The illustrated encyclopedia of prehistoric man
From Dr Jan JELINEK
Published by Gründ in 1980. ISBN 2-70000-1308-5. The book is 560 pages long. It contains 860 black and white photos and drawings and 64 colour plates.
Table of Contents :
- Preface, p. 7
- Chronology of humanity's evolution, p 7
- The genesis of humanity, p 10
- The cultural evolution of humanity p 12
- The origins of humanity's development, p. 15 to 118
- Flint knapped tools - Fabrication and use, p 119 to 210
- Paleolithic mansions and habitats, pp. 211-274
- Paleolithic art, p. 275 to 509
- Glossary of terms
- Origin of illustrations
I bought this book in Les Eyzies de Tayac ( Dordogne - France ), at the beginning of the 2000s for 22€. I already knew this book well, having often borrowed it as a child from my little cousin's library. It is in very poor condition, but I don't mind. I still give it a score of 10/10 because this book, which comes from Czechoslovakia, speaks of all European prehistory. In addition, the prehistory of the former eastern countries occupies a large place in this work. Which is rather rare and welcome! Even if it has aged on some texts, this book thanks to its hundreds of illustrations remains for me a mine of invaluable information. It contains some illustrations of Z. Burian I'm a fan of.
We will discuss this in a future article on another book.
October 3, 2016