Prehistory

Prehistory

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by Chris Gosden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192803433

ISBN-13: 9780192803436

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Many of the familiar aspects of modern life are no more than a century or two old, yet our deep social structures and skills were in large measure developed by small bands of our prehistoric ancestors many millennia ago. In this book, readers are invited to think seriously about who we are by considering who we have been.

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Many of the familiar aspects of modern life are no more than a century or two old, yet our deep social structures and skills were in large measure developed by small bands of our prehistoric ancestors many millennia ago. In this book, readers are invited to think seriously about who we are by considering who we have been.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192803436
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

The idea of prehistory
The nature of human social life
Is there a direction to prehistory?
The prehistory of the future

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Tunguz More than 1 year ago
I've read some 30+ Very Short Introductions series books so far, and by and large they are very good and informative readings. Most of them I would give either 4 or 5 stars. However, the "Prehistory" book is far worse than any of them, both in terms of content and style. In fact, I think it is so bad that I was compelled to write my very first online review to warn others about it. The writing is rambling, vacuous and repetitive. There is very little prehistory covered, or any other history for that matter. You'll probably learn more about David Beckham's soccer skills than, say, what happened to the Neanderthals (they went extinct). However, if you enjoy the pseudo-intellectual cross-cultural, deconstructionist academese babble, this book just might be the one to keep you up late at night. Otherwise, stay away as far as possible.