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Smithsonian timelines of the ancient world

Author: Christopher Scarre; Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian Institution ; New York : D. Kindersley, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView 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: Part one: First life on Earth (4,600-1 million years ago): Olduvai Gorge --
Surviving the ice ages (1 million- 100,000 years ago): The Ice Age --
First modern humans (100,000-35,000 years ago): The Neanderthals --
Crossing to America (33,000-13,000 BC): Decorated caves --
Ice thaws (13,000-8000 BC): The big-game hunters --
Farmers and hunter-gatherers (8000-5000 BC): Origins of food production --
Part two: From village to city (5000-3000 BC): The Uruk civilization --
An age of monuments (3000-2000 BC): The pyramids ar Giza --
Diverging cultures (2000-1600 BC): Alpine lake villages --
Expansion and consolidation (1600-1000 BC): The Shnag state in China --
Rise and fall of empires (1000- 500 BC): The Olmec of Mexico --
Part three: An age of expansion (500-200 BC): The art of classical Greece --
Imperial realms (200 BC- AD 200): Urban life in Ephesus --
Struggle for power (AD 200-600): Colonization of the Pacific --
Rise of Islam (AD 600-800): Temple-pyramids --
Thriving economies (AD 800-1000): Pueblo villages --
Conquests and crusades (AD 1000-1250): East African trade --
Contact and diversity (AD 1250-1500): Inca roads.
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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