The Origins of Human Society (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Origins of Human Society * Presents a fresh look at broad trends in human prehistory. * Ranges across the globe using particular regions and periods as case studies. * Reveals to the non--specialist how archaeological data are assembled and interpreted to develop models of past society. .
- Published: 20 December 1999
- Format: Paperback 496 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781577181125 ISBN 10: 1577181123
- Sales rank: 1,086,956
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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.