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V. Gordon Childe and the vocabulary of revolutionary change

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Kevin Greene


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Because Childe wrote extensively for non-archaeologists and the public his Neolithic and Urban Revolutions have continued to influence historians in general - and historians of technology in particular - into the 1990s. This paper examines their influence, while noting significant changes in Childe's terminology and use of analogy between 1928 and 1957.

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Author(s): Greene K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antiquity

Year: 1999

Volume: 73

Issue: 279

Pages: 97-109

Print publication date: 01/03/1999

ISSN (print): 0003-598X

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