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Ancient Peoples and Places
Publisher: Thames & Hudson. Country: U.K. Date: 1955- .
Reprinted in U.S. by Praeger in 1960s.

Denmark Before the Vikings by Ole Klindt-Jensen. Translated from the Danish by Eva and David Wilson.

London, Thames and Hudson, 1957 (Ancient Peoples and Places, 4).

Hardback with dustwrapper. 212 pages. 73 photographs, 15 line drawings, 1 map. Index, bibliography and notes. Size: Octavo.

Publisher's blurb: "The people of Denmark delight in their prehistory~and with reason, for in this small corner of Western Europe the products of the prehistoric periods are more intrinsically interesting and beautiful than those of any comparable area north of the Mediterranean. Long before the British had established a department in their National Museum for the antiquities of their own country, the Museum of Northern Antiquities was one of the great attractions of Copenhagen. Since the foundation of this Museum in 1807, Danish archaeologists have been in the van of progress in both the technical and theoretical aspects of archaeology, and the names of the great directors of the National Museum, Thomsen, Worsaae, and Sophus Muller, are honored by archaeologists the world over. Denmark is the land of the Tollund man~the land of the oldest surviving boat in Northern Europe, of the enormous silver cauldron from Gundestrup, the Trundholm sun~chariot and the fabulous golden horns of Gallehus. Traders in the Bronze Age carried amber from the shores of Jutland to the civilized Mediterranean world. From southern Denmark came the Angles and Jutes to invade England. It was in Denmark that the barbaric sacrifices and ceremonies described by Tacitus were practised. The fascinating story of Danish prehistory, until the coming of the Vikings, is revealed to us by Dr. Klindt-Jensen, the first professional Danish archaeologist in this century to present us with a book in the English language on the subject: a book at once up to date, authoritative, and complete in itself."


Series Note: This major Thames & Hudson book series was launched in the mid-1950s under the editorship (1955-86) of the Welsh archaelogist, writer and broadcaster Glyn Daniel. More than 110 titles were published over a 34 year period and helped foster an interest in archaeology among a wider public.

This series was reprinted in the 1960s in the U.S. by Praeger.

Serial Number/Title/Author/Year

1. Peru by Geoffrey Hext Sutherland Bushnell. 1957.
The Scythians by Tamara Talbot Rice. 1957.
3. Sicily Before the Greeks by L. B. Brea. 1957.
4. Denmark Before the Vikings by Ole Klindt-Jensen. 1957.
5. The Low Countries by Sigfried J. De Laet
6. The Celts by T. G. E. Powell
7. Etruscans by Raymond Bloch
8. Early Christian Ireland by Máire De Paor
9. Wessex before the Celts by J. F. S. Stone
10. Japan before Buddhism by J. Edward Kidder

11. Malta by John Davies Evans
12. Early India and Pakistan to Ashoka by Sir Mortimer Wheeler
13. Brittany by Pierre-Roland Giot
14. East Anglia by R Rainbird Clarke
15. The Origins of Rome by Raymond Bloch
16. The Anglo-Saxons by David M. Wilson
17. The Lapps by Roberto Bosi
18. The Egyptians by Cyril Aldred
19. The Early Christians by Michael Gough
20. The Seljuks in Asia Minor by Tamara Talbot Rice

21. The Vikings by Holger Arbman
22. Czechoslovakia before the Slavs by Evzen Neustupny and Jiri Neustupny
23. China Before the Han Dynasty by William Watson
24. The Greeks until Alexander by Robert Manuel Cook
25. Writing by David Diringer
26. The Phoenicians by Donald B. Harden
27. The Byzantines by David Talbot Rice
28. The Greeks in the West by A. G. Woodhead
29. Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs by Michael D. Coe
30. Sweden by Mårten Stenberger

31. The Greeks in Ionia and the East by J. M. Cook
32. The Balts by Marija Gimbutas
33. Troy and the Trojans by Carl William Blegen
34. Celtic Britain by Nora K. Chadwick
35. Sardinia by Margaret Guido
36. The Iberians by Antonio Arribas 36
37. Bones, Bodies and Disease by Calvin Wells
38. The Canaanites by John Gray
39. The Mycenaeans by William Taylour
40. New Grange and the Bend of the Boyne by Sean P. O'Riordain

41. South West England by Aileen Fox
42. The Medes and Persians by William Culican
43. The Art of the Romans by J. M. C. Toynbee
44. Colombia by Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff
45. Poland by Konrad Jazdzewski
46. Southern Africa During the Iron Age by Brian M. Fagan
47. Central and Southern Italy before Rome by David H. Trump
48. Archaeology Under Water by George F. Bass
49. Ecuador by Betty J. Meggers
50. Republican Rome by Alexander Hugh McDonald

51. The Georgians by David Marshall Lang
52. The Maya by Michael D. Coe
53. Finland by Ella Kivikoski
54. The Picts by Isabel Henderson
55. Meroe: A Civilization of the Sudan by P. L. Shinnie
56. Norway by Anders Hagen
57. Romania by Dumitru Berciu
58. Pagan Scandinavia by Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
59. The Parthians by Malcolm A. R. Colledge
60. The City of Constantinople by Michael Maclagan

61. Spain and Portugal: The Prehistory of the Iberian Peninsula by H. N. Savory
62. Tarquinia and Etruscan Origins by Hugh Hencken
63. The Druids by Stuart Piggott
64. The Mongols by E. D. Phillips
65. The Prehistory of Australia by D. J. Mulvaney
66. Food in Antiquity: A Survey of the Diet of Early Peoples by Don R. Brothwell
67. Medieval Civilization in Germany, 800-1273 by Franz H. Bauml
68. The Armenians by Sirarpie Der Nersessian
69. South East England by Ronald Jessup
70. The Upper Amazon by Donald Ward Lathrap

71. The Abyssinians by David Roden Buxton
72. The Prehistory of Africa by J. Desmond Clark
73. The Sarmatians by Tadeusz Sulimirski
74. The Slavs by Marija Gimbutas
75. The Minoans: The Story of Bronze Age Crete by Sinclair Hood
76. Northern Italy before Rome by Lawrence Barfield
77. Jugoslavia before the Roman Conquest by John Alexander
78. Early Buddhist Japan by J. Edward Kidder
79. Central Asia: Turkmenia Before the Achaemenids by V. M. Masson
80. Britain and the Western Seaways by E. G. Bowen

81. The Balearic Islands by Luis Pericot Garcia
82. Crusaders in Syria and the Holy Land by R. C. Smail
83. The Hittites: And Their Contemporaries in Asia Minor by J. G. MacQueen
84. The Bulgarians by David Marshall Lang
85. Nubia under the Pharaohs by Bruce G. Trigger
86. Switzerland: From Earliest Times to the Roman Conquest by Marc Rodolphe Sauter
87. The Eskimos and Aleuts by Don Dumond
88. Nigeria: Its Archaeology and Early History by Thurstan Shaw
89. The Sea Peoples by N. K. Sandars
90. Archaeological Sites in Their Setting by Claudio Vita-Finzi

91. The Catacombs: Life and Death in Early Christianity by James Stevenson
92. Polynesians: Prehistory of an Island People by Peter Bellwood
93. The Cave Artists by Ann Sieveking
94. Babylon by Joan Oates
95. The Spartans by L. F. Fitzhardinge
96. The Maya by Michael D. Coe
97. The Beaker Folk by Richard J. Harrison
98. Thracians by Ralph F. Hoddinott
99. Scotland: Archaeology and Early History by Graham Ritchie
100. A Short History of Archaeology by Glyn Daniel

101. Cyprus, from the Stone Age to the Romans by Vassos Karageorghis
102. The Vikings and America by Erik Wahlgren
103. Celtic Britain by Charles Thomas
104. Pre-Christian Ireland: From the First Settlers to the Early Celts by Peter Harbison
105. Spain at the Dawn of History: Iberians, Phoenicians and Greeks by Richard J. Harrison
106. People of the Wetlands: Bogs, Bodies and Lake-Dwellers by Bryony Coles
107. The Aztecs by Richard F. Townsend
108. Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest by Stephen Plog
109. Angkor and the Khmer Civilization by Michael D. Coe
110. The Moundbuilders: Ancient Peoples of Eastern North America by George R. Milner

111. The Olmecs: America's First Civilization by Richard A. Diehl
112. The First North Americans: An Archaeological Journey by Brian M. Fagan

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Serial numbers not allocated or not yet identified
The Incas by Craig Morris and Adriana von Hagen

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