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The Past In Perspective: An Introduction To Human Prehistory
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
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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.
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.