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Published: 28 June 2018

152 Pages | 10 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198803515

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Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Chris Gosden

Very Short Introductions

  • Looks at the story of human prehistory in different geographical locations, and the way it weaves together
  • Uses the latest evidence to chart how our picture of world prehistory has changed over recent years, showing why the old picture of progress is less accepted as new geographies emerge
  • Considers new theories on the ebb and flow of human cultural variety, and the joining together of cultural groups into larger blocks reflecting new forms of power
  • Covers global prehistory, including African and Eurasian evidence, and Australian, American, and Pacific prehistory
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide