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The Human Past (3rd Ed)

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The Human Past (3rd Ed)

The Human Past - World Prehistory & the Development of Human Societies (3rd Ed)
by Chris Scarre

Language: English
Thames & Hudson | February 2013 | ISBN-10: 0500290636 | PDF | 784 pages | 109 MB

A comprehensive and indispensable guide to world prehistory and how archaeology helps us to understand the enormous diversity of the human past.
The text has established itself as a thorough and authoritative survey of human prehistory and the development of civilizations. Written by an international team of acknowledged experts, it presents a streamlined overview through a series of chapters focusing on individual regions and time periods. The Third Edition has been completely revised to offer updated scholarship and discoveries and features new color illustrations. 788 illustrations, 296 in color
BRIEF CONTENTS

CONTRIBUTORS 17
PREFACE 19
TIMELINE 22
1 Introduction: The Study of the Human Past 24
PART I • THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANITY 6 million to 11,500 years ago 44
2 African Origins 46
3 Hominin Dispersals in the Old World 84
4 The Rise of Modern Humans 124
PART II • AFTER THE ICE 11,500 years ago to the Early Civilizations 174
5 The World Transformed: From Foragers and Farmers to States and Empires 176
6 From Foragers to Complex Societies in Southwest Asia 200
7 East Asian Agriculture and its Impact 234
8 Australia and the Pacific Basin During the Holocene 264
9 Origins of Food-producing Economies in the Americas 306
10 Holocene Africa 350
11 Holocene Europe 392
12 Peoples and Complex Societies of Ancient Southwest Asia 432
13 The Mediterranean World 472
14 South Asia: From Early Villages to Buddhism 518
15 Complex Societies of East and Southeast Asia 552
16 Mesoamerican Civilization 594
17 From Village to Empire in South America 640
18 Complex Societies of North America 678
19 The Human Past: Retrospect and Prospect 716
GLOSSARY 721
BIBLIOGRAPHY 724
SOURCES OF ILLUSTRATIONS 759
INDEX 762


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