Archaeology and Humanity's Story
  • Release Date : 25 September 2021
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Genre : Antiquities, Prehistoric
  • Pages : 600 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0190930128
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Download or read book entitled Archaeology and Humanity's Story by author: Deborah I. Olszewski which was release on 25 September 2021 and published by Oxford University Press, USA with total page 600 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This student-friendly textbook introduces the archaeological past from approximately seven million years ago through later politically complex societies. Now fully updated in its second edition, Archaeology and Humanity's Story: A Brief Introduction to World Prehistory does not attempt to discuss every archaeologically important site and development in prehistory and early history. Rather, it presents key issues from earlier prehistory and then organizes the chapters on politically complex societies using a similar framework. This allows students to easily compare and contrast different geographical regions. Each of these chapters also highlights a specific case study in which similar themes are examined, such as the written word; resource networks, trade, and exchange; social life; ritual and religion; and warfare and violence. Each chapter includes several sidebar boxes, a timeline showing the chronology relevant to that chapter, and "The Big Picture," "Peopling the Past," and "Further Reflections" features.