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Published: 02 August 2006

640 Pages | 256 illus.

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195169287

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Patterns in Prehistory

Humankind's First Three Million Years

Fifth Edition

Robert J. Wenke and Deborah I. Olszewski

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, this text 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.

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