Patterns In Prehistory

Patterns In Prehistory

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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

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Robert J. Wenke
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2007
File : 622 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015079169747


Patterns In Prehistory

Patterns In Prehistory

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This comprehensive review of world prehistory is organized around the five topics central to archaeology: the origins of culture, the development of physically "modern" people, the Pleistocene cultures, the establishment of agricultural economies, and the rise of complex states and empires. It presents a coherent philosophy of the field, reflecting the "new archaeology" of the 1960s and 70s while reviewing the methodological revisions of the 1980s, and relates the archaeological data from hundreds of sites to the great questions of prehistorical change. Thoroughly revised and brought up to date in light of recent scholarship, the second edition is more compact and even easier to use. It features expanded coverage of Egypt and Mexico, 25 new illustrations, and a wealth of anecdotal material. Clear and lively, Patterns in Prehistory is that rare book that will fascinate general readers and students alike." -- Publisher.

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Genre : Antiquities, Prehistoric
Author by : Robert J. Wenke
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1984
File : 500 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015017495303


Patterns In Prehistory

Patterns In Prehistory

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Genre : History
Author by : Robert J. Wenke
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 1990
File : 614 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015018934144


Patterns In Prehistory

Patterns In Prehistory

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Genre : Man, Prehistoric
Author by : Robert J. Wenke
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Release : 1980
File : 724 Pages
ISBN : 0195025571


A Study Of Prehistoric Settlement Patterns In China

A Study Of Prehistoric Settlement Patterns In China

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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.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Anping Pei
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-04-07
File : 458 Pages
ISBN : 9789811530609


Kaleidoscope Of Dinosaurs And Prehistoric Life Their Colors And Patterns Explained

Kaleidoscope Of Dinosaurs And Prehistoric Life Their Colors And Patterns Explained

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What color could the dinosaurs have been? Kaleidoscope of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life explores with vibrant illustrations and incredible cutting edge theories just how dinosaurs and other extinct creatures might have looked.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Greer Stothers
Publisher : Wide Eyed Editions
Release : 2022-02-08
File : 64 Pages
ISBN : 9780711266919


Prehistoric Settlement Patterns And Cultures In Susiana Southwestern Iran

Prehistoric Settlement Patterns And Cultures In Susiana Southwestern Iran

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Abbas Alizadeh
Publisher : University of Michigan Museum
Release : 1992
File : 175 Pages
ISBN : 9780915703296


Dinosaur Patterns

Dinosaur Patterns

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This cool Wide Ruled Composition Book Will Make A Perfect Gift For Back To School 100 Pages High Quality Paper 7.44" x 9.69" Journal Soft Matte Cover Great size to carry in your back, for school Useful as a journal, notebook or composition book Cute Gift for your niece or nephew

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Author by : Jen Sterling
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2019-05-23
File : 102 Pages
ISBN : 1099840856


Prehistoric Settlement Patterns In The Texcoco Region Mexico

Prehistoric Settlement Patterns In The Texcoco Region Mexico

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Genre : History
Author by : Jeffrey R. Parsons
Publisher : University of Michigan Museum
Release : 1971
File : 390 Pages
ISBN : 9780932206657


Prehispanic Settlement Patterns In The Northwestern Valley Of Mexico

Prehispanic Settlement Patterns In The Northwestern Valley Of Mexico

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This monograph presents data from a systematic regional archaeological survey carried out over an area of ca. 600 square kilometers during May through December 1973 by the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology. Six principal occupational cycles are identified: (1) a very sparsely settled Formative era (ca. 500 BC-100 AD) (2) substantial growth during the subsequent Classic period (ca. 100-600 AD) (3) settlement contraction dominated by a single major hilltop center during the Epiclassic (ca. 600-900 AD) (4) explosive growth during the Early Postclassic (ca. 900-1100 AD) (5) near depopulation during the Middle Postclassic (ca. 1100-1300 AD) (6) extensive reoccupation during the Late Postclassic into early Colonial times (ca. 1300-1600 AD) Numerous photographs illustrate details of a landscape that has been radically altered by urban sprawl and commercial agriculture since the time of the fieldwork.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Jeffrey R. Parsons
Publisher : University of Michigan Museum
Release : 2008
File : 438 Pages
ISBN : 9780915703708