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The Past In Perspective: An Introduction To Human Prehistory

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  70 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This engaging, up-to-date, chronological introduction presents human prehistory within a framework of themes, issues, and debates. Featuring a consistent chapter format and an appropriate level of detail for students with no previous exposure to archaeology, it also offers outstanding pedagogy including maps, timelines (interactive on the companion Online Learning Center), ...more
Paperback, 616 pages
Published July 28th 2003 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published March 19th 1996)
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Pearson Moore
Nov 03, 2013 Pearson Moore rated it it was amazing
This textbook provides a balanced discussion of sometimes controversial topics, chief among them the Eve or RAO Theory versus the Multi-regional Theory, but including subjects such as Neanderthal culture and the beginnings of human civilization. This book rates a solid four stars in my mind. I decided to award five stars on the basis of the plethora of useful illustrations and the unflagging determination to give balanced perspective to every discussion.
Christopher
Jun 05, 2016 Christopher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to read this for a class. I must say I was not disappointed. It is a very informative book on where we as a species came from. It also delves into the beginnings of human civilization. I learned a lot the book was worth the purchase.
Peter Hutt Sierra
Jun 04, 2016 Peter Hutt Sierra rated it it was ok
It is a textbook so I didn't expect it to be enrapturing. Nevertheless I found the subject matter interesting and the author's occasional sense of humor to be a welcome addition. He can get a little preachy though.
Keohokaleleonalani
It was a good book, and if anything I'm keeping it, it's good for review.
Emily Hankle
Feb 13, 2008 Emily Hankle is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
For a class. The history/pre-history of the world is so major!!
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