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ISBN-10 0205017959ISBN-13 9780205017959
ISBN-10 0-205-01791-6ISBN-13 978-0-205-01791-1
Author(s): Brian M. Fagan
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 432

For courses one semester/quarter courses in Introduction to Archaeology, World Prehistory, Human Antiquity, Archaeology.

Written by one of the leading archaeological writers in the world–in a simple, jargon-free narrative style–this brief, well-illustrated account of the major developments in the human past makes world prehistory uniquely accessible to complete beginners.

World Prehistory covers the entire world, not just the Americas or Europe, placing major emphasis on both theories and the latest archaeological and multidisciplinary approaches. The main focus is on four major developments: the origins of humanity; the appearance and spread of modern humans before and during the late Ice Age- including the first settlement of the Americas; the beginnings of food production; and the rise of the first civilizations.

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