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Deep History : the Architecture of Past and Present.

Author: Andrew Shryock; Mary Stiner; Thomas Trautmann; Timothy Earle; Gillian (Au ; Feeley-harnik
Publisher: University of California Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This breakthrough book brings science into history to offer a dazzling new vision of humanity across time. Team-written by leading experts in a variety of fields, it maps events, cultures, and eras across millions of years to present a new scale for understanding the human body, energy and ecosystems, language, food, kinship, migration, and more.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Shryock; Mary Stiner; Thomas Trautmann; Timothy Earle; Gillian (Au ; Feeley-harnik
ISBN: 9780520274624 0520274628 9780520270282 0520270282
OCLC Number: 820141668
Description: 360 pages
Contents: List of Figures Preface A Note on Dates PART ONE. PROBLEMS AND ORIENTATIONS 1. Introduction Andrew Shryock and Daniel Lord Smail 2. Imagining the Human in Deep Time Andrew Shryock, Thomas R. Trautmann, and Clive Gamble PART TWO. FRAMES FOR HISTORY IN DEEP TIME 3. Body Daniel Lord Smail and Andrew Shryock 4. Energy and Ecosystems Mary C. Stiner and Gillian Feeley-Harnik 5. Language April McMahon, Thomas R. Trautmann, and Andrew Shryock PART THREE. SHARED SUBSTANCE 6. Food Felipe Fernandez-Armesto with Daniel Lord Smail 7. Deep Kinship Thomas R. Trautmann, Gillian Feeley-Harnik, and John C. Mitani PART FOUR. HUMAN EXPANSION 8. Migration Timothy Earle and Clive Gamble with Hendrik Poinar 9. Goods Daniel Lord Smail, Mary C. Stiner, and Timothy Earle 10. Scale Mary C. Stiner, Timothy Earle, Daniel Lord Smail, and Andrew Shryock Notes Bibliography Contributors Index

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