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Recovering the Vestiges of Primeval Europe: Archaeology and the Significance of Stone Implements, 1750–1800

  title={Recovering the Vestiges of Primeval Europe: Archaeology and the Significance of Stone Implements, 1750–1800},
  author={Matthew R. Goodrum},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  pages={51 - 74}
  • M. Goodrum
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
For the antiquaries of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries who studied the few broken monuments and obscure artifacts that survived from the earliest periods of human history there was a dawning realization that these remote epochs were not as inaccessible as had previously been believed. This attitude was mirrored in geological research where natural historians were using fossils and geological formations to reconstruct the history of the earth, which was turning out to be considerably… Expand

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