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After the ice : a global human history, 20,000-5000 BC

Author: Steven J Mithen
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
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"Drawing on the latest research in archaeology, human genetics, and environmental science, After the Ice takes the reader on a sweeping tour of 15,000 years of human history. Steven Mithen brings this world to life through the eyes of an imaginary modern traveler - John Lubbock, namesake of the great Victorian polymath and author of Prehistoric Times." "Part history, part science, part time travel, After the Ice  Read more...
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Mithen, Steven J.
After the ice.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)645999556
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Mithen
ISBN: 0674015703 9780674015708 0674019997 9780674019997
OCLC Number: 54677732
Notes: Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003.
Description: xiii, 622 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The beginning --
The birth of history --
The world at 20,000 BC --
Western Asia --
Fires and flowers --
Village life in the oak woodland --
On the banks of the Euphrates --
One thousand years of drought --
The founding of Jericho --
Pictograms and pillars --
In the valley of ravens --
The town of ghosts --
Heaven and hell at Çatlahöyük --
Three days on Cyprus --
Europe --
Pioneers in northern lands --
With reindeer hunters --
At Star Carr --
Last of the cave painters --
Coastal catastrophe --
Two villages in Southeast Europe --
Islands of the dead --
At the frontier --
A mesolithic legacy --
A Scottish envoi --
The Americans --
Searching for the first Americans --
American past in the present --
On the banks of Chinchihuapi --
Explorers in a restless landscape --
Clovis hunters on trial --
Virginity reconsidered --
Herders and the 'Christ-child' --
A double-take in the Oaxaca Valley --
To Koster --
Salmon fishing and the gift of history --
Greater Australia and East Asia --
A lost world revealed --
Body sculpture at Kow Swamp --
Across the arid zone --
Fighting men and a serpent's birth --
Pigs and gardens in the highlands --
Lonesome in Sundaland --
Down the Yangtze --
With the Jomon --
Summer in the Arctic --
South Asia --
A passage through India --
A long walk across the Hindu Kush --
Vultures of the Zagros --
Approaching civilisation in Mesopotamia --
Africa --
Baked fish by the Nile --
On Lukenya Hill --
Frogs' legs and ostrich eggs --
A South African tour --
Thunderbolts in the tropics --
Sheep and cattle in the Sahara --
Farmers in the Nile Valley and beyond.
Other Titles: Global human history, 20,000-5000 BC
Responsibility: Steven Mithen.

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"Drawing on the latest research in archaeology, human genetics, and environmental science, After the Ice takes the reader on a sweeping tour of 15,000 years of human history. Steven Mithen brings this world to life through the eyes of an imaginary modern traveler - John Lubbock, namesake of the great Victorian polymath and author of Prehistoric Times." "Part history, part science, part time travel, After the Ice offers a portrayal of diverse cultures, lives, and landscapes that laid the foundations of the modern world."--Jacket.

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