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Timothy Taylor

Stories

  • Prehistoric buildings hold an overlooked social complexity

    Prehistoric buildings hold an overlooked social complexitySubscription

    27 December, 2011Comments (2)

    The discovery of the oldest known wooden stairway in Europe, preserved in an Alpine saltmine, revealed astonishing levels of design sophistication among some of our distant ancestors. Timothy Taylor muses on Bronze Age construction and placemaking and the effects that prehistoric architecture may have had on social control.