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Smithsonian timelines of the ancient world

Author: Christopher Scarre; Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian Institution ; New York : Dorling Kindersley, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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Tracks the advance of history from human origins to the Renaissance in all parts of the world simultaneously, through specially designed time charts featuring full-color photographs of fascinating artifacts from a diversity of cultures.
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Genre/Form: Chronology
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Scarre; Smithsonian Institution.
ISBN: 1564583058 9781564583055
OCLC Number: 27684732
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 37 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
How the book works --
Part one. First life on earth (4,600- 1 million years ago). Introduction ; Timecharts ; Feature: Olduvai Gorge --
Surviving the Ice ages (1 million --
100,000 years ago). Introduction ; Timecharts ; Feature: the Ice age cycle --
The first modern humans (100,000-35,000 years ago). Introduction ; Timecharts ; Feature: the Neanderthals --
Crossing to America (33,000-13,000 BC). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: decorated caves --
The ice thaws (13,000-8000 BC). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: the big-game hunters --
Farmers & hunter-gatherers (8000-5000 BC). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: origins of food production --
Part two. From village to city (5000-3000 BC). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: the Uruk civilization --
An age of monuments (3000-2000 BC). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: the pyramids at Giza --
Diverging cultures (2000-1600 BC). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: Alpine lake villages --
Expansion & consolidation (1600-1000 BC). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: the Shang state in China --
Rise & fall of empires (1000-500 BC). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: the Olmec of Mexico --
Part three. An age of expansion (500-200 BC). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: the art of Classical Greece --
Imperial realms (200 BC-AD 200). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: urban life in Ephesus --
The struggle for power (AD 200-600). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: colonization of the Pacific --
The rise of Islam (AD 600-800). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: temple-pyramids --
Part 4. Thriving economies. Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: Pueblo villages --
Conquests & crusades (AD 1000-1250). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: East African trade --
Contact & diversity (AD 1250-1500). Introduction and maps ; Timecharts ; Feature: Inca roads --
Maps --
Index --
Bibliography & acknowledgments.
Responsibility: [editor-in-chief], Chris Scarre.

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Tracks the advance of history from human origins to the Renaissance in all parts of the world simultaneously, through specially designed time charts featuring full-color photographs of fascinating artifacts from a diversity of cultures.

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