283-388
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 389-401

About this book


A synthesis of Italian prehistory spanning more than 600,000 years beginning with the Lower Paleolithic and ending with the last hunter-gatherers. The author treats such issues as the development of social structure, the rise and fall of specific cultural traditions, climate change, and environmental adaptation and exploitation and includes detailed descriptions of the most important sites and a comprehensive list of bibliographic references to original sources.


aurignacian culture holocene hunter-gatherer italian paleolithic landscape mesolithic paleolithic prehistory

Authors and affiliations

  • Margherita Mussi
    • 1
  1. 1.Università di Roma “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46463-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47195-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2722
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