Taylor, Timothy 1960 July 10-
Most widely held works by Timothy Taylor
The atlas of archaeology by Michael Aston ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 949 libraries worldwide
Shows 1200 sites from around the world with explanations of hunter-gatherer societies to pottery found from 3700 B.C.E to the rituals surrounding a Saxon burial.
The prehistory of sex : four million years of human sexual culture by Timothy Taylor ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 913 libraries worldwide
Taylor draws on recent archaeological discoveries such as skeletons of Amazon women, golden penis sheaths, the charred remains of aphrodisiac herbs, and a wealth of prehistoric erotic art to trace practices such as contraception, homosexuality, transsexuality, prostitution, sadomasochism, and bestiality back to their ancient origins. He makes the startling claim that although humans have used contraceptives from the very earliest times to separate sex from reproduction, techniques to maximize population growth were developed only when farming began - a revolution involving control of animals' sex lives, widespread oppression of women, and an attitude to nature that continues to have devastating ecological consequences. He draws the radical conclusion that the evolution of our species has been shaped not only by the survival of the fittest but by the very sexual choices our ancestors made.
The buried soul : how humans invented death by Timothy Taylor ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
"Do cannibals exist? It there evidence for contemporary human sacrifice? What are vampires? The Buried Soul charts the story of the human response to death from prehistory to the present day. At some moment in human history, our ancestors invented "death." Retracing four million years, this book investigates the many ways that humans, in facing death, first understood what it was to be alive. Their confrontation with mortality survives in early accounts of sacrifices, in blindfolded bodies preserved in peat bogs, and in the elaborate burials of disabled or deformed individuals among Neanderthals and the people of the Ice Age." "Timothy Taylor has spent his life sifting through the relics of encounters with death. In The Buried Soul he gathers evidence of how the ancients saw their universe and asks how we came to have not only a sense of the afterlife but also an image of the soul."--BOOK JACKET.
The artificial ape : how technology changed the course of human evolution by Timothy Taylor ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
"While Darwin's theory explains our common descent, scientists have grappled with the reasons why human evolution defies the principles of natural selection and why, although we dominate the planet, we have become the weakest ape. In this fascinating narrative, leading archaeologist Timothy Taylor proposes that it was our early adoption of tools, objects, and, now, technology that changed us, demonstrating how: - baby slings made out of animal fur freed up our arms up to use tools; - clothes kept us warm, reducing our need for body hair; - shelter protected us from the elements and led our bodies to become slighter and physically weaker. Drawing on the latest fossil evidence, Taylor shows how humans made choices that assumed greater control over their own evolution"--
The perfect corpse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Forensic scientists piece together the circumstances of the death of Old Croghan Man, a headless Iron Age corpse discovered in a bog in Ireland and thought to have been the sacrificial victim of Celtic ritual.
Behind the scenes at Time team by Timothy Taylor ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
The prehistory of sex : four million years of human sexual culture / Timothy Taylor by Timothy Taylor ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Time Team's timechester : a family guide to archaeology by Carenza Lewis ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Real vampires ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Archaeologist Timothy Taylor and anthropologist Kathryn Denning set out on a global quest to discover the origins of the vampire myth and to find out why these creatures continue to have such a hold on our imaginations.
Antiquities Antiquities, Prehistoric Archaeology Blood accusation Bog bodies Burial Civilization, Ancient Comparative studies Corpse removals Cross-cultural studies Death Death--Social aspects Documentary television programs Excavations (Archaeology) Extinct cities Folklore Forensic anthropology Funeral rites and ceremonies Funeral rites and ceremonies, Ancient Great Britain History History--Antiquities Human evolution Human remains (Archaeology) Human sacrifice Human settlements Ireland Iron age Popular works Sex customs Vampires Video recordings--for people with visual disabilities Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Taylor, Tim, 1960 July 10-
Taylor, Timothy T.