Technological Choices: Transformation in Material Cultures since the Neolithic
Pierre LemonnierISBN: 0415296447;
Technological Choices is an examination of the challenges technological innovations present to various cultures. Based on case studies covering a wide range of chronologies and geographies, this book moves rapidly from Neolithic Europe to the modern industrial age, stopping on the way to examine the tribes of Papua, New Guinea, rural Indian and North African societies and several European peasant communities. The techniques studied range from the manufacture of stone implements to the development of high-tech transportation devices.
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