The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory / Edition 5

The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory / Edition 5

by Kenneth L. Feder
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195391357

ISBN-13: 9780195391350

Pub. Date: 11/12/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This engaging introduction to the human prehistoric past presents the chronicle of human physical and cultural evolution. Rather than an encyclopedic, all-inclusive survey of the human evolutionary story, this text presents human prehistory within a framework of themes, issues, and debates.

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This engaging introduction to the human prehistoric past presents the chronicle of human physical and cultural evolution. Rather than an encyclopedic, all-inclusive survey of the human evolutionary story, this text presents human prehistory within a framework of themes, issues, and debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195391350
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/12/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. Prologue to the Past
An Archaeological Genealogy • An Anthropological Perspective • Our Human Genealogy
Chapter 2. Perceiving the Past: An Intellectual History
An Evolutionary Philosophy • An Ancient World? • A Wreck of a World • Equable and Steady Change • Ancient Humans? • The Slow Agency of Existing Causes • Ancient Humans Revisited • Charles Darwin and the Antiquity of Life • The Origin of Species • Cultures Evolving • Our Modern View
Chapter 3. Probing the Past
Epistemology: How We Know What We Know • Paleoanthropological and Archaeological Sites • Analyzing Archaeological Data • Determining the Age of a Site or Specimen
Chapter 4. African Roots
(and more...)

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