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Images of the Past

Images of the Past - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0073405209

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ISBN13: 978-0073405209
ISBN10: 0073405205
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 08
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2008
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Images of the Past - 5TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0073405209

T. Douglas Price and Gary Feinman

ISBN13: 978-0073405209
ISBN10: 0073405205
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 08
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

This well illustrated, full-color, site-by-site survey of prehistory captures the popular interest, excitement, and visual splendor of archaeology as it provides insight into the research, interpretations, and theoretical themes in the field. The new edition maintains the authors' innovative solutions to two central problems of the course: first, the text continues to focus on about 80 sites, giving students less encyclopedic detail but essential coverage of the discoveries that have produced the major insights into prehistory; second, it continues to be organized into essays on sites and concepts, allowing professors complete flexibility in organizing their courses.

New Features

  • This edition has been substantially updated and revised, dated material deleted and information added on new discoveries in archaeology. New art -- photos and line drawings -- improves the visual impact of the book. The bibliography at the end of the book has been expanded and revised.
  • New material in the first half of the book includes: new information on the first Americans, extinctions, genetics, the origins of agriculture, domestication, and extinct hominins (Chapter 1); new dates and information on recent discoveries of early hominins and more on bipedalism (2); further mention of the so-called ''hobbits'' from the island of Flores in Indonesia, and additional information on a number of new sites including, Kennewick, Hebior, Moundville, and the Jomon (3); and a new box on the peopling of the Pacific and a spectacular new Jomon site, Sannai Maruyama (5).
  • New material in the second half of the book includes: a discussion of the Caribbean in New World prehistory, new interpretations of the Inca quipu, the discovery of ancient noodles in China, new perspectives of the Moundville site in Alabama, and an expanded Chapter 12 conclusion that offers a more complete ending to the text and focuses on the value and importance of protecting the past, and on ethics and careers.

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors
Walkthrough
Chapter 1. Principles of Archaeology
Chapter 2. The First Humans
Chapter 3. Out of Africa: Homo Erectus
Chapter 4. The Hunters
Chapter 5. Postglacial Foragers
Chapter 6. The Origins of Agriculture
Chapter 7. Native North Americans
Chapter 8. Ancient Mesoamerica
Chapter 9. South America: The Inca and Their Predecessors
Chapter 10. States and Empires in Asia and Africa
Chapter 11. Prehistoric Europe
Chapter 12. In Conclusion: The Past as Present and Future
Appendix: Common Measurement Conversions and Equivalents
Glossary
References
Credits
Index

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