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Human prehistory and the first civilizations

Author: Brian M Fagan; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., [2003]
Series: Great courses (DVD)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Narrative of the story of human origins and the many ties that still bind us deeply to the world before writing.
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Genre/Form: Filmed lectures
Educational films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Brian M Fagan; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1565855892 9781565855892
OCLC Number: 51956697
Notes: Title from disc label.
Credits: Producer, Andreas Burgstaller.
Performer(s): Lectures delivered by Professor Brian M. Fagan, University of California at Santa Barbara.
Description: 6 videodiscs (180 min. each) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 course guidebooks (22 cm.)
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1.
Contents: part I. Introducing human prehistory --
In the beginning --
Our earliest ancestors --
The first human diaspora --
The first Europeans --
The Neanderthals --
The origins of Homo sapiens sapiens --
The great diaspora --
The world of the Cro-Magnons --
Artists and mammoth hunters --
The first Americans --
The Paleo-Indians and afterward --
part II. After the Ice Age --
The first farmers --
Why farming? --
The first European farmers --
Farming in Asia and settling the Pacific --
The story of maize --
The origins of states and civilization --
Sumerian civilization --
Ancient Egyptian civilization to the Old Kingdom --
Ancient Egypt : Middle and New Kingdoms --
The Minoan civilization of Crete --
The eastern Mediterranean world --
part III. The Harappan civilization of South Asia --
South and Southeast Asia --
Africa : a world of interconnectedness --
The origins of Chinese civilization --
China : Zhou to the Han --
Southeast Asian civilizations --
Pueblos and moundbuilders in North America --
Ancient Maya civilization --
Highland Mesoamerican civilization --
The origins of Andean civilization --
The Inka and their predecessors --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)
Responsibility: The Teaching Company.

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