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Prehistory : the making of the human mind

Author: Colin Renfrew
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, Random House Pub. Group, 2008.
Series: Modern Library chronicles, 30.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Modern library edView all editions and formats
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In this invaluable, brief account of human development prior to the last four millennia, Colin Renfrew delivers a meticulously researched and passionately argued chronicle about our life on earth, and our ongoing quest to understand it.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Renfrew
ISBN: 9780679640974 0679640975
OCLC Number: 190786084
Notes: "Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2007 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I: The discovery of prehistory --
The idea of prehistory --
Mapping the human past: Prehistory before 1940 --
Dating: the radiocarbon revolution --
The possibility of world prehistory --
Part II: The prehistory of mind --
The sapient paradox --
Toward a prehistory of mind --
Constructing the community --
Worldly goods--
Appropriating the cosmos --
From prehistory to history --
Prospect: the future of prehistory.
Series Title: Modern Library chronicles, 30.
Responsibility: Colin Renfrew.
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In this invaluable, brief account of human development prior to the last four millennia, Colin Renfrew delivers a meticulously researched and passionately argued chronicle about our life on earth, and our ongoing quest to understand it.

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