Archaeology and Humanity's Story

Archaeology and Humanity's Story
  • Author : Deborah I. Olszewski
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • File Size : 48,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 600
  • Relase : 2019
  • ISBN : 0190930128
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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This student-friendly textbook introduces the archaeological past from approximately seven million years ago through later politically complex societies. Now fully updated in its second edition, Archaeology and Humanity's Story: A Brief Introduction to World Prehistory does not attempt to discuss every archaeologically important site and development in prehistory and early history. Rather, it presents key issues from earlier prehistory and then organizes the chapters on politically complex societies using a similar framework. This allows students to easily compare and contrast different geographical regions. Each of these chapters also highlights a specific case study in which similar themes are examined, such as the written word; resource networks, trade, and exchange; social life; ritual and religion; and warfare and violence. Each chapter includes several sidebar boxes, a timeline showing the chronology relevant to that chapter, and The Big Picture, Peopling the Past, and Further Reflections features.

The Fifth Beginning

The Fifth Beginning
  • Author : Robert L. Kelly
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • File Size : 47,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 162
  • Relase : 2019-02-12
  • ISBN : 9780520303485
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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“I have seen yesterday. I know tomorrow.” This inscription in Tutankhamun’s tomb summarizes The Fifth Beginning. Here, archaeologist Robert L. Kelly explains how the study of our cultural past can predict the future of humanity. In an eminently readable style, Kelly identifies four key pivot points in the six-million-year history of human development: the emergence of technology, culture, agriculture, and the state. In each example, the author examines the long-term processes that resulted in a definitive, no-turning-back change for the organization of society. Kelly then looks ahead, giving us evidence for what he calls a fifth beginning, one that started about AD 1500. Some might call it “globalization,” but the author places it in its larger context: a five-thousand-year arms race, capitalism’s global reach, and the cultural effects of a worldwide communication network. Kelly predicts that the emergent phenomena of this fifth beginning will include the end of war as a viable way to resolve disputes, the end of capitalism as we know it, the widespread shift toward world citizenship, and the rise of forms of cooperation that will end the near-sacred status of nation-states. It’s the end of life as we have known it. However, the author is cautiously optimistic: he dwells not on the coming chaos, but on humanity’s great potential.

Archaeology

Archaeology
  • Author : Mark Q. Sutton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 52,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 404
  • Relase : 2021-03-31
  • ISBN : 9781000351132
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Archaeology: The Science of the Human Past provides students with a thorough understanding of what archaeology is and how it operates and familiarizes them with fundamental archaeological concepts and methods. This volume introduces the basic components of archaeology, including sites, artifacts, ecofacts, remote sensing, and excavation. It discusses how archaeologists obtain and classify information and how they analyze this information to formulate and test models of what happened in the past. Cultural resource management and the laws and regulations that deal with archaeology around the world are described. Archaeology is placed in the context of contemporary issues, from environmental problems to issues affecting Indigenous populations. The sixth edition has been updated and simplified to create a more streamlined volume to meet the needs of the students and teachers for whom it is designed, reflecting the latest developments in archaeological techniques and approaches. Allowing students to understand the theoretical and scientific aspects of archaeology and how various archaeological perspectives and techniques help us understand how and what we know about the past, Archaeology: The Science of the Human Past is an ideal introduction to archaeology.

Far from Equilibrium: An archaeology of energy, life and humanity

Far from Equilibrium: An archaeology of energy, life and humanity
  • Author : Michael J. Boyd,Roger C. P. Doonan
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • File Size : 49,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2021-03-31
  • ISBN : 9781789256062
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Archaeology is in crisis. Spatial turns, material turns and the ontological turn have directed the discipline away from its hard-won battle to find humanity in the past. Meanwhile, popularised science, camouflaged as archaeology, produces shock headlines built on ancient DNA that reduce humanity’s most intriguing historical problems to two-dimensional caricatures. Today archaeology finds itself less able than ever to proclaim its relevance to the modern world. This volume foregrounds the relevance of the scholarship of John Barrett to this crisis. Twenty-four writers representing three generations of archaeologists scrutinise the current turmoil in the discipline and highlight the resolutions that may be found through Barrett’s analytical framework. Topics include archaeology and the senses, the continuing problem of the archaeological record, practice, discourse, and agency, reorienting archaeological field practice, the question of different expressions of human diversity, and material ecologies. Understanding archaeology as both a universal and highly specific discipline, case-studies range from the Aegean to Orkney, and encompass Anatolia, Korea, Romania, United Kingdom and the very nature of the Universe itself. This critical examination of John Barrett’s contribution to archaeology is simultaneously a response to his urgent call to arms to reorient archaeology in the service of humanity.

The Story of the World in 100 Moments

The Story of the World in 100 Moments
  • Author : Neil Oliver
  • Publisher : Random House
  • File Size : 51,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 316
  • Relase : 2021-09-16
  • ISBN : 9781473575301
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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'Oliver is an evocative storyteller, vividly bringing his tales to life' BBC History From Genghis Khan's domination on earth to Armstrong's first steps on the moon, discover the 100 moments that defined humanity and shaped our world forever. Neil Oliver takes us on a whistle-stop tour around the world and through a million years to give us this unique and invaluable grasp of how human history pieces together. From the east to the west, north to south, these 100 moments act like stepping stones allowing us to make sense of how these pivotal events have shaped the world we know today. Including many moments readers will expect - from the advent of the printing press to the birth of the internet - there are also surprises, and with them, some remarkable, unforgettable stories that give a whole new insight on our past. From the bestselling author of The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places, this is outstanding new history of how our world was made from 5000 BC to the present. ********************* Praise for Neil Oliver 'Neil Oliver writes beautifully - bringing the past to life and letting us see ourselves in a new light.' - Professor Alice Roberts 'Brilliantly demonstrates Neil's mastery of the broad sweep of British history and landscape.' - Dan Snow 'Highly-crafted...a vivid, pungent history.' - TLS 'Compelling' - Daily Mail

Cinderella Story

Cinderella Story
  • Author : James Haywood Rolling, Jr.
  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • File Size : 52,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2010-03-16
  • ISBN : 0759119422
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Cinderella Story is an experimental autoethnography that explores critical racial issues in America through the media of language and images.

World Prehistory

World Prehistory
  • Author : Brian M. Fagan,Nadia Durrani
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 55,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 604
  • Relase : 2019-10-21
  • ISBN : 9780429772801
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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This popular introductory textbook provides an overview of more than 3 million years of human prehistory. Written in an accessible and jargon-free style, this engaging volume tells the story of humanity from our beginnings in tropical Africa up to the advent of the world’s first urban civilizations. A truly global account, World Prehistory surveys the latest advances in the study of human origins and describes the great diaspora of modern humans in the millennia that followed as they settled Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Later chapters consider seminal milestones in prehistory: the origins of food production, the colonization of the offshore Pacific, and the development of the first more complex human societies based, for the most part, on agriculture and stock raising. Finally, Fagan and Durrani examine the prevailing theories regarding early state-organized societies and the often flamboyant, usually volatile, preindustrial civilizations that developed in the Old World and the Americas. Fully updated to reflect new research, controversies, and theoretical debates, this unique book remains an ideal resource for the beginner first approaching archaeology. Drawing on the experience of two established writers in the field, World Prehistory is a respected classic that acquaints students with the fascinations of human prehistory.

Uncovering the Past

Uncovering the Past
  • Author : William H. Stiebing
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • File Size : 42,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 317
  • Relase : 1994
  • ISBN : 9780195089219
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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This study focuses on the development of archaeology as a discipline, tracing the milestones in the evolution of systematic excavation. It covers the entire history of archaeology from the "heroic age" (1450-1925), to the advanced stages of archaeology beg

The Mythic Past: Biblical Archaeology And The Myth Of Israel

The Mythic Past: Biblical Archaeology And The Myth Of Israel
  • Author : Thomas L Thompson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • File Size : 52,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2008-08-05
  • ISBN : 9780786725175
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The Jewish people's historical claims to a small area of land bordering the eastern Mediterranean are not only the foundation for the modern state of Israel, they are also at the very heart of Judeo-Christian belief. Yet in The Mythic Past, Thomas Thompson argues that such claims are grounded in literary myth, not history. Among the author's startling conclusions are these: There never was a "united monarch" of Israel in biblical times -- We can no longer talk about a time of the Patriarchs -- The entire notion of "Israel" and its history is a literary fiction. The Mythic Past provides refreshing new ways to read the Old Testament as the great literature it was meant to be. At the same time, its controversial conclusions about Jewish history are sure to prove incendiary in a worldwide debate about one of the world's seminal texts, and one of its most bitterly contested regions.

The Dawn of Everything

The Dawn of Everything
  • Author : David Graeber,David Wengrow
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • File Size : 42,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 482
  • Relase : 2021-10-19
  • ISBN : 9780241402450
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER AND BBC HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2022 'Pacey and potentially revolutionary' Sunday Times 'Iconoclastic and irreverent ... an exhilarating read' The Guardian For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike - either free and equal, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. David Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a reaction to indigenous critiques of European society, and why they are wrong. In doing so, they overturn our view of human history, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery and civilization itself. Drawing on path-breaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we begin to see what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 per cent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful possibilities than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision and faith in the power of direct action. 'This is not a book. This is an intellectual feast' Nassim Nicholas Taleb 'The most profound and exciting book I've read in thirty years' Robin D. G. Kelley

Our Blue Planet: An Introduction to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology

Our Blue Planet: An Introduction to Maritime and Underwater Archaeology
  • Author : Ben Ford,Jessi J. Halligan,Alexis Catsambis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • File Size : 40,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2020-04-07
  • ISBN : 9780190649951
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Our Blue Planet provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of maritime and underwater archaeology. Situating the field within the broader study of history and archaeology, this book advocates that an understanding of how our ancestors interacted with rivers, lakes, and oceans is integral to comprehending the human past. Our Blue Planet covers the full breadth of maritime and underwater archaeology, including formerly terrestrial sites drowned by rising sea levels, coastal sites, and a wide variety of wreck sites ranging across the globe and spanning from antiquity to World War II. Beginning with a definition of the field and several chapters dedicated to the methods of finding, recording, and interpreting submerged sites, Our Blue Planet provides an entry point for all readers, whether or not they are familiar with maritime and underwater archaeology or archaeology in general. The book then shifts to a thematic approach with chapters exploring human interactions with the watery world, both along the coasts and by ship. These chapters discuss the relationships between culture, technology, and environment that allowed humans through time to spread across the globe. Because ships were the primary means for humans to interact with large bodies of water, they are the focus of several chapters on the development of shipbuilding technology, the lives of sailors, and the uses of ships in exploration, expansion, and warfare. The book ends with chapters on how and why the non-renewable submerged archaeological record should be managed, so that both current and future generations can learn from the achievements and failures of past societies, as well as on how anyone can become involved in maritime and underwater archaeology. Throughout, the reader benefits from the personal reflections of a number of leading figures in the field.

An Edible History of Humanity

An Edible History of Humanity
  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • File Size : 40,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2009-07-01
  • ISBN : 9780802719829
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses charts an enlightening history of humanity through the foods we eat. Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance. It has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. An Edible History of Humanity is an account of how food has helped to shape and transform societies around the world, from the emergence of farming in China by 7,500 BCE to today's use of sugar cane and corn to make ethanol. Food has been a kind of technology, a tool that has changed the course of human progress. It helped to found, structure, and connect together civilizations worldwide, and to build empires and bring about a surge in economic development through industrialization. Food has been employed as a military and ideological weapon. And today, in the culmination of a process that has been going on for thousands of years, the foods we choose in the supermarket connect us to global debates about trade, development and the adoption of new technologies. Drawing from many fields including genetics, archaeology, anthropology, ethno-botany and economics, the story of these food-driven transformations is a fully satisfying account of the whole of human history.

A Biography of Story, A Brief History of Humanity

A Biography of Story, A Brief History of Humanity
  • Author : Trish Nicholson
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • File Size : 40,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2016-11-10
  • ISBN : 9781785899508
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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An entertaining cultural history and a highly original take on the power of stories in societies past and present. Trish Nicholson brings us a unique interweaving of literature and history seen through the eyes of storytellers, making a fascinating journey for general readers and students alike. From tales of the Bedouin, to Homer, Aesop and Valmiki, and from Celtic bards and Icelandic skalds to Chaucer, Rabelais, Shakespeare, Scott and Chekhov, some of the many storytellers featured will be familiar to you; others from Africa, Asia and the Pacific may be fresh discoveries. Beginning with oral tales of our foraging ancestors, the emergence of writing, the great migrations, the age of exploration and the invention of printing through to the industrial revolution and the digital age, Nicholson brings us voices from all corners of the world. Combining this extraordinary breadth with telling myths, epics, fables, fairy tales and legends, she reveals their story-power in the comedy and tragedy of human affairs. And what of Story’s future..? A Biography of Story, A Brief History of Humanity is our own human epic, thoroughly researched and referenced, and told with the imaginative flair of an accomplished storyteller. This is a book-lover’s book, illustrated and handsomely presented in hardback and paperback volumes designed ‘to have and to hold’. Key selling points • Unique in scope, beginning with pre-history through to the digital age • Deeply researched but written in an easy, entertaining and accessible style with imagination and humour • Ideal foundation reading for students of literature, history, writing, and humanities.

Before California

Before California
  • Author : Brian M. Fagan
  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • File Size : 46,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 424
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0759103747
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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What did California look like before Hollywood? Before the Gold Rush? Before the missions? Brian Fagan, the best known popular archaeology writer in America, is your tour guide on a fascinating trip across the Golden State before the arrival of Europeans. Fagan tells of the first groups who drifted into the state over 13,000 years ago and how their descendants used the land and sea to survive in a fragile environment subject to earthquake, drought, and flood. On your tour, you will visit the shellmounds of San Francisco Bay, salmon trappers of the northern streams, acorn gatherers of the Central Valley, Chumash villages on the Santa Barbara coast, and shamans who painted mysterious figures on stone. Fagan shows how archaeologists scientifically reconstruct this lost history from fragments of bone, shell, and stone, from travellers' and scholars' descriptions of vanished peoples, and from the stories told by the tribal members themselves. Join a famous archaeologist on this captivating journey and find out what important lessons this story has for California's future.

First Migrants

First Migrants
  • Author : Peter Bellwood
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • File Size : 41,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2014-01-13
  • ISBN : 9781118325896
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The first publication to outline the complex global story of human migration and dispersal throughout the whole of human prehistory. Utilizing archaeological, linguistic and biological evidence, Peter Bellwood traces the journeys of the earliest hunter-gatherer and agriculturalist migrants as critical elements in the evolution of human lifeways. The first volume to chart global human migration and population dispersal throughout the whole of human prehistory, in all regions of the world An archaeological odyssey that details the initial spread of early humans out of Africa approximately two million years ago, through the Ice Ages, and down to the continental and island migrations of agricultural populations within the past 10,000 years Employs archaeological, linguistic and biological evidence to demonstrate how migration has always been a vital and complex element in explaining the evolution of the human species Outlines how significant migrations have affected population diversity in every region of the world Clarifies the importance of the development of agriculture as a migratory imperative in later prehistory Fully referenced with detailed maps throughout

History of Humanity

History of Humanity
  • Author : UNESCO
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • File Size : 52,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 991
  • Relase : 2008-12-31
  • ISBN : 9789231040832
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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This is the seventh and final volume in this comprehensive guide to the history of world cultures throughout historical times.

Maps for Time Travelers

Maps for Time Travelers
  • Author : Mark D. McCoy
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • File Size : 54,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 277
  • Relase : 2022-05-13
  • ISBN : 9780520389724
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Popular culture is rife with movies, books, and television shows that address our collective curiosity about what the world was like long ago. From historical dramas to science fiction tales of time travel, audiences love stories that reimagine the world before our time. But what if there were a field that, through the advancements in technology, could bring us closer to the past than ever before? Written by a preeminent expert in geospatial archaeology, Maps for Time Travelers is a guide to how technology is revolutionizing the way archaeologists study and reconstruct humanity’s distant past. From satellite imagery to 3D modeling, today archaeologists are answering questions about human history that could previously only be imagined. As archaeologists create a better and more complete picture of the past, they sometimes find that truth is stranger than fiction.

Visions of Humanity

Visions of Humanity
  • Author : Sönke Kunkel,Jessica C.E. Gienow-Hecht,Sebastian Jobs
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • File Size : 46,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 318
  • Relase : 2023-09-15
  • ISBN : 9781805390855
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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This book offers a critical reflection of the historical genesis, transformation, and problématique of “humanity” in the transatlantic world, with a particular eye on cultural representations. “Humanity,” the essays show, was consistently embedded in networks of actors and cultural practices, and its meanings have evolved in step with historical processes such as globalization, cultural imperialism, the transnationalization of activism, and the spread of racism and nationalism. Visions of Humanity applies a historical lens on objects, sounds, and actors to provide a more nuanced understanding of the historical tensions and struggles involved in constructing, invoking, and instrumentalizing the “we” of humanity.

Archaeology and Heritage of the Human Movement into Space

Archaeology and Heritage of the Human Movement into Space
  • Author : Beth Laura O’Leary,P. J. Capelotti
  • Publisher : Springer
  • File Size : 45,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 166
  • Relase : 2014-08-30
  • ISBN : 9783319078663
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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This volume addresses the creation, documentation, preservation, and study of the archaeology of lunar, planetary, and interstellar exploration. It defines the attributes of common human technological expressions within national and, increasingly, private exploration efforts, and explore the archaeology of both fixed and mobile artifacts in the solar system and the wider galaxy. This book presents the research of the foremost scholars in the field of space archaeology and heritage, a recent discipline of the field of Space Archaeology and Heritage. It provides the emerging archaeological perspective on the history of the human exploration of space. Since humans have been creating a vast archaeological preserve in space and on other celestial bodies. This assemblage of heritage objects and sites attest to the human presence off the Earth and the study of these material remains are best investigated by archaeologists and historic preservationists. As space exploration has reached the half century mark, it is the appropriate time to reflect on the major events and technological development of this particular unique 20th century arena of human history. The authors encapsulate various ways of looking at the archaeology of both fixed and mobile human artifacts in the solar system. As missions continue into space, and as private ventures gear up for public and tourist visits to space and to the Moon and even Mars, it is the appropriate time to address questions about the meaning and significance of this material culture.

Science Fiction Literature through History [2 volumes]

Science Fiction Literature through History [2 volumes]
  • Author : Gary Westfahl
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • File Size : 42,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 681
  • Relase : 2021-07-19
  • ISBN : 9798216142348
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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This book provides students and other interested readers with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field.