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The Cambridge World Prehistory

The Cambridge World Prehistory

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Colin Renfrew, Paul Bahn, Peter Forster, Paul Heggarty, Zeray Alemseged, David R. Braun, John Fleagle, Frederick Grine, Christopher Henshilwood, Marlize Lombard, John Parkington, Jean-Loïc Le Quellec, Peter Breunig, Manfred Eggert, Shadreck Chirikure, François-Xavier Fauvelle-Aymar, François Bon, Stan Hendrickx, Dirk Huyge, Salima Ikram, Jacke Phillips, Katragadda V. Paddayya, Russell Ciochon, Roy Larick, Timothy Reynolds, Ryan Rabett, Dorian Fuller, Jonathan Kenoyer, Dilip Chakrabarti, Rasmi Shoocongdej, Dougald O'Reilly, Daud Tanudirjo, Victor Paz, Peter White, Tim Denham, Caroline Bird, Geoffrey Clark, Stuart Bedford, Patrick V. Kirch, Pamela Chester, Michael Shunkov, Ludmila Lbova, Junko Habu, Mayke Wagner, Pavel Tarasov, David Cohen, Robert Murowchick, Francis Allard, Margarete Pruech, Gina Barnes, Andrei Tabarev, Michael Collins, David Anderson, Hugo Yacobaccio, Michael Love, Tom Dillehay, Dolores Piperno, Linda Manzanilla, Ann Cyphers, Andrew Balkansky, David Freidel, Daniel Sandweiss, Richard Burger, William Isbell, Terry D'Altroy, Roberto Lleras, Anna Roosevelt, Lidia Garcia, Arie Boomert, Charles Riggs, Terry Jones, Linea Sundstrom, Timothy Pauketat, Elizabeth Chilton, Meredith Hardy, Ronald Williamson, Gonen Sharon, Anna Belfer-Cohen, Nigel Goring-Morris, Ofer Bar-Yosef, Yossi Garfinkel, Peter Akkermans, Joan Oates, Mehmet Özdogan, Asli Özyar, Philip Kohl, Viktor Trifonov, Lloyd Weeks, Hermann Parzinger, Vyacheslav Molodin, Natalya Polos'mak, Georgina Herrmann, Olaf Jöris, João Zilhão, John Chapman, Peter Bogucki, Oliver Dickinson, Alison Sheridan, Anthony Harding, Bryan Hanks, Anthony Snodgrass
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  • The Cambridge World Prehistory provides a systematic and authoritative examination of the prehistory of every region around the world from the early days of human origins in Africa two million years ago to the beginnings of written history, which in some areas started only two centuries ago. Written by a team of leading international scholars, the volumes include both traditional topics and cutting-edge approaches, such as archaeolinguistics and molecular genetics, and examine the essential questions of human development around the world. The volumes are organized geographically, exploring the evolution of hominins and their expansion from Africa, as well as the formation of states and development in each region of different technologies such as seafaring, metallurgy, and food production. The Cambridge World Prehistory reveals a rich and complex history of the world. It will be an invaluable resource for any student or scholar of archaeology and related disciplines looking to research a particular topic, tradition, region, or period within prehistory.

    • Uses latest findings, including radiocarbon dating and DNA
    • Provides world coverage by leading international scholars
    • Considers linguistic and genetic diversity as well as diversity of human culture
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    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781107595408
    • contains: 659 b/w illus. 190 maps 14 tables
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  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1. Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific: Part I. Introduction:
    1. History of world prehistory
    2. Chronology
    3. Climatic change
    4. Traditional themes
    5. DNA
    6. Language
    Part II. Africa:
    7. Early hominins
    8. Earliest industries
    9. The human revolution
    10. Homo fossils
    11. Middle Stone Age of Subsaharan Africa
    12. Late Stone Age of Southern Africa
    13. North Africa
    14. West Africa
    15. Central Africa
    16. Southern Africa
    17. East Africa and Madagascar and the Emergence of Northeast African states
    18. Neolithic and Predynastic Egypt
    19. Emergence of the Egyptian state
    20. Summary of dynastic Egypt
    21. Summary of Classical and post-Classical Africa
    22. Languages
    Part III. South and Southeast Asia:
    23. Palaeolithic of South Asia
    24. Pre-Upper Palaeolithic Southeast Asia, including Flores
    25. DNA
    26. Upper Palaeolithic of Southeast Asia
    27. Food production in India and Sri Lanka
    28. Harappan
    29. Post-Harappan
    30. Summary of historic India and Sri Lanka
    31. Food production in Southeast Asia
    32. Complex society of Southeast Asia
    33. Summary of Khmer
    34i. Indonesia
    34ii. The Philippines
    35. Languages
    Part IV. The Pacific:
    36. DNA
    37. Palaeolithic of Australia, New Guinea, and Bismarcks
    38. Later prehistory of New Guinea
    39. Later prehistory of Australia
    40i. Micronesia
    40ii. Melanesia
    41. Polynesia, including Hawaii and Easter Island
    42. New Zealand
    43. Languages. Volume 2. East Asia and the Americas: Part V. East Asia:
    1. DNA
    2. Pre-Upper Palaeolithic
    3. Upper Palaeolithic
    4. Early sedentism of the Pacific coast and early Jomon
    5. Neolithic of Northern and Central China
    6. Neolithic of Southern China, including Tibet
    7. Early complex societies in the Yellow River and Northern China
    8. Early complex societies in Southern China, including Tibet
    9. Summary of ancient China
    10. Complex society in Japan and Korea
    11. Later prehistory of Eastern Siberia
    12. Languages
    Part VI. The Americas:
    13. DNA
    14. The first Americans
    15. Paleoindian and Archaic of North America
    16. Paleoindian and Archaic of Central and South America
    17. Domestication and Formative of Mesoamerica
    18. Domestication and Formative of South America
    19. Valley of Mexico
    20. Olmecs and Gulf Coast
    21. Oaxaca
    22. Maya
    23. Early coastal South America
    24. Early Horizon
    25. Early Intermediate and Middle Horizon
    26. Late Horizon
    27. Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela
    28. Amazonia
    29. Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Patagonia
    30. Caribbean islands and neighbouring South American coast
    31. The South-West
    32. The North Pacific coast
    33 Plains and Mississippian
    34. The Atlantic coast from Florida to New England
    35. Northern North America
    36. Languages. Volume 3. Part VII. Western and Central Asia:
    1. Pre-Upper Palaeolithic
    2. DNA
    3. Upper Palaeolithic
    4. Origins of sedentism and agriculture
    5. The Levant and Cyprus
    6. Western Syria
    7. Mesopotamia and Iran, the first cities
    8. Summary of Akkad onwards
    9. Anatolia up to 2000 BC
    10. Anatolia after 2000 BC
    11. The Caucasus, including Georgia and Armenia
    12. Arabia
    13. Central Asia before the Silk Road
    14. Southern Siberia
    15. Summary of the post-Classical and Islam
    16 Languages
    Part VIII. Europe and the Mediterranean:
    17. The Pre-Upper Palaeolithic
    18. DNA
    19. Upper Palaeolithic
    20. Upper Palaeolithic imagery
    21i. Post-Pleistocene and early food production in Southern Europe
    21ii. Post-Pleistocene and early food production in Southern Europe
    22. Post-Pleistocene and early food production in Northern Europe
    23. The Aegean
    24. Post-Neolithic of Western Europe
    25. Post-Neolithic of Central and Northern Europe, including the Scandinavian Bronze Age
    26. Post-Neolithic of Eastern Europe
    27. Summary of the Classical World
    28. Languages.

  • Editors

    Colin Renfrew, University of Cambridge
    Colin Renfrew (Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn) is Emeritus Disney Professor of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, where he is a Senior Fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. He is author of many influential books on archaeology and prehistory, including, most recently with Iain Morley, The Archaeology of Measurement and with Paul G. Bahn, Archaeology: Theories, Methods, and Practice, which is one of the standard textbooks on the subject.

    Paul Bahn
    Paul Bahn is one of the world's leading scholars and popularizers of archaeology. He is the author or co-author of more than thirty books, including The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art and, most recently, Prehistoric Rock Art: Polemics and Progress. His articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including Nature, and he is an editorial consultant to Archaeology Magazine, DIG, and the Rapa Nui Journal.

    Contributors

    Colin Renfrew, Paul Bahn, Peter Forster, Paul Heggarty, Zeray Alemseged, David R. Braun, John Fleagle, Frederick Grine, Christopher Henshilwood, Marlize Lombard, John Parkington, Jean-Loïc Le Quellec, Peter Breunig, Manfred Eggert, Shadreck Chirikure, François-Xavier Fauvelle-Aymar, François Bon, Stan Hendrickx, Dirk Huyge, Salima Ikram, Jacke Phillips, Katragadda V. Paddayya, Russell Ciochon, Roy Larick, Timothy Reynolds, Ryan Rabett, Dorian Fuller, Jonathan Kenoyer, Dilip Chakrabarti, Rasmi Shoocongdej, Dougald O'Reilly, Daud Tanudirjo, Victor Paz, Peter White, Tim Denham, Caroline Bird, Geoffrey Clark, Stuart Bedford, Patrick V. Kirch, Pamela Chester, Michael Shunkov, Ludmila Lbova, Junko Habu, Mayke Wagner, Pavel Tarasov, David Cohen, Robert Murowchick, Francis Allard, Margarete Pruech, Gina Barnes, Andrei Tabarev, Michael Collins, David Anderson, Hugo Yacobaccio, Michael Love, Tom Dillehay, Dolores Piperno, Linda Manzanilla, Ann Cyphers, Andrew Balkansky, David Freidel, Daniel Sandweiss, Richard Burger, William Isbell, Terry D'Altroy, Roberto Lleras, Anna Roosevelt, Lidia Garcia, Arie Boomert, Charles Riggs, Terry Jones, Linea Sundstrom, Timothy Pauketat, Elizabeth Chilton, Meredith Hardy, Ronald Williamson, Gonen Sharon, Anna Belfer-Cohen, Nigel Goring-Morris, Ofer Bar-Yosef, Yossi Garfinkel, Peter Akkermans, Joan Oates, Mehmet Özdogan, Asli Özyar, Philip Kohl, Viktor Trifonov, Lloyd Weeks, Hermann Parzinger, Vyacheslav Molodin, Natalya Polos'mak, Georgina Herrmann, Olaf Jöris, João Zilhão, John Chapman, Peter Bogucki, Oliver Dickinson, Alison Sheridan, Anthony Harding, Bryan Hanks, Anthony Snodgrass

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