The Origins of Human Society

The Origins of Human Society

Book - 1999
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WILEY
The Origins of Human Society traces the development of human culture from its origins over 2 million years ago to the emergence of literate civilization. In addition to a global coverage of prehistoric life, the book pays specific attention to the origins and dispersal of anatomically-modern humans, the development of symbolic expression, the transition from mobile foraging bands to sedentary households, early agriculture and its consequences, the emergence of social differentiation and hereditary ranking, and the prehistoric roots of ancient states and empires.

Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1999
ISBN: 9781557863492
1557863490
9780577861129
0577861123
9781577181125
1577181123
Characteristics: xvi, 475 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm

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