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People of the Earth: An Introduction to World Prehistory, 14th Edition

By Nadia Durrani, Dr. Brian Fagan

Published by Routledge

Published Date: Aug 12, 2013

Description

Understand major developments of human prehistory People of the Earth: An Introduction to World Prehistory 14/e, provides an exciting journey though the 7-million-year-old panorama of humankind's past. This internationally renowned text provides the only truly global account of human prehistory from the earliest times through the earliest civilizations.  Written in an accessible way for beginning students, People of the Earth shows how today's diverse humanity developed biologically and culturally over millions of years against a background of constant climatic change.

Table of Contents

1. Introducing World Prehistory
PART I. BEGINNINGS - 7 Million to 200,000 Years Ago
2. Human Origins: 7 Million to 1.9 Million Years Ago
3. Archaic Humans: Homo ergaster, Homo erectus, and Homo sapiens: 1.9 Million to 150,000 Years Ago
PART II. THE GREAT DIASPORA: THE ORIGINS AND SPREAD OF MODERN HUMANS: c. 200,000 Years Ago to Modern Times
4. Origins and the Diaspora Begins c. 200,000 Years Ago and Later
5. Europe and Eurasia: c. 48,000 Years Ago to 8000 B.C.
6. The First Americans: Around 14000 B.C. to Modern Times
7. After the Ice: Before 10000 B.C. to Modern Times
PART III. FIRST FARMERS: c. 10000 B.C. to Modern Times
8. Agriculture and Animal Domestication
9. The Origins of Food Production in Southwest Asia
10. The First European Farmers
11. First Farmers in Egypt and Tropical Africa
12. Asia and the Pacific: Rice, Roots, and Ocean Voyages
13. The Story of Maize: Early Farmers in the Americas
PART IV. OLD WORLD CIVILIZATIONS: c. 3000 B.C. to Modern Times
14. The Development of Civilization
15. Early Civilizations in Southwest Asia
16. Egypt, Nubia, and Tropical Africa
17. Early States in South and Southeast Asia
18. Early Chinese Civilization
19. Hittites, Minoans, and Mycenaeans
20. Europe Before the Romans
PART V. NATIVE AMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS: Before 2000 B.C. to A.D. 1534
21. Mesoamerican Civilizations
22. Andean Civilizations

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ISBN-10: 0-205-96655-1

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-96655-4

Format: Book

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