In the Beginning: World History from Human Evolution to the First States / Edition 1

In the Beginning: World History from Human Evolution to the First States / Edition 1

by Lauren Ristvet
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0072848030

ISBN-13: 9780072848038

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This engaging and accessible volume draws on the most recent historical archeological scholarship to tell the stories of human evolution, "gathering and hunting" societies, and the distinct breakthroughs that led to the emergence of the earliest cities, states, and civilizations. Highlighting both the separate paths and the intersecting journeys of diverse human

Overview

This engaging and accessible volume draws on the most recent historical archeological scholarship to tell the stories of human evolution, "gathering and hunting" societies, and the distinct breakthroughs that led to the emergence of the earliest cities, states, and civilizations. Highlighting both the separate paths and the intersecting journeys of diverse human communities, In the Beginning provides the essential but often neglected foundation on which all subsequent historical development was constructed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072848038
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Explorations in World History Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents


Note From the Series Editors     vi
Acknowledgments     viii
Introduction     ix
The First Six Million Years     1
The Origins of Agriculture     33
Chiefs and Kings     76
The Elaboration of Civilization     107
Ancient Worlds     142
For Further Reading     183
Notes     174
Credits     C1
Index     N1

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