Patterns in Prehistory

Patterns in Prehistory
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Author: Robert J. Wenke,Deborah I. Olszewski,Deborah Olszewski
Pages: 622
ISBN: UOM:39015079169747
Release: 2007
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

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Who are we? How did the world become what it is today? What paths did humanity traverse along the way? Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, is a comprehensive and engaging survey of humanity's past three million years. It brings together theories and archaeological examples to pose questions about who we are and the means by which humanity evolved into what it is today. Ideal for introductory courses in world prehistory and origins of complex societies, Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, offers a unified and thematic approach to the four great transformations--or patterns--that characterize humanity's past: the origins and evolution of culture; the origins of modern humans and human behaviors; the origins of agriculture; and the origins of complex societies, civilizations, and pre-industrial states. Integrating theoretical approaches with archaeological data from the Middle East, Mesoamerica, North and South America, Egypt, China, the Indus Valley, and temperate Europe, Patterns in Prehistory, Fifth Edition, reveals how archaeologists decipher the past. It demonstrates how theory and method are combined to derive interpretations and also considers how interpretations evolve as a result of accumulating data, technological advances in recording and analyzing data sets, and newer theoretical perspectives. This new edition of Patterns in Prehistory provides: * Fresh insights with the addition of coauthor Deborah Olszewski, who has carefully reviewed and revamped the material with an eye toward making the text clearly understandable to today's students * Updated discussions throughout, including expanded information on post-processual archaeology, current methodologies, and technological advances * Approximately 250 illustrations and maps, more than half of which are new to this edition * Groundbreaking research on new discoveries of hominin fossils, genetic research, prehistoric migrations, the peopling of the Americas, and theories of the origins of agriculture and the origins of complex societies * Timelines for all relevant chapters as well as an overarching timeline for the entire book to help students place events in context * Extensively updated chapter bibliographies and chapter endnotes

Patterns in Prehistory

Patterns in Prehistory
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Author: Robert J. Wenke
Pages: 614
ISBN: UOM:39015018934144
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown

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Patterns in Prehistory

Patterns in Prehistory
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Author: Robert J. Wenke,Robert J.. Wenke
Pages: 724
ISBN: UCAL:B4346969
Release: 1980
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

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Patterns in Prehistory an Examination of the Later Thinking of V Gordon Childe

 Patterns in Prehistory   an Examination of the Later Thinking of V  Gordon Childe
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:931709451
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown

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Studyguide for Patterns in Prehistory

Studyguide for Patterns in Prehistory
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Author: Robert J. Wenke,Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Pages: 142
ISBN: 1478418850
Release: 2012-09
Editor: Cram101

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780195169287 .

Subsistence Patterns in Prehistoric New Zealand

Subsistence Patterns in Prehistoric New Zealand
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Author: Helen May Keedwell Leach
Pages: 114
ISBN: IND:30000054438621
Release: 1969
Editor: Unknown

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Prehistoric Settlement Patterns and Cultures in Susiana Southwestern Iran

Prehistoric Settlement Patterns and Cultures in Susiana  Southwestern Iran
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Author: Abbas Alizadeh,F. G. L. Gremliza
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9780915703296
Release: 1992
Editor: University of Michigan Museum

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How Ancient Europeans Saw the World

How Ancient Europeans Saw the World
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Author: Peter S. Wells
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781400844777
Release: 2012-08-26
Editor: Princeton University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A revolutionary approach to how we view Europe's prehistoric culture The peoples who inhabited Europe during the two millennia before the Roman conquests had established urban centers, large-scale production of goods such as pottery and iron tools, a money economy, and elaborate rituals and ceremonies. Yet as Peter Wells argues here, the visual world of these late prehistoric communities was profoundly different from those of ancient Rome's literate civilization and today's industrialized societies. Drawing on startling new research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Wells reconstructs how the peoples of pre-Roman Europe saw the world and their place in it. He sheds new light on how they communicated their thoughts, feelings, and visual perceptions through the everyday tools they shaped, the pottery and metal ornaments they decorated, and the arrangements of objects they made in their ritual places—and how these forms and patterns in turn shaped their experience. How Ancient Europeans Saw the World offers a completely new approach to the study of Bronze Age and Iron Age Europe, and represents a major challenge to existing views about prehistoric cultures. The book demonstrates why we cannot interpret the structures that Europe's pre-Roman inhabitants built in the landscape, the ways they arranged their settlements and burial sites, or the complex patterning of their art on the basis of what these things look like to us. Rather, we must view these objects and visual patterns as they were meant to be seen by the ancient peoples who fashioned them.

Studyguide for Patterns in Prehistory

Studyguide for Patterns in Prehistory
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Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews,Cram101 Textbook Reviews Staff
Pages: 138
ISBN: 1478475749
Release: 2013-05
Editor: Cram101

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9780872893795. This item is printed on demand.

Patterns of Prehistoric Site Distribution in Effingham and Screven Counties Georgia

Patterns of Prehistoric Site Distribution in Effingham and Screven Counties  Georgia
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Author: Paul R. Fish
Pages: 123
ISBN: PSU:000011130505
Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown

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A Study of Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in China

A Study of Prehistoric Settlement Patterns in China
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Author: Anping Pei
Pages: 458
ISBN: 9789811530609
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Springer Nature

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book is the first-ever monograph on clustering patterns in prehistoric settlements. It not only theoretically explains the difference between natural settlement communities and organizational forms for the first time, but also demonstrates the importance of understanding this difference in practical research. Based on extensive archaeological data from China and focusing on the evolution of prehistoric settlements and changing social relations, the book completely breaks with the globally popular research mode which is based on the assumption that settlement archaeology has nothing to do with prehistoric social organization. In terms of research methods, the book also abandons the globally popular method of measuring the grade and importance of settlements according to their size and the value of the unearthed objects. Instead, it focuses on understanding settlements’ attributes from the combined perspective of the group and individuals. On the one hand, the book proves that the clustering patterns in prehistoric settlement sites reflect the organizational forms of the time; on the other, it demonstrates that historical research focusing on the organizational forms of prehistoric societies is closer to the historical reality and of more scientific value. The intended readership includes graduates and researchers in the field of archaeology, or those who are interested in cultural relics and prehistoric settlements.

Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Prehistoric Maya Settlement Procurement and Exchange on the Coast and Cays of Southern Belize

Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Prehistoric Maya Settlement  Procurement  and Exchange on the Coast and Cays of Southern Belize
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Author: J. Jefferson MacKinnon
Pages: 1462
ISBN: WISC:89098586316
Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown

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Prehistory

Prehistory
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Author: Colin Renfrew
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781588368089
Release: 2008-08-19
Editor: Modern Library

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Prehistory, the award-winning archaeologist and renowned scholar Colin Renfrew covers human existence before the advent of written records–which is to say, the overwhelming majority of our time here on earth. But Renfrew also opens up to discussion, and even debate, the term “prehistory” itself, giving an incisive, concise, and lively survey of the past, and how scholars and scientists labor to bring it to light. Renfrew begins by looking at prehistory as a discipline, particularly how developments of the past century and a half–advances in archaeology and geology; Darwin’s ideas of evolution; discoveries of artifacts and fossil evidence of our human ancestors; and even more enlightened museum and collection curatorship–have fueled continuous growth in our knowledge of prehistory. He details how breakthroughs such as radiocarbon dating and DNA analysis have helped us to define humankind’s past–how things have changed–much more clearly than was possible just a half century ago. Answers for why things have changed, however, continue to elude us, so Renfrew discusses some of the issues and challenges past and present that confront the study of prehistory and its investigators. In the book’s second part, Renfrew shifts the narrative focus, offering a summary of human prehistory from early hominids to the rise of literate civilization that is refreshingly free from conventional wisdom and grand “unified” theories. The author’s own case studies encompass a vast geographical and chronological range–the Orkney Islands, the Balkans, the Indus Valley, Peru, Ireland, and China–and help to explain the formation and development of agriculture and centralized societies. He concludes with a fascinating chapter on early writing systems, “From Prehistory to History.” In this invaluable, brief account of human development prior to the last four millennia, Colin Renfrew delivers a meticulously researched and passionately argued chronicle about our life on earth, and our ongoing quest to understand it.

Gardens of Prehistory

Gardens of Prehistory
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Author: Thomas W. Killion
Pages: 334
ISBN: 0817305653
Release: 1992-09-30
Editor: University of Alabama Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Gardens of Prehistory details the social developments that were created by the prehistoric agricultural systems of the New World.

Archaeological Footwear

Archaeological Footwear
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Author: Marquita Volken
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9089321179
Release: 2014-03-01
Editor: Stichting Promotie Archaeologie

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The knowledge of how to make a shoe pattern was certainly the ancient shoemaker's most closely guarded secret, passed from master to apprentice but never written down. Now, after 20 years of research, the principles for making ancient shoe patterns have been rediscovered.This comprehensive guide to European archaeological footwear is richly illustrated with drawings and photographs of archaeological leather shoe finds and shoe reconstructions. A catalogue presents each named shoe style along with the cutting patterns used, a concise description and a full list of the published examples. The volume also includes a short history of calceological studies, case studies, the fundamental research methods and an overview of shoe sole/upper constructions for archaeological leather shoes. Marquita Volken uses the practical knowledge and research techniques developed by Olaf Goubitz in com-bination with the methods established by Carol van Driel-Murray and Willy Groenmann-van Waateringe to identify the 17 basic types of cutting patterns used for archaeological leather footwear. Over 400 named shoe styles are identified and presented within a chronological framework covering Prehistory, the Roman period, the Middle Ages and the early modern times.

Ancient Greek Accentuation

Ancient Greek Accentuation
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Author: Philomen Probert
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9780199279609
Release: 2006-03-23
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Probert's study offers not only an improved understanding of the history of Greek accentuation but also insights into aspects of Indo-European accentuation and the effects of word frequency on language change.

Ideology Power and Prehistory

Ideology  Power and Prehistory
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Author: Professor of Anthropology Daniel Miller,Theoretical Archaeology Group (England). Conference,Professor Christopher Tilley
Pages: 157
ISBN: 0521255260
Release: 1984-05-03
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book starts from the premise that methodology has always dominated archaeology to the detriment of broader social theory.

Before Modern Humans

Before Modern Humans
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Author: Grant S. McCall
Pages: 390
ISBN: 9781000158014
Release: 2020-09-11
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This fascinating volume, assessing Lower and Middle Pleistocene African prehistory, argues that the onset of the Middle Stone Age marks the origins of landscape use patterns resembling those of modern human foragers. Inaugurating a paradigm shift in our understanding of modern human behavior, Grant McCall argues that this transition—related to the origins of “home base” residential site use—occurred in mosaic fashion over the course of hundreds of thousands of years. He concludes by proposing a model of brain evolution driven by increasing subsistence diversity and intensity against the backdrop of larger populations and Pleistocene environmental unpredictability. McCall argues that human brain size did not arise to support the complex patterns of social behavior that pervade our lives today, but instead large human brains were co-opted for these purposes relatively late in prehistory, accounting for the striking archaeological record of the Upper Pleistocene.

Pattern of the Past

Pattern of the Past
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Author: David L. Clarke
Pages: 443
ISBN: 0521227631
Release: 1981-01-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The book will be of importance for archaeologists and of interest to anthropologists.

Archaeology and Humanity s Story

Archaeology and Humanity s Story
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Author: Deborah I. Olszewski
Pages: 600
ISBN: 0190930128
Release: 2019
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This student-friendly textbook introduces the archaeological past from approximately seven million years ago through later politically complex societies. Now fully updated in its second edition, Archaeology and Humanity's Story: A Brief Introduction to World Prehistory does not attempt to discuss every archaeologically important site and development in prehistory and early history. Rather, it presents key issues from earlier prehistory and then organizes the chapters on politically complex societies using a similar framework. This allows students to easily compare and contrast different geographical regions. Each of these chapters also highlights a specific case study in which similar themes are examined, such as the written word; resource networks, trade, and exchange; social life; ritual and religion; and warfare and violence. Each chapter includes several sidebar boxes, a timeline showing the chronology relevant to that chapter, and "The Big Picture," "Peopling the Past," and "Further Reflections" features.