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The past in perspective : an introduction to human prehistory

Author: Kenneth L Feder
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth L Feder
ISBN: 9780195391350 0195391357
OCLC Number: 550553979
Description: xxv, 546 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Encountering the past --
Probing the past --
African roots --
The human lineage --
The first humans : the evolution of Homo sapiens --
Expanding intellectual horizons : art and ideas in the Upper Paleolithic and Late Stone Age --
Expanding geographic horizons : new worlds --
After the ice : the food-producing revolution --
Roots of complexity : the origins of civilization --
An explosion of complexity : the flowering of civilization in the old world : Mesopotamia and Egypt ; the Indus Valley, China, and Minoan Crete --
An explosion of complexity : the flowering of civilization in the new world : Mesoamerica ; South America --
An explosion of complexity : the flowering of civilization among rank societies in the old and new worlds --
Evolutionary epilogue.
Responsibility: Kenneth L. Feder.
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