The meaning of ceraunia: archaeology, natural history and the interpretation of prehistoric stone artefacts in the eighteenth century

@article{Goodrum2002TheMO,
  title={The meaning of ceraunia: archaeology, natural history and the interpretation of prehistoric stone artefacts in the eighteenth century},
  author={M. Goodrum},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={35},
  pages={255 - 269}
}
  • M. Goodrum
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Historians of archaeology have noted that prehistoric stone artefacts were first identified as such during the seventeenth century, and a great deal has been written about the formulation of the idea of a Stone Age in the nineteenth century. Much less attention has been devoted to the study of prehistoric artefacts during the eighteenth century. Yet it was during this time that researchers first began systematically to collect, classify and interpret the cultural and historical meaning of these… Expand
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