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The Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies

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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It presumes you have a degree in Huma as it skims over many places without decent maps. Louwe Kooijmans, Leiden University ‘Brings alive world archaeology in an exciting, accessible and informative way that makes it by far the best introduction available.


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Description The Human Past has established itself as the most thorough and authoritative introductory survey of human prehistory and the development of civilizations around the globe, adopted by colleges and universities worldwide. This includes the deep prehistory of human evolution, the more recent prehistory of postglacial foragers and farmers, and the literate civilizations of Egypt, the Mediterranean world, South and East Asia, and Central and South America.

The Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies by Christopher Scarre

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