Patterns in Prehistory Book PDF

Patterns in Prehistory

  • Author : Robert J. Wenke
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 622
  • ISBN : UOM:39015079169747

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Patterns in Prehistory Book Description :

Who are we? How did the world become what it is today? What paths did humanity traverse along the way? Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive and engaging survey of humanity's past three million years. It brings together theories and archaeological examples to pose questions about who we are and the means by which humanity evolved into what it is today. Ideal for introductory courses in world prehistory and origins of complex societies, Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, offers a unified and thematic approach to the four great transformations--or patterns--that characterize humanity's past: the origins and evolution of culture; the origins of modern humans and human behaviors; the origins of agriculture; and the origins of complex societies, civilizations, and pre-industrial states. Integrating theoretical approaches with archaeological data from the Middle East, Mesoamerica, North and South America, Egypt, China, the Indus Valley, and temperate Europe, Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, reveals how archaeologists decipher the past. It demonstrates how theory and method are combined to derive interpretations and also considers how interpretations evolve as a result of accumulating data, technological advances in recording and analyzing data sets, and newer theoretical perspectives. This new edition of Patterns in Prehistory provides: * Fresh insights with the addition of coauthor Deborah Olszewski, who has carefully reviewed and revamped the material with an eye toward making the text clearly understandable to today's students * Updated discussions throughout, including expanded information on post-processual archaeology, current methodologies, and technological advances * Approximately 250 illustrations and maps, more than half of which are new to this edition * Groundbreaking research on new discoveries of hominin fossils, genetic research, prehistoric migrations, the peopling of the Americas, and theories of the origins of agriculture a

Library of Congress Subject Headings Book PDF

Library of Congress Subject Headings

  • Author : Library of Congress
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre : Subject headings, Library of Congress
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UCBK:C098382858

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The Early Prehistory of Mesopotamia Book PDF

The Early Prehistory of Mesopotamia

  • Author : Roger Matthews
  • Publisher : Brepols Pub
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN : UOM:39015050511909

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The Early Prehistory of Mesopotamia Book Description :

The early prehistory of Mesopotamia provides a uniquely rich and significant contribution to the study of the human past. Within the geographic bounds of Mesopotamia many major developments took place. Early forms of hominid, probably Homo erectus and definitely Neandertal, passed countless millennia here, to be succeeded by anatomically modern humans. After the end of the last Ice Age the pace of human activity increased. Settled communities appeared for the first time, followed by the extensive and intensive exploitation and domestication of plants and animals. By 4,500 bc settled human communities were practising a full spectrum of agricultural techniques, cultivating a range of crops and husbanding domesticated animals for a variety of purposes, while maintaining an involvement in traditional hunting strategies. Firmly based on site by site examination, this volume contains detailed analyses of all evidence relevant to these and other major concerns of the early Mesopotamian past.

Pacific Northeast Asia in Prehistory Book PDF

Pacific Northeast Asia in Prehistory

  • Author : Wash.) Circum-Pacific Prehistory Conference (1989 Seattle
  • Publisher : Washington State University Press
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : UOM:39015029528000

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Pacific Northeast Asia in Prehistory Book Description :

This volume incorporates the richest body of data ever assembled on northeast Asia's prehistory, covering cultural change and development from the Paleolithic stone industries through the formation of advanced states.

Themes in Southwest Prehistory Book PDF

Themes in Southwest Prehistory

  • Author : George J. Gumerman
  • Publisher : School for Advanced Research on the
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : WISC:89060390127

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Themes in Southwest Prehistory Book Description :

Two dozen leading archaeologists isolate a number of themes that were central to the process of increasing complexity in prehistoric Southwestern society, including increased food production, a greater degree of sedentism, and a dramatically increasing population.

Western Pomo Prehistory Book PDF

Western Pomo Prehistory

  • Author : Thomas N. Layton
  • Publisher : Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105034084033

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Western Pomo Prehistory Book Description :

Excavations at Albion Head, Nightbirds' Retreat, and Three Chop Village, Mendocino County, California documenting the arrival of Pomoan speakers from 3500 BC to AD 1800.

The Prehistory of Surprise Valley Book PDF

The Prehistory of Surprise Valley

  • Author : James F. O'Connell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre : Indians of North America
  • Pages : 57
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105036425630

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