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Published: 13 September 2019

640 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780190059934


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The Past in Perspective

An Introduction to Human Prehistory

Eighth Edition

Kenneth L. Feder

Ideal for introduction to archaeology and world prehistory courses, The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory, Eighth Edition, is an engaging and up-to-date chronological overview of human prehistory. Kenneth L. Feder introduces students to "the big picture"--the grand sweep of human evolutionary history--presenting the human past within the context of fundamental themes of cultural evolution. Feder's unique, refreshing, and accessible narrative personalizes the past and makes it relevant to today's students. Using a consistent chapter format--"Prelude, Chronicle, Issues and Debates, Messages from the Past, and Case Study Close-up"--Feder helps students master both what we know and what is still debated about the complex story of the human past.

New to this Edition:

  • New and updated material on cutting-edge technology, such as remote imaging of archaeological landscapes
  • Updated research on Stonehenge and Göbekli Tepe
  • New sections on the use of lidar in mapping the Maya and the prevalence and role of human sacrifice among the Aztecs
  • New discussions of the Gini coefficient in calculating the degree of economic inequality that characterizes ancient complex societies, and death, wealth, status, and power in Chaco Canyon and Cahokia

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