The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory

Paperback | August 5, 2016

byKenneth L. Feder

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An engaging and up-to-date chronological introduction to human prehistory, this text introduces students to the big picture of human evolutionary history, presenting the human past within the context of fundamental themes of cultural evolution.

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An engaging and up-to-date chronological introduction to human prehistory, this text introduces students to the big picture of human evolutionary history, presenting the human past within the context of fundamental themes of cultural evolution.

Kenneth L. Feder is Professor of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology (2010); Linking to the Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology, Second Edition (OUP, 2007); and Human Antiquity: An Intr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 5, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Encountering the Past2. Probing the Past3. African Roots4. The Human Lineage5. The First Humans: The Evolution of Homo Sapiens6. Expanding Intellectual Horizons: Arts and Ideas in the Upper Paleolithic and Late Stone Age7. Expanding Geographic Horizons: New Worlds8. After the Ice: The Food-Producing Revolution9. Roots of Complexity: The Origins of Civilization10. An Explosion of Complexity: Mesopotamia, Africa, and Europe11. An Explosion of Complexity: The Indus Valley and China12. An Explosion of Complexity: Mesoamerica13. An Explosion of Complexity: South America14. An Explosion of Complexity: North AmericaEpilogueHominid Species GlossaryGlossaryReferencesIndex