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The world from beginnings to 4000 BCE

Author: Ian Tattersall
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: New Oxford world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this lively and readable introduction, renowned anthropologist Ian Tattersall thoroughly examines both fossil and archaeological records to trace human evolution from the earliest beginnings of our zoological family, Hominidae, through the appearance of Homo sapiens to the Agrictultureal Revolution.
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Tattersall, Ian.
World from beginnings to 4000 BCE.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608516342
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Tattersall
ISBN: 9780195333152 0195333152 9780195167122 0195167120
OCLC Number: 152559437
Description: ix, 143 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Evolutionary processes --
Fossils and ancient artifacts --
On their own two feet --
Emergence of the genus homo --
Getting brainier --
Modern human origins --
Settled life.
Series Title: New Oxford world history.
Responsibility: Ian Tattersall.
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