People of the Earth: An Introduction to World History / Edition 13

People of the Earth: An Introduction to World History / Edition 13

by Brian M. Fagan
     
 

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, 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.See more details below

Overview

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, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205735679
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/17/2009
Series:
MyAnthroKit Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
798,332
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents
Preface
A Note on Dates and Measurements
About the Author
Ch. 1Introducing World Prehistory1
Ch. 2Human Origins: The Emergence of Early Human Ancestors27
Ch. 3Homo erectus and Homo sapiens sapiens (1.9 Million to 40,000 Years Ago)71
Ch. 4Europeans and Northern Asians (c. 40,000 to 8000 B.C.)121
Ch. 5Intensification and Complexity (Before 10,000 B.C. to Modern Times)154
Ch. 6The First Americans (?12,000 B.C. to Modern Times)177
Ch. 7Africans and Australians (45,000 Years Ago to Modern Times)207
Ch. 8A Plenteous Harvest: The Origins229
Ch. 9The Origins of Food Production in Southwest Asia252
Ch. 10Early European Farmers270
Ch. 11Early Farmers of Africa and the Nile289
Ch. 12Asia: Rice, Roots, and Ocean Voyagers299
Ch. 13The Story of Maize: Early Farming Societies in the Americas322
Ch. 14The Development of Civilization355
Ch. 15Early Southwest Asian Civilizations375
Ch. 16Ancient Egypt, Nubia, and Sub-Saharan Africa396
Ch. 17Early States in South and Southeast Asia435
Ch. 18Shang Civilization in East Asia460
Ch. 19Anatolia, Greece, and Italy473
Ch. 20Temperate Europe Before the Romans495
Ch. 21Mesoamerican Civilizations515
Ch. 22Andean States557
Bibliography of World Prehistory589
Credits609
Index611

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