S. A. Semenov’s Prehistoric Technology (1970)

 

In 2005, Mr. W. Thompson, English translator of Semenov’s book, Prehistoric Technology, agreed that a free CD-ROM version of the book be distributed in occasion of the conference “Prehistoric Technology” 40 years later: Functional studies and Russian Legacy, organized by L. Longo, N. Skakun and hosted by the Museo Civico of Storia Naturale of Verona that digitized the book (2005). It is this same version that we present here.  E. Masters, daughter of Mr. W. Thompson has authorized AWRANA to make this book freely available on the website (http://AWRANA.org/) for students to access easily. We would like to thank all these partners without whom the availability of this work on the association’s website would not have been possible. We would also like to thank Mr. Saracino, Museo di Storia Naturale-Verona for his efficient help in obtaining the authorizations.

Dr. Sylvie Beyries’ Note

 

English version available for free download:

 

Translator’s Note (p. I)

Contents, Illustrations, Translator’s Preface & Introduction (pp. III-XII, 1-7)

Section 1 – Methods (pp. 10-29)

Section 2 – Stone – Chapters 1-4 (pp. 32-44)

Section 2 – Stone – Chapter 4-cont. (pp. 45-57)

Section 2 – Stone – Chapter 4-cont. (pp. 58-68)

Section 2 – Stone – Chapter 4-cont. (pp. 69-78)

Section 2 – Stone – Chapters 4-5 (pp. 79-87)

Section 2 – Stone – Chapter 5-cont. (pp. 88-100)

Section 2 – Stone – Chapter 5-cont. (pp. 101-112)

Section 2 – Stone – Chapter 5-cont. (pp. 113-128)

Section 2 – Stone – Chapter 5-cont. (pp. 129-142)

Section 3 – Bone – Chapters 1-2 (pp. 143-160)

Section 3 – Bone – Chapters 2-4 (pp. 161-179)

Section 3 – Bone – Chapters 4-5 (pp. 180-195)

Section 4 – Regularity (pp. 198-206)

Index (pp. 207-211)