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Prehistory : the world of early man

Author: Jean Guilaine
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An overview of what we know of our prehistoric ancestors spanning nearly 3 million years, with over 150 illustrations, dozens of line drawings, charts, timelines, and maps.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Guilaine
ISBN: 0816024324 9780816024322
OCLC Number: 22703526
Notes: Translation of: La Préhistoire.
Description: vii, 192 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 30 cm
Contents: Prehistory : a changing science / Jean Guilaine --
Dating methods / Jacques Evin --
The beginnings of the human adventure / Hélène Roche --
From the Middle Paleolithic to the Epipaleolithic in the old world / Michel Barbaza --
The sources of art / Denis Vialou --
The first farmers of the old world / Jean Guilaine --
From the first towns to the invention of writing / Serge Cleuziou --
Prehistory of North America / Jean-François Le Mouël --
Prehistoric cultures of Mesoamerica and South America / Danielle Lavallée --
Oceanic and insular Asia / José Garanger --
Recent prehistory of Africa / François Treinen-Claustre --
Protohistory of Europe / Jean Gascó --
Reliving prehistory / Jean Vaquer.
Other Titles: Collection Préhistoire.
Responsibility: edited by Jean Guilaine ; translated by Stephen Bunson.

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