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The Resource The human past : world prehistory & the development of human societies, edited by Chris Scarre

The human past : world prehistory & the development of human societies, edited by Chris Scarre

Label
The human past : world prehistory & the development of human societies
Title
The human past
Title remainder
world prehistory & the development of human societies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Chris Scarre
Title variation
  • Prehistory and the development of human societies
  • World prehistory and the development of human societies
  • Prehistory & the development of human societies
  • World prehistory & the development of human societies
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Human Past" has established itself as the most thorough and authoritative introductory survey of human prehistory and the development of civilisations around the globe, adopted by colleges and universities worldwide. With a clear and logical framework, and written by an international team of 24 acknowledged experts, this unique textbook provides a comprehensive overview of world prehistory through a series of chapters focusing on individual regions and time periods that presents the vast panorama of human social, cultural and economic development over the past three million years. This new edition has been completely revised and updated, with more colour illustrations, to take account of new discoveries and developments, including what the analysis of ancient DNA tells us about our evolution; the latest theories about the domestication of key plants and animals, including rice and maize; and new thinking on the earliest Paleoindian hunting strategies
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
930.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Scarre, Christopher
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archaeology
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Human evolution
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Human evolution
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
Label
The human past : world prehistory & the development of human societies, edited by Chris Scarre
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previous edition: 2009
  • Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the study of the human past -- pt. I. The evolution of humanity. African origins -- Hominin dispersals in the Old World; The rise of modern humans -- pt. II. After the ice. The world transformed : from foragers and farmers to states and empires; From foragers to complex societies in southwest Asia; East Asian agriculture and its impact; Australia and the Pacific basin during the Holocene; Origins of food-producing economies in the Americas; Holocene Africa; Holocene Europe; Peoples and complex societies of ancient southwest Asia; The Mediterranean world; South Asia : from early villages to Buddhism; Complex societies of east and southeast Asia; Mesoamerican civilization; From village to empire in South America; Complex societies of North America; The human past : retrospect and prospect
Control code
000050679503
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
784 pages
Isbn
9780500290644
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)828418888
Label
The human past : world prehistory & the development of human societies, edited by Chris Scarre
Publication
Note
  • Previous edition: 2009
  • Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the study of the human past -- pt. I. The evolution of humanity. African origins -- Hominin dispersals in the Old World; The rise of modern humans -- pt. II. After the ice. The world transformed : from foragers and farmers to states and empires; From foragers to complex societies in southwest Asia; East Asian agriculture and its impact; Australia and the Pacific basin during the Holocene; Origins of food-producing economies in the Americas; Holocene Africa; Holocene Europe; Peoples and complex societies of ancient southwest Asia; The Mediterranean world; South Asia : from early villages to Buddhism; Complex societies of east and southeast Asia; Mesoamerican civilization; From village to empire in South America; Complex societies of North America; The human past : retrospect and prospect
Control code
000050679503
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
784 pages
Isbn
9780500290644
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white, and colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)828418888

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