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Gamble, Clive

Works: 80 works in 424 publications in 4 languages and 11,212 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Clive Gamble
In search of the Neanderthals : solving the puzzle of human origins by Chris Stringer( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What, then, was the fate of the Neanderthals? Stringer and Gamble argue that, capable and intelligent as they were, they eventually proved no match for the better-organized, better-equipped newcomers. They did not evolve into modern humans: they simply died out. This important study, incorporating a photographic catalogue of key fossil finds, provides the most up-to-date account of current knowledge about the Neanderthals and their world. For anthropologists, archaeologists, ecologists, evolutionary biologists, palaeontologists - for anyone interested in where we came from - it is essential reading
Timewalkers : the prehistory of global colonization by Clive Gamble( Book )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notion of progress still bedevils our conception of prehistory, with human evolution persistently seen as a movement from inferior to superior, primitive to advanced, simple to complex. Timewalkers extricates prehistory from the myths and distortions created by this view of the past. By focusing on changes in behavior and stressing the deliberate human purpose our ancestors displayed in their migrations, Clive Gamble produces a fresh and frankly provocative synthesis of the archaeology of the last three million years. This new approach to human prehistory proceeds from a detailed study of global colonization rather than a conventional reassessment of fossil remains and stone tools. Gamble reconsiders the remarkable record of geographical expansion that began with the early hominids of sub-Saharan Africa who spread to new continents, to the marginal environments of desert and taiga, and to islands in the oceans and the Mediterranean. Through this astonishing dispersal of humans, which exceeds that of all other mammals, he traces calculated responses to variations in climate and environment. As he interprets these migrations in terms of behavioral change in a social and ecological context, Gamble offers a revealing critique of the attitudes of early European explorers, on which so much of nineteenth- and twentieth-century archaeology unquestioningly rested. Timewalkers makes the latest findings of prehistoric archaeology accessible in a readable, coherent form. Gamble's novel reinterpretation of this evidence, presented with wit and authority, enlarges and enlivens our understanding of human action and motivation in the distant past
The Palaeolithic societies of Europe by Clive Gamble( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Clive Gamble challenges the established view that the social life of Europeans over the 500,000 years of the European Palaeolithic must remain a mystery. In the past forty years archaeologists have recovered a wealth of information from sites throughout the continent. Professor Gamble now introduces a new approach to this material. He interrogates the archaeological evidence from stone tools, hunting and campsites for information on the scale of social interaction, and the forms of social life. Taking a pan-European view of the archaeological evidence, he reconstructs ancient human societies, and introduces new perspectives on the unique social experience of human beings."--Jacket
Archaeology, the basics by Clive Gamble( Book )

47 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fully updated, Archaeology: The Basics 2nd edition has been revised to reflect growth in areas such as material culture, human evolution and the political use of the past." "From everyday examples to the more obscure, this is essential reading for all students, independent archaeologists and all those who want to know more about archaeological thought, history and practice."--Jacket
The palaeolithic settlement of Europe by Clive Gamble( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking big : how the evolution of social life shaped the human mind by Clive Gamble( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When and how did the brains of our hominin ancestors become human minds? When and why did our capacity for language or art, music and dance evolve? It is the contention of this pathbreaking and provocative book that it was the need for early humans to live in ever-larger social groups, and to maintain social relations over ever-greater distances the ability to think big that drove the enlargement of the human brain and the development of the human mind. This social brain hypothesis, put forward by evolutionary psychologists such as Robin Dunbar, one of the authors of this book, can be tested against archaeological and fossil evidence, as archaeologists Clive Gamble and John Gowlett show in the second part of Thinking Big. Along the way, the three authors touch on subjects as diverse and diverting as the switch from finger-tip grooming to vocal grooming or the crucial importance of making fire for the lengthening of the social day. Ultimately, the social worlds we inhabit today can be traced back to our Stone Age ancestors
Origins and revolutions : human identity in earliest prehistory by Clive Gamble( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What changed in the three million years of human evolution? Were there tipping points that made us more recognisably human? In this study, Clive Gamble presents and questions two of the most famous descriptions of change in prehistory. The first is the human revolution when evidence for art, music, religion and language appears. The second is the economic and social revolution of the Neolithic. Gamble identifies the historical agendas behind research on origins. He proposes an alternative approach that relates the study of change to the material basis of human identity. Rather than revolutionary stages, Gamble makes the case that our earliest prehistory is a story of mutual relationships between people and their technology
Beyond domestication in prehistoric Europe : investigations in subsistence archaeology and social complexity( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hominid individual in context : archaeological investigations of Lower and Middle Palaeolithic landscapes, locales and artefacts by Clive Gamble( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores new approaches to the remarkably detailed information that archaeologists now have for the study of our early ancestors
Cultural identity and archaeology : the construction of European communities by Clive Gamble( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural identity is a key area of debate in contemporary Europe. Despite widespread use of the past in the construction of ethnic, national and European identity, theories of cultural identity have been neglected in archaeology. Focusing on the interrelationships between concepts of cultural identity today and the interpretation of past cultural groups, Cultural Identity and Archaeology offers proactive archaeological perspectives in the debate surrounding European identities. This fascinating and thought-provoking book covers three key areas. It considers how material remains are used in the interpretation of cultural identities, for example 'pan-Celtic culture' and 'Bronze Age Europe'. Finally, it looks at archaeological evidence for the construction of cultural identities in the European past. The authors are critical of monolithic constructions of Europe, and also of the ethnic and national groups within it. in place of such exclusive cultural, political and territorial entities the book argues for a consideration of the diverse, hybrid and multiple nature of European cultural identities
Social brain, distributed mind by distributed mind Social brain( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To understand who we are and why we are, we need to understand both modern humans and the ancestral stages that brought us to this point. The core to that story has been the role of evolving cognition -the social brain - in mediating the changes in behaviour that we see in the archaeological record. This volume brings together two powerful approaches - the social brain hypothesis and the concept of the distributed mind. The volume compares perspectives on these two approaches from a range of disciplines, including archaeology, psychology, philosophy, sociology and the cognitive and evolutionary sciences. A particular focus is on the role that material culture plays as a scaffold for distributed cognition, and how almost three million years of artefact and tool uses provides the data for tracing key changes in areas such as language, technology, kinship, music, social networks and the politics of local, everyday interaction in small-world societies. A second focus is on how, during the course of hominin evolution, increasingly large spatially distributed communities created stresses that threatened social cohesion. This volume offers the possibility of new insights into the evolution of human cognition and social lives that will further our understanding of the relationship between mind and world
Settling the earth : the archaeology of deep human history by Clive Gamble( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this worldwide survey, Clive Gamble explores the evolution of the human imagination, without which we would not have become a global species. He sets out to determine the cognitive and social basis for our imaginative capacity and traces the evidence back into deep human history. He argues that it was the imaginative ability to "go beyond" and to create societies where people lived apart yet stayed in touch that made us such effective world settlers. To make his case Gamble brings together information from a wide range of disciplines: psychology, cognitive science, archaeology, palaeoanthropology, archaeogenetics, geography, quaternary science and anthropology. He presents a novel deep history that combines the archaeological evidence for fossil hominins with the selective forces of Pleistocene climate change, engages with the archaeogeneticists' models for population dispersal and displacement, and ends with the Europeans' rediscovery of the deep history settlement of the earth"--
The World at 18 000 BP( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnoarchaeological approaches to mobile campsites : hunter-gatherer and pastoralist case studies( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australien/Neuseeland - Asien/Afrika - Neuzeit - Ethnologie
Lucy to language : the benchmark papers( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume readdresses the past contribution from archaeology towards the study of evolutionary issues, and ties evolutionary psychology into the extensive historical data from the past, allowing us to escape the confined timeframe of the comparatively recent human mind and explore the question of just what it is that makes us so different
Sampling in contemporary British archaeology by Role of Sampling in Contemporary British Archaeology (Conference)( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Middle Palaeolithic occupation of Europe( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silex - Klima - Umwelt
The Upper Palaeolithic Revolution in global perspective : papers in honour of Sir Paul Mellars by Katherine Boyle( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution, Denken, Kultur das soziale Gehirn und die Entstehung des Menschlichen by Clive Gamble( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Entdeckung der Gemeinsamkeit Dieses bemerkenswerte Buch, das die Evolution und die Archäologie des menschlichen Sozialverhaltens zusammenführt, spannt den Bogen von den sozialen Gruppen der Steinzeit bis zu den modernen digitalen Netzwerken {u2013} und zeigt, dass wir heute in sozialen Welten leben, die sich tief in unserer evolutionären Vergangenheit entwickelt haben. Sie werden in diesem Jahr kein wichtigeres Buch lesen. Es könnte uns ein bisschen weiser in unserer Selbsteinschätzung machen. Minerva Ein wunderbares Kompendium von Geschichte, Theorien und faszinierenden Experimenten, das Sie durchweg fesseln wird. BBC Focus In einem Stil geschrieben, der in so bewundernswerter Weise wissenschaftliches Fachvokabular und Soziologenjargon vermeidet, dass man nicht mehr als ein normales menschliches Gehirn braucht, um es zu lesen und zu verstehen {u2026} eine sehr wertvolle Zusammenfassung unseres gegenwärtigen Wissens über die Evolution des Menschen und den möglichen Ursprung und die Entwicklung [solcher] menschlicher Eigenschaften und Fähigkeiten {u2026} Evolution, Denken, Kultur ist wie der Urknall: wahrscheinlich noch nicht die ganze Antwort, aber zweifellos schon die Erklärung einer großen Zahl beobachtbarer Phänomene, und für die Debatte und Weiterentwicklung unserer Vorstellungen über die Ursprünge und die Evolution der menschlichen Kognition wird es auf Jahrzehnte hinaus als führendes Modell dienen. Society of Antiquaries Newsletter Ein dramatischer Schlag gegen den 2Steine und Knochen3-Ansatz der Archäologie. New Scientist Zugleich ein Triumph der Zusammenarbeit und eine packende Detektivgeschichte. New Statesman _____ Wann und wie entwickelte sich das Gehirn unserer frühen Vorfahren zu einem menschlichen Gehirn? Wann und wie entstand in der Evolution unsere Fähigkeit, zu sprechen und Kunstwerke zu schaffen, zu musizieren und zu tanzen? Die Größe der sozialen Gruppen, in denen Menschen heute leben {u2013} Angehörige, Freunde, Bekannte {u2013}, beträgt ungefähr 150 Personen. Diese {u201E}Dunbar-Zahl2 liegt etwa dreifach höher als bei Menschenaffen und unseren ältesten Vorfahren. Wie die Autoren dieses bahnbrechenden Buches darlegen, waren die frühen Menschen im Kampf ums Überleben gezwungen, sich zu immer größeren Gruppen zusammenzuschließen und zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen über weite Distanzen aufrechtzuerhalten. Sie mussten {u201E}im Großen denken2, und dies wiederum trieb sowohl das Wachstum des menschlichen Gehirns als auch die Entstehung des menschlichen Geistes voran. Aus dem gegenseitigen Kraulen der Menschenaffen erwuchs die für Menschen kennzeichnende sprachliche Zuwendung. Musik und Tanz verstärkten die Bindungen zwischen ihnen. Und die Beherrschung des Feuers verlängerte den Tag für zwischenmenschliche Aktivitäten. Heute beherrschen soz iale Netzwerke die Welt. Doch erstaunlicherweise entspricht die Zahl unserer Facebook- oder Twitter-Kontakte im Mittel der Dunbar-Zahl. Offenbar leben wir immer noch in einer sozialen Welt, die ihre Wurzeln tief in unserer Evolutionsvergangenheit hat {u2013} am Lagerfeuer, auf der Jagd und in den Graslandschaften Afrikas.
Prehistoric Europe by T. C Champion( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Timewalkers : the prehistory of global colonization
Alternative Names
Clive Gamble British anthropologist and archaeologist

Clive Gamble Brits antropoloog

Gamble, C. S.

Gamble, C. S. 1951-

Gamble, C. S. (Clive Stephen)

Gamble, C. S. (Clive Stephen), 1951-

Gamble, Clive

Gamble, Clive S.

Gamble, Clive S. 1951-

갬블, 클라이브 1951-

ギャンブル, C.

ギャンブル, クライヴ

Timewalkers : the prehistory of global colonizationThe Palaeolithic societies of EuropeArchaeology, the basicsThe palaeolithic settlement of EuropeOrigins and revolutions : human identity in earliest prehistoryThe hominid individual in context : archaeological investigations of Lower and Middle Palaeolithic landscapes, locales and artefactsSocial brain, distributed mindThe Upper Palaeolithic Revolution in global perspective : papers in honour of Sir Paul MellarsPrehistoric Europe