the human past

The Human Past
Author: Christopher Scarre
Publisher:
Release Date: 2013
Pages: 784
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A team of leading archaeologists and specialists explores the social, cultural, and economic development of the human race over the course of three million years, sharing insight into how archaeologists are able to learn about ancient human experience while providing an introduction to prehistory within a regional and chronological framework. Original.

The Human Past
Author: Chris Scarre
Publisher:
Release Date: 2018-02
Pages: 768
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Here is a new, fourth edition of this authoritative introductory survey of world prehistory, spanning the past 3,000,000 years and written by a team of twenty-four expert authors. This edition has been radically updated to be more thematic and accessible: chapters are connected by new key themes boxes (climate change, domestication, migration, social inequality and urbanism), which link global regions and encourage big-picture thinking. The text has been streamlined and the book's design completely revamped: it is now in full colour throughout, with more than 50% more colour images than the previous edition. There is increased coverage of the Americas, with a brand-new chapter, The Origins and Dispersal of the First Americans. Revisions take into account the latest sites and discoveries, including Homo naledi and the new LiDAR surveys of Angkor Wat. Each chapter begins with a newly designed, easier-to-use timeline, and features boxes on key sites, key discoveries, key controversies and, as above, key themes. All of the key methods boxes from the previous edition have been consolidated into the Introduction and now offer an up-front primer of archaeological methods and practices. Tables and maps are simplified and easier to use.

The Human Past
Author: Christopher Scarre
Publisher:
Release Date: 2009
Pages: 784
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The scope of this book is immense, as is its contribution to the study of archaeology. Within nineteen broad geographical sections, numerous specialists survey the span of human prehistory, examining key social developments, new and emerging technologies, and tracing the movement of human populations across the globe and the development of human experience. The study also comprises a re-evaluation of archaeological traditions and conceptions; each discussion, whether it is of the chiefdoms of Polynesia, the mounds of North America, Mesopotamian Uruk, Mycenaean Greece, Saharan hunters, Hittite Anatolia or Neanderthal Europe, includes a review of key controversies that have interested experts in that area for decades. Within each section there are also analyses of key sites. Supported by numerous colour photographs, helpful illustrations, chronologies, diagrams and maps, as well as panels of text that expand on certain topics, this is an invaluable reference for any student of archaeology and prehistory. The second edition has been fully revised and updated throughout, to take into account new theories and discoveries from around the world, including new sites such as the Maya temple San Bartolo, the earliest cult centre of Gobekli Tepe, Turkey, the royal tombs of Qatna in Syria, and the Chinese city of Jinsha, as well as new evidence for the earliest human ancestors and the dates of domestication of plants and animals. 'A magnificent achievement - Chris Scarre has brought together a brilliant international team to provide the most up-to-date overview of world history. The Human past is absolutely essential reading for all students of archaeology.' - Barry Cunliffe.

The Human Past
Author: Christopher Scarre
Publisher:
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 784
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
EBOOK SYNOPSIS:

A team of leading archaeologists and specialists explores the social, cultural, and economic development of the human race over the course of three million years, sharing insight into how archaeologists are able to learn about ancient human experience while providing an introduction to prehistory within a regional and chronological framework. Original.

Dating The Human Past
Author: Dharma Pal Agrawal
Publisher:
Release Date: 1995
Pages: 134
ISBN:
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With referenc to India.

The Human Past
Author: Chris Scarre
Publisher:
Release Date: 2018
Pages: 769
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A thoroughly revised and re-designed edition of the acclaimed textbook that presents an accessible and up-to-date account of what we know today about the origins and development of human society.

The Story Of Food In The Human Past
Author: Robyn E. Cutright
Publisher: University Alabama Press
Release Date: 2021-01-26
Pages: 288
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A sweeping overview of how and what humans ate in their long history as a species The Story of Food in the Human Past: How What We Ate Made Us Who We Are uses case studies from recent archaeological research to tell the story of food in human prehistory. Beginning with the earliest members of our genus, Robyn E. Cutright investigates the role of food in shaping who we are as humans during the emergence of modern Homo sapiens and through major transitions in human prehistory such as the domestication of plants and animals and the emergence of complex societies. Part I of this volume discusses how food shaped humans in evolutionary terms. Chapters consider chimpanzees as our closest living relatives to understand what makes human eating unique, the use of fire to cook, and the origins of cuisine as culture and adaptation through the example of Neanderthals. Part II describes how cuisine was reshaped when humans domesticated plants and animals and examines how food expressed ancient social structures and identities such as gender, class, and ethnicity. It shows how food took on special meaning in feasts and religious rituals and also pays attention to the daily preparation and consumption of food as central to human society in the past. The engaging chapters synthesize recent paleoanthropological and archaeological research on ancient diet and cuisine. Cutright complements her research on daily diet, culinary practice, and special-purpose mortuary and celebratory meals in the Andes with comparative case studies from around the world to offer readers a holistic view of what we ate in the past and what that reveals about who we are.

Mixed Harvest
Author: Rob Swigart
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Release Date: 2019-12-01
Pages: 224
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In unforgettable stories of the human journey, a combination of storytelling and dialog underscore an excavation into the deep past of human development and its consequences. Through a first encounter between a Neanderthal woman and the Modern Human she called Traveler, to the emergence and destruction of the world’s first cities, Mixed Harvest tells the tale of the Sedentary Divide, the most significant event since modern humans emerged. Rob Swigart’s latest work humanizes the rapid transition to agriculture and pastoralism with a grounding in the archaeological record.

Archaeology
Author: Mark Q Sutton
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2015-07-17
Pages: 432
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Illuminating the world of archaeology. Archaeology conveys the excitement of archaeological discovery and explains how archaeologists think as they scientifically find, analyze, and interpret evidence. The main objective of this text is to provide an introduction to the broad and fascinating world of archaeology from the scientific perspective. Discussions on the theoretical aspects of archaeology, as well as the practical applications of what is learned about the past, have been updated and expanded upon in this fourth edition. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Discuss the theoretical aspects of archaeology. Apply what has been learned about the past. Identify the various perspectives archaeologists have.

Linguistics Archaeology And The Human Past
Author: Vasant Shinde
Publisher:
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 116
ISBN:
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