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Patterns in prehistory : humankind's first three million years

Author: Robert J Wenke; Deborah Olszewski
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive survey of world prehistory designed for introductory world prehistory courses in anthropology departments. This work brings together theories and archaeological examples to pose  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wenke, Robert J.
Patterns in prehistory.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)653409728
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Wenke; Deborah Olszewski
ISBN: 019516928X 9780195169287
OCLC Number: 62790080
Description: xvii, 622 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prehistory, history, and archaeology --
Fundamentals of archaeology --
The origins of culture --
The origins of Homo sapiens sapiens --
The first Americans --
The origins of agriculture --
The evolution of complex societies --
Origins of complex societies in southwest Asia --
The origins of complex societies in Egypt --
The evolution of complex societies in the Indus Valley --
The evolution of complex societies in China --
Later complex societies of the Old World --
The evolution of complex societies in Mesoamerica --
The evolution of complex societies in Andean South America --
Early cultural complexity in North America --
Prehistory in perspective.
Responsibility: Robert J. Wenke, Deborah I. Olszewski.
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