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The past in perspective : an introduction to human prehistory, Kenneth L. Feder

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The past in perspective : an introduction to human prehistory
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The past in perspective
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an introduction to human prehistory
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Kenneth L. Feder
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  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Human evolution
  • Fossil hominids
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
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The past in perspective : an introduction to human prehistory, Kenneth L. Feder
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The Age of the Earth
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Homo erectus
  • The Evolutionary Position of Homo erectus
  • Hominins Conquer the World
  • East Asia
  • Homo erectus: Ocean Explorer?
  • China
  • Europe
  • The Age of Ice
  • A Wreck of a World
  • The Oxygen Isotope Curve
  • Homo erectus: The Toolmaker
  • Subsistence
  • Issues and Debates
  • Is Homo erectus an Evolved Homo habilis?
  • Did the Pleistocene Cause the Evolution of Homo erectus?
  • What Enabled the Geographic Expansion of Homo erectus?
  • Intelligence
  • Control of Fire
  • The "Art" of Making Tools
  • Noah's Flood
  • The Mystery of the Missing Handaxes
  • Who Were the Hobbit Hominins?
  • Raising Homo erectus
  • When Did Homo erectus Become Extinct?
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Equable and Steady Change
  • Key Terms
  • 5.
  • The First Humans
  • The Evolution of Homo sapiens
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Premodern Humans: Fossil Evidence
  • Premodern Humans: Cultural Evidence
  • The Neandertals
  • Fairy Stones?
  • Morphological Evidence
  • Fossil Evidence
  • Neandertal Culture
  • Stone Tools
  • Subsistence
  • Compassion
  • Symbolic Expression
  • Burial of the Dead
  • Anatomically Modern Homo sapiens
  • An African Source
  • John Frere's Discovery
  • Explaining the Evolution of Us
  • The Replacement Model
  • The Multiregional Model
  • Issues and Debates
  • Replacement or Continuity?
  • What We Would Expect on the Basis of the Replacement Model
  • What We Would Expect on the Basis of the Multiregional Model
  • Testing the Implications of Replacement and Continuity
  • Replacement or Continuity?
  • Why Were the Neandertals Replaced?
  • More Stone Tools ... and Bones
  • Neandertal Nation
  • Could Neandertals Talk?
  • Did Neandertals Worship Cave Bears?
  • Was There Anybody Else Out There?
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • The Slow Agency of Existing Causes
  • Key Terms
  • 6.
  • Expanding Intellectual Horizons
  • Arts and Ideas in the Upper Paleolithic and Late Stone Age
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • An Intellectual Great Leap Forward
  • Blade Technology
  • Broadening the Subsistence Base
  • Ancient Humans Revisited
  • Larger Sites of Aggregation
  • Branching Out in Raw Materials
  • Abundance of Nonutilitarian Objects
  • Use of Exotic Raw Materials
  • More Elaborate Burials
  • Production of Art
  • A Revolution of Intellect: The Meaning of Upper Paleolithic Art
  • The Earliest Art: Australia and Africa
  • Upper Paleolithic Art in Europe
  • Figurines
  • Cultures Ancient and Changing
  • The Sound of Music
  • Issues and Debates
  • What Does the Art of the Upper Paleolithic Mean?
  • The Importance of Living Long: The Grandmother Effect
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Charles Darwin and the Antiquity of Life
  • Key Terms
  • 7.
  • Expanding Geographic Horizons
  • New Worlds
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • The Settlement of Greater Australia
  • Paleogeography in the Western Pacific
  • The Road to Sahul
  • An Evolutionary Philosophy
  • The Discovery of Greater Australia
  • The Earliest Occupation of Greater Australia
  • The Archaeology of Sahul
  • Willandra Lakes
  • The Spread Through Australia
  • The Australian Interior
  • Tasmania
  • Greater Australia: A Broad Range of Adaptations
  • East into the Pacific
  • A Pacific Islander "Age of Exploration"
  • The Mutability of Species
  • Pacific Geography
  • Pacific Archaeology
  • Coming to America
  • The Source of los Indios
  • When Did the First Migrants Arrive?
  • When Was Beringia Exposed and Open for Travel?
  • When Was Eastern Siberia First Inhabited?
  • What Is the Age of the Earliest New World Sites?
  • The First Human Settlement of America
  • One If by Land
  • The Origin of Species
  • Two If by Sea
  • Alaska
  • Denali and Nenana
  • Settlement of the Americas
  • Clovis
  • Clovis Technology
  • Clovis Subsistence
  • First Skeletons
  • Issues and Debates
  • Why Were the Pacific Islands Settled?
  • Human Evolution
  • Could Native Americans Really Have Come from Europe Instead of Asia?
  • Who---or What---Killed the American and Australian Megafauna?
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 8.
  • Cultures Evolving
  • After the Ice
  • The Food-Producing Revolution
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Europe
  • Mesolithic Subsistence Patterns
  • Diversity and Regionalization
  • Innovation in the Mesolithic
  • Asia
  • Our Modern View
  • The Development of Complexity: Before Agriculture
  • Africa
  • Australia
  • North America
  • Regionalism in the New World Archaic
  • Koster: Emblem of the Archaic
  • A Diversity of Adaptations
  • South America
  • The Shift from Food Collection to Food Production
  • Humans Taking the Place of Nature: Artificial Selection
  • Summary
  • Archaeological Evidence of Human Control of Plant and Animal Species
  • Geography
  • Size
  • Seed Morphology
  • Osteological Changes
  • Population Characteristics
  • The Near East
  • Late Pleistocene Foragers in the Near East
  • The First Agriculturalists
  • Mesoamerica
  • To Learn More
  • The First Agriculturalists in the New World
  • The Shift to Domesticated Foods Among the People of the Tehuacan Valley
  • The Greatest Native American Contribution to Food
  • A Model of the Shift to a Food-Producing Way of Life in Mesoamerica
  • Africa
  • Neolithic Culture Complexes in Africa
  • A Chronology of Food Production
  • Neolithic Cultures South of the Sahara
  • East and Central Asia
  • Chronology of Food Production in China
  • Technical Summaries
  • Food Production in Southeast and Northeast Asia
  • Domestication in Central Asia
  • Europe
  • The Shift to Agriculture in Southeast Europe
  • The Shift to Agriculture in Western Europe
  • North America
  • Indigenous Domestication North of Mexico
  • The Appearance of Maize in the Eastern Woodlands
  • The American Southwest
  • South America
  • 1.
  • Popular Summaries
  • Three Regional Neolithics
  • Animal Domestication in South America
  • Cotton
  • Issues and Debates
  • How Was Domestication Accomplished?
  • The Domestication of Wheat
  • From Teosinte to Maize
  • Beans
  • The Remarkably Modern Cuisine of the Ancient World
  • Why Agriculture?
  • On the Web
  • Niche Construction
  • A Multitude of Reasons
  • Was Agriculture the "Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race"?
  • Implications of the Neolithic: The Roots of Social Complexity
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • Key Terms
  • 9.
  • Roots of Complexity
  • The Origins of Civilization
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • The Construction of Stonehenge
  • Imagining Stonehenge
  • Chronicle
  • Simplicity and Complexity
  • 2.
  • The Origins of Complexity
  • A Revolution in Subsistence, a Revolution in Society
  • From Rank Societies to Chiefdoms
  • Complexity's Traces in the Old World
  • Jericho
  • Catalhoyuk
  • Mesopotamia: Land Between the Rivers
  • The Roots of Complexity in Sourthwest Asia
  • Complexity's Earliest Traces in the New World
  • The Olmec
  • Probing the Past
  • South America
  • Issues and Debates --
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Epistemology: How We Know What We Know
  • The "Science" in the Study of the Past
  • Paleoanthropological and Archaeological Sites
  • Encountering the Past
  • How Sites Are Formed
  • How Sites Are Preserved
  • How Sites Are Found
  • How Information is Recovered
  • Analyzing Archaeological Data
  • How Artifacts Are Analyzed
  • How Ecofacts Are Analyzed
  • How Human and Prehuman Skeletal Remains Are Analyzed
  • Determining the Age of a Site or Specimen
  • Dating Techniques Based on Radioactive Decay
  • Chapter Overview
  • Dating Techniques Based on Biology
  • Dating Techniques Based on Radiation Damage
  • Dating by Measuring Paleomagnetism
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 3.
  • Prelude
  • African Roots
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Miocene Preface
  • Fossil Apes of the Miocene
  • Why the Study of Apes Is Relevant to the Study of Humanity
  • What Happened to the Apes at the End of the Miocene?
  • The Irony of Extinction
  • The First Hominins
  • A Foreign Country
  • Late Miocene Hominins
  • The Genus Australopithecus
  • Australopithecus afarensis
  • A Fork in the Hominin Road
  • A Forest of Hominins
  • A Different Path---Homo habilis
  • The Ability to Make Tools
  • Oldowan Technology
  • The Fate of Homo habilis
  • Issues and Debates
  • An Anthropological Perspective
  • What Were the First Steps in Hominin Evolution?
  • How Do We Know the Hominins Were Upright?
  • Is There Other Evidence for Bipedality?
  • Why Bipedalism?
  • The Upright Provider
  • The Upright Scavenger
  • The Efficient Walker
  • The Endurance Runner
  • Were the Early Hominins Hunters?
  • Where Did the Idea for Stone Tools Come From?
  • An Ancient World
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 4.
  • The Human Lineage
  • Chapter Overview
  • On the Web
  • The Aztecs
  • Issues and Debates
  • Why Did the Maya Collapse?
  • What Does "Collapse" Even Mean?
  • Did the Maya Predict That the World Would End on December 21, 2012?
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • Key Terms
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 13.
  • An Explosion of Complexity
  • The Flowering of Civilization in the New World: South America
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Moche
  • Empires: Tiwanaku
  • 10.
  • Empires: Wari
  • Empires: Chimu
  • Empires: The Inca
  • The Inca Military Empire
  • A State Without Writing?
  • The End of the Inca State
  • Issues and Debates
  • Why Do Civilizations Collapse?
  • The Role of Environment in Collapse
  • Collapse: A Multiplicity of Causes
  • An Explosion of Complexity
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 14.
  • An Explosion of Complexity
  • The Flowering of Civilization Among Rank Societies in the Old and New Worlds
  • The Flowering of Civilization in the Old World: Mesopotamia and Egypt
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Complexity in Prehistoric America North of Mexico
  • The Development of Complexity
  • The Mississippian Temple Mound Builders
  • Cahokia
  • The American Southwest
  • Hohokam
  • Mogollon
  • Chapter Overview
  • Ancestral Puebloan
  • Northwest Coast of North America
  • Great Zimbabwe
  • The Glory of Zimbabwe
  • Issues and Debates
  • Is the State Inevitable?
  • What Happened to the Ancestral Puebloans?
  • Case Study Close-up
  • The Myth of the Mound Builders
  • Summary
  • Prelude
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • Evolutionary Epilogue
  • Chapter Overview
  • Past Perspectives, Future Directions
  • The Human Adaptation
  • From Stone Tools to Star Trek
  • Chronicle
  • Many Pathways
  • Key Terms
  • The Evolution of the State
  • The Character of Civilization
  • Contents note continued:
  • Food Surplus
  • Large, Dense Populations
  • Social Stratification
  • A Formal Government
  • Labor Specialization
  • Record Keeping
  • Monumental Works
  • The Geography of Civilizations
  • Mesopotamia
  • Accelerating Change: The Ubaid
  • Why Does Complexity Develop in the First Place?
  • The Role of Irrigation
  • Power Invested in the Temple
  • Mesopotamia's First Cities: The Uruk Period
  • The Beginning of the Written Record
  • Egypt of the Pharaohs
  • The Egyptian Neolithic
  • Hierakonpolis
  • First Writing
  • First Pharaoh
  • The Flowering of Egypt
  • Is Complexity Inevitable?
  • The Pyramid Age
  • Other African Civilizations
  • Issues and Debates
  • Why Did State Societies Develop?
  • Conflict Models
  • Integration Models
  • Many Paths to Civilization
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 11.
  • An Explosion of Complexity
  • The Flowering of Civilization in the Old World: The Indus Valley, China, and Minoan Crete
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Summary
  • The Indus Valley Civilization
  • Neolithic Cultures
  • Flood Control and Civilization in the Indus Valley
  • Cultural Convergence
  • Cities of the Indus
  • The Indus Script
  • "A Peaceful Realm"
  • The Civilization of Ancient China
  • The Lung-Shan Culture
  • Acceleration Toward Civilization
  • To Learn More
  • The Shang Civilization
  • Minoan Crete
  • The Rediscovery of Minoan Crete
  • Who Were the Minoans?
  • The Temple at Knossos
  • The Eruption on Thera
  • Issues and Debates
  • Why Were the Elites of State Societies So Conspicuous in Their Consumption?
  • Case Study Close-up
  • The Terra-Cotta Army of the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty
  • Technical Summaries
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 12.
  • An Explosion of Complexity
  • The Flowering of Civilization in the New World: Mesoamerica
  • Chapter Overview
  • Popular Summaries
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • The Maya
  • Maya Writing
  • Peak of the Maya
  • Teotihuacan
  • Teotihuacan History
  • A Monumental City
  • Residences of Teotihuacan's Citizens
  • The Reach of Teotihuacan
Control code
ocn550553979
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
5th ed
Extent
xxv, 546 p.
Isbn
9780195391350
Lccn
2010009151
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)550553979
Label
The past in perspective : an introduction to human prehistory, Kenneth L. Feder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • The Age of the Earth
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Homo erectus
  • The Evolutionary Position of Homo erectus
  • Hominins Conquer the World
  • East Asia
  • Homo erectus: Ocean Explorer?
  • China
  • Europe
  • The Age of Ice
  • A Wreck of a World
  • The Oxygen Isotope Curve
  • Homo erectus: The Toolmaker
  • Subsistence
  • Issues and Debates
  • Is Homo erectus an Evolved Homo habilis?
  • Did the Pleistocene Cause the Evolution of Homo erectus?
  • What Enabled the Geographic Expansion of Homo erectus?
  • Intelligence
  • Control of Fire
  • The "Art" of Making Tools
  • Noah's Flood
  • The Mystery of the Missing Handaxes
  • Who Were the Hobbit Hominins?
  • Raising Homo erectus
  • When Did Homo erectus Become Extinct?
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Equable and Steady Change
  • Key Terms
  • 5.
  • The First Humans
  • The Evolution of Homo sapiens
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Premodern Humans: Fossil Evidence
  • Premodern Humans: Cultural Evidence
  • The Neandertals
  • Fairy Stones?
  • Morphological Evidence
  • Fossil Evidence
  • Neandertal Culture
  • Stone Tools
  • Subsistence
  • Compassion
  • Symbolic Expression
  • Burial of the Dead
  • Anatomically Modern Homo sapiens
  • An African Source
  • John Frere's Discovery
  • Explaining the Evolution of Us
  • The Replacement Model
  • The Multiregional Model
  • Issues and Debates
  • Replacement or Continuity?
  • What We Would Expect on the Basis of the Replacement Model
  • What We Would Expect on the Basis of the Multiregional Model
  • Testing the Implications of Replacement and Continuity
  • Replacement or Continuity?
  • Why Were the Neandertals Replaced?
  • More Stone Tools ... and Bones
  • Neandertal Nation
  • Could Neandertals Talk?
  • Did Neandertals Worship Cave Bears?
  • Was There Anybody Else Out There?
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • The Slow Agency of Existing Causes
  • Key Terms
  • 6.
  • Expanding Intellectual Horizons
  • Arts and Ideas in the Upper Paleolithic and Late Stone Age
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • An Intellectual Great Leap Forward
  • Blade Technology
  • Broadening the Subsistence Base
  • Ancient Humans Revisited
  • Larger Sites of Aggregation
  • Branching Out in Raw Materials
  • Abundance of Nonutilitarian Objects
  • Use of Exotic Raw Materials
  • More Elaborate Burials
  • Production of Art
  • A Revolution of Intellect: The Meaning of Upper Paleolithic Art
  • The Earliest Art: Australia and Africa
  • Upper Paleolithic Art in Europe
  • Figurines
  • Cultures Ancient and Changing
  • The Sound of Music
  • Issues and Debates
  • What Does the Art of the Upper Paleolithic Mean?
  • The Importance of Living Long: The Grandmother Effect
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Charles Darwin and the Antiquity of Life
  • Key Terms
  • 7.
  • Expanding Geographic Horizons
  • New Worlds
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • The Settlement of Greater Australia
  • Paleogeography in the Western Pacific
  • The Road to Sahul
  • An Evolutionary Philosophy
  • The Discovery of Greater Australia
  • The Earliest Occupation of Greater Australia
  • The Archaeology of Sahul
  • Willandra Lakes
  • The Spread Through Australia
  • The Australian Interior
  • Tasmania
  • Greater Australia: A Broad Range of Adaptations
  • East into the Pacific
  • A Pacific Islander "Age of Exploration"
  • The Mutability of Species
  • Pacific Geography
  • Pacific Archaeology
  • Coming to America
  • The Source of los Indios
  • When Did the First Migrants Arrive?
  • When Was Beringia Exposed and Open for Travel?
  • When Was Eastern Siberia First Inhabited?
  • What Is the Age of the Earliest New World Sites?
  • The First Human Settlement of America
  • One If by Land
  • The Origin of Species
  • Two If by Sea
  • Alaska
  • Denali and Nenana
  • Settlement of the Americas
  • Clovis
  • Clovis Technology
  • Clovis Subsistence
  • First Skeletons
  • Issues and Debates
  • Why Were the Pacific Islands Settled?
  • Human Evolution
  • Could Native Americans Really Have Come from Europe Instead of Asia?
  • Who---or What---Killed the American and Australian Megafauna?
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 8.
  • Cultures Evolving
  • After the Ice
  • The Food-Producing Revolution
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Europe
  • Mesolithic Subsistence Patterns
  • Diversity and Regionalization
  • Innovation in the Mesolithic
  • Asia
  • Our Modern View
  • The Development of Complexity: Before Agriculture
  • Africa
  • Australia
  • North America
  • Regionalism in the New World Archaic
  • Koster: Emblem of the Archaic
  • A Diversity of Adaptations
  • South America
  • The Shift from Food Collection to Food Production
  • Humans Taking the Place of Nature: Artificial Selection
  • Summary
  • Archaeological Evidence of Human Control of Plant and Animal Species
  • Geography
  • Size
  • Seed Morphology
  • Osteological Changes
  • Population Characteristics
  • The Near East
  • Late Pleistocene Foragers in the Near East
  • The First Agriculturalists
  • Mesoamerica
  • To Learn More
  • The First Agriculturalists in the New World
  • The Shift to Domesticated Foods Among the People of the Tehuacan Valley
  • The Greatest Native American Contribution to Food
  • A Model of the Shift to a Food-Producing Way of Life in Mesoamerica
  • Africa
  • Neolithic Culture Complexes in Africa
  • A Chronology of Food Production
  • Neolithic Cultures South of the Sahara
  • East and Central Asia
  • Chronology of Food Production in China
  • Technical Summaries
  • Food Production in Southeast and Northeast Asia
  • Domestication in Central Asia
  • Europe
  • The Shift to Agriculture in Southeast Europe
  • The Shift to Agriculture in Western Europe
  • North America
  • Indigenous Domestication North of Mexico
  • The Appearance of Maize in the Eastern Woodlands
  • The American Southwest
  • South America
  • 1.
  • Popular Summaries
  • Three Regional Neolithics
  • Animal Domestication in South America
  • Cotton
  • Issues and Debates
  • How Was Domestication Accomplished?
  • The Domestication of Wheat
  • From Teosinte to Maize
  • Beans
  • The Remarkably Modern Cuisine of the Ancient World
  • Why Agriculture?
  • On the Web
  • Niche Construction
  • A Multitude of Reasons
  • Was Agriculture the "Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race"?
  • Implications of the Neolithic: The Roots of Social Complexity
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • Key Terms
  • 9.
  • Roots of Complexity
  • The Origins of Civilization
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • The Construction of Stonehenge
  • Imagining Stonehenge
  • Chronicle
  • Simplicity and Complexity
  • 2.
  • The Origins of Complexity
  • A Revolution in Subsistence, a Revolution in Society
  • From Rank Societies to Chiefdoms
  • Complexity's Traces in the Old World
  • Jericho
  • Catalhoyuk
  • Mesopotamia: Land Between the Rivers
  • The Roots of Complexity in Sourthwest Asia
  • Complexity's Earliest Traces in the New World
  • The Olmec
  • Probing the Past
  • South America
  • Issues and Debates --
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Epistemology: How We Know What We Know
  • The "Science" in the Study of the Past
  • Paleoanthropological and Archaeological Sites
  • Encountering the Past
  • How Sites Are Formed
  • How Sites Are Preserved
  • How Sites Are Found
  • How Information is Recovered
  • Analyzing Archaeological Data
  • How Artifacts Are Analyzed
  • How Ecofacts Are Analyzed
  • How Human and Prehuman Skeletal Remains Are Analyzed
  • Determining the Age of a Site or Specimen
  • Dating Techniques Based on Radioactive Decay
  • Chapter Overview
  • Dating Techniques Based on Biology
  • Dating Techniques Based on Radiation Damage
  • Dating by Measuring Paleomagnetism
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 3.
  • Prelude
  • African Roots
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Miocene Preface
  • Fossil Apes of the Miocene
  • Why the Study of Apes Is Relevant to the Study of Humanity
  • What Happened to the Apes at the End of the Miocene?
  • The Irony of Extinction
  • The First Hominins
  • A Foreign Country
  • Late Miocene Hominins
  • The Genus Australopithecus
  • Australopithecus afarensis
  • A Fork in the Hominin Road
  • A Forest of Hominins
  • A Different Path---Homo habilis
  • The Ability to Make Tools
  • Oldowan Technology
  • The Fate of Homo habilis
  • Issues and Debates
  • An Anthropological Perspective
  • What Were the First Steps in Hominin Evolution?
  • How Do We Know the Hominins Were Upright?
  • Is There Other Evidence for Bipedality?
  • Why Bipedalism?
  • The Upright Provider
  • The Upright Scavenger
  • The Efficient Walker
  • The Endurance Runner
  • Were the Early Hominins Hunters?
  • Where Did the Idea for Stone Tools Come From?
  • An Ancient World
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 4.
  • The Human Lineage
  • Chapter Overview
  • On the Web
  • The Aztecs
  • Issues and Debates
  • Why Did the Maya Collapse?
  • What Does "Collapse" Even Mean?
  • Did the Maya Predict That the World Would End on December 21, 2012?
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • Key Terms
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 13.
  • An Explosion of Complexity
  • The Flowering of Civilization in the New World: South America
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Moche
  • Empires: Tiwanaku
  • 10.
  • Empires: Wari
  • Empires: Chimu
  • Empires: The Inca
  • The Inca Military Empire
  • A State Without Writing?
  • The End of the Inca State
  • Issues and Debates
  • Why Do Civilizations Collapse?
  • The Role of Environment in Collapse
  • Collapse: A Multiplicity of Causes
  • An Explosion of Complexity
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 14.
  • An Explosion of Complexity
  • The Flowering of Civilization Among Rank Societies in the Old and New Worlds
  • The Flowering of Civilization in the Old World: Mesopotamia and Egypt
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Complexity in Prehistoric America North of Mexico
  • The Development of Complexity
  • The Mississippian Temple Mound Builders
  • Cahokia
  • The American Southwest
  • Hohokam
  • Mogollon
  • Chapter Overview
  • Ancestral Puebloan
  • Northwest Coast of North America
  • Great Zimbabwe
  • The Glory of Zimbabwe
  • Issues and Debates
  • Is the State Inevitable?
  • What Happened to the Ancestral Puebloans?
  • Case Study Close-up
  • The Myth of the Mound Builders
  • Summary
  • Prelude
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • Evolutionary Epilogue
  • Chapter Overview
  • Past Perspectives, Future Directions
  • The Human Adaptation
  • From Stone Tools to Star Trek
  • Chronicle
  • Many Pathways
  • Key Terms
  • The Evolution of the State
  • The Character of Civilization
  • Contents note continued:
  • Food Surplus
  • Large, Dense Populations
  • Social Stratification
  • A Formal Government
  • Labor Specialization
  • Record Keeping
  • Monumental Works
  • The Geography of Civilizations
  • Mesopotamia
  • Accelerating Change: The Ubaid
  • Why Does Complexity Develop in the First Place?
  • The Role of Irrigation
  • Power Invested in the Temple
  • Mesopotamia's First Cities: The Uruk Period
  • The Beginning of the Written Record
  • Egypt of the Pharaohs
  • The Egyptian Neolithic
  • Hierakonpolis
  • First Writing
  • First Pharaoh
  • The Flowering of Egypt
  • Is Complexity Inevitable?
  • The Pyramid Age
  • Other African Civilizations
  • Issues and Debates
  • Why Did State Societies Develop?
  • Conflict Models
  • Integration Models
  • Many Paths to Civilization
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Case Study Close-up
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 11.
  • An Explosion of Complexity
  • The Flowering of Civilization in the Old World: The Indus Valley, China, and Minoan Crete
  • Chapter Overview
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • Summary
  • The Indus Valley Civilization
  • Neolithic Cultures
  • Flood Control and Civilization in the Indus Valley
  • Cultural Convergence
  • Cities of the Indus
  • The Indus Script
  • "A Peaceful Realm"
  • The Civilization of Ancient China
  • The Lung-Shan Culture
  • Acceleration Toward Civilization
  • To Learn More
  • The Shang Civilization
  • Minoan Crete
  • The Rediscovery of Minoan Crete
  • Who Were the Minoans?
  • The Temple at Knossos
  • The Eruption on Thera
  • Issues and Debates
  • Why Were the Elites of State Societies So Conspicuous in Their Consumption?
  • Case Study Close-up
  • The Terra-Cotta Army of the First Emperor of the Qin Dynasty
  • Technical Summaries
  • Summary
  • To Learn More
  • Technical Summaries
  • Popular Summaries
  • On the Web
  • Key Terms
  • 12.
  • An Explosion of Complexity
  • The Flowering of Civilization in the New World: Mesoamerica
  • Chapter Overview
  • Popular Summaries
  • Prelude
  • Chronicle
  • The Maya
  • Maya Writing
  • Peak of the Maya
  • Teotihuacan
  • Teotihuacan History
  • A Monumental City
  • Residences of Teotihuacan's Citizens
  • The Reach of Teotihuacan
Control code
ocn550553979
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
5th ed
Extent
xxv, 546 p.
Isbn
9780195391350
Lccn
2010009151
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
(OCoLC)550553979

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