The Human Past Book
Score: 5
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The Human Past


  • Author : Christopher Scarre
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 0500290636

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The Human Past Book Description :

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 Book

The Human Past


  • Author : Chris Scarre
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-02
  • Genre: Agriculture, Prehistoric
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 0500294208

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The Human Past Book Description :

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 Book
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The Human Past


  • Author : Christopher Scarre
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 0500287805

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The Human Past Book Description :

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.

Archaeology Book

Archaeology


  • Author : Mark Q Sutton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-07-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317350088

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Archaeology Book Description :

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.

Archaeologists Book

Archaeologists


  • Author : Brian Fagan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-04-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195119466

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Archaeologists Book Description :

Provides biographical information about thirty-four archaeologists who contributed significantly to the discipline between the 1700s and the 1960s.

The Human Past Book

The Human Past


  • Author : Christopher Scarre
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Agriculture, Prehistoric
  • Pages : 784
  • ISBN 10 : 0500290644

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The Human Past Book Description :

The Human Past has established itself as the most thorough and authoritative introductory survey of human prehistory and the development of civilizations 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.

The Human Past Book

The Human Past


  • Author : Christopher Scarre
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Agriculture, Prehistoric
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN 10 : 0500774501

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The Human Past Book Description :

The Human Past has established itself as a thorough and authoritative survey of human prehistory and the development of civilizations. Written by an international team of respected experts in the field, it presents a streamlined overview that can be broken down into a series of chapters focusing on individual regions and time periods. The Fourth Edition has been completely revised with key theme feature boxes, a new chapter on the peopling of the Americas, a section on methods and theories, full-color maps, timelines, illustrations, new coverage of sites and discoveries, and a fully updated e-media package, including all images from the book, test questions, and videos--Provided by publisher.

PALAEOEPIDEMIOLOGY Book

PALAEOEPIDEMIOLOGY


  • Author : Tony Waldron
  • Publisher : Left Coast Press
  • Release Date : 2007-08-15
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598742527

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PALAEOEPIDEMIOLOGY Book Description :

A concise, readable introduction to epidemiology for archaeologists and primer on archaeological analysis for epidemiologists, the volume shows how to assess illness and mortality in archaeological populations.

Interrogating Human Origins Book

Interrogating Human Origins


  • Author : Martin Porr
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Decolonization
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0203731654

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Interrogating Human Origins Book Description :

"Interrogating Human Origins encourages new critical engagements with the study of human origins, broadening the range of approaches to bring in postcolonial theories, and beginning to explore the decolonisation of this complex topic. The collection of chapters presented in this volume creates spaces for expansion of critical and unexpected conversations about human origins research. Authors from a variety of disciplines and research backgrounds, many of whom have strayed beyond their usual disciplinary boundaries to offer unique perspectives, all circle around the big questions of what it means to be and become human. Embracing and encouraging diversity is a recognition of the deep complexities of human existence in the past and the present, and it is vital to critical scholarship on this topic. This book constitutes a starting point for increased interrogation of the important and wide-ranging field of research into human origins. It will be of interest to scholars across multiple disciplines, and particularly to those seeking to understand our ancient past through a more diverse lens"--

Humanity 2 0 Book

Humanity 2 0


  • Author : S. Fuller
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2011-10-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230316720

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Humanity 2 0 Book Description :

Social thinkers in all fields are faced with one unavoidable question: What does it mean to be human in the 21st century? This ambitious and groundbreaking book provides the first synthesis of historical, philosophical and sociological insights needed to address this question in a thoughtful and creative manner.

Mixed Harvest Book

Mixed Harvest


  • Author : Rob Swigart
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2019-12-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789206128

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Mixed Harvest Book Description :

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 Book

Archaeology


  • Author : Paul G. Bahn
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9781588345912

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Archaeology Book Description :

"A trip through time and around the globe to more than 100 major sites of archaeological importance"--

Empathy and the Historical Understanding of the Human Past Book

Empathy and the Historical Understanding of the Human Past


  • Author : Thomas A. Kohut
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-04-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000044980

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Empathy and the Historical Understanding of the Human Past Book Description :

Empathy and the Historical Understanding of the Human Past is a comprehensive consideration of the role of empathy in historical knowledge, informed by the literature on empathy in fields including history, psychoanalysis, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and sociology. The book seeks to raise the consciousness of historians about empathy, by introducing them to the history of the concept and to its status in fields outside of history. It also seeks to raise the self-consciousness of historians about their use of empathy to know and understand past people. Defining empathy as thinking and feeling, as imagining, one’s way inside the experience of others in order to know and understand them, Thomas A. Kohut distinguishes between the external and the empathic observational position, the position of the historical subject. He argues that historians need to be aware of their observational position, of when they are empathizing and when they are not. Indeed, Kohut advocates for the deliberate, self-reflective use of empathy as a legitimate and important mode of historical inquiry. Insightful, cogent, and interdisciplinary, the book will be essential for historians, students of history, and psychoanalysts, as well as those in other fields who seek to seek to know and understand human beings.

Who We Are and How We Got Here Book
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Who We Are and How We Got Here


  • Author : David Reich
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Genre: DNA
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198821250

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Who We Are and How We Got Here Book Description :

David Reich describes how the revolution in the ability to sequence ancient DNA has changed our understanding of the deep human past. This book tells the emerging story of our often surprising ancestry - the extraordinary ancient migrations and mixtures of populations that have made us who we are.

Creating the Human Past Book

Creating the Human Past


  • Author : Robert G. Bednarik
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 10 : 190573963X

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Creating the Human Past Book Description :

This book examines systematically both the theoretical and practical issues that have characterized the discipline over the past two centuries. Some of the historically most consequential mistakes in archaeology are dissected and explained, together with the effects of the related controversies. The theoretical basis of the discipline is deliberated in some detail, leading to the diagnosis that there are in fact numerous archaeologies, all with different notions of commensurability, ideologies, and purposes. Their various perspectives of what archaeology is and does are considered and the range of views of the human past is illuminated in this book. How humans became what they are today is of profound importance to understanding ourselves, both as a species and individually. Our psychology, cognition, diseases, intellect, communication forms, physiology, predispositions, ideologies, culture, genetics, behavior, and, perhaps most importantly, our reality constructs are all the result of our evolutionary history. Therefore the models archaeology--especially Pleistocene archaeology--creates of our past are not just narratives of what happened in human history; they are fundamental to every aspect of our existence.

The Origin of Human Past Book

The Origin of Human Past


  • Author : V. Lakshmikantham
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Civilization, Hindu
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105028888837

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The Past in Perspective Book

The Past in Perspective


  • Author : Kenneth L. Feder
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2016-07-13
  • Genre: Fossil hominids
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 0190275855

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The Past in Perspective Book Description :

"A college textbook for the Introduction to Prehistory course"--Provided by publisher.