Exploring Prehistory How Archaeology Reveals Our Past

ISBN-10: 0072978147

ISBN-13: 9780072978148

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $180.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Investigating the Past
The Discovery of the Iceman Cutting Edge Box: Differing Attitudes Toward the Dead
The Issues and Problems of Prehistory
The Historical Growth of Archaeology in Europe
The New Geology Human Antiquity
The Beginnings of Archaeology in the Americas
The Field of Archaeology Today Goals of Archaeological Interpretation Reconstructing Culture History: Archaeology as History Without Writing
The Investigation of Prehistoric Lifeways Archaeology as the Study of Culture Change Archaeology as a Science Contemporary Approaches to Archaeological Interpretation
The Archaeological Record Sites Understanding How the Archaeological Record Was Formed Archaeology in Practice: Stratigraphy and Stratigraphic Analysis: How Do Archaeologists Reconstruct the Sequence of Events at an Archaeological Site Preserving the Past Conclusion
Our Earliest Human Ancestors: The Australopiths and the Earliest Humans Humans as Primates and Hominins Australopithecus and the South African Discoveries
The Leakeys and Olduvai Gorge Australopithecus afarensis: Lucy and the First Family
The Laetoli Footprints Earliest Ancestors
The Branching Tree of Hominin Evolution
The Earliest Members of Our Genus, Homo Archaeology in Practice: Dating the Earliest Hominins Case Study: The South African Australopiths: Did They Hunt or Were They Hunted?
Conclusion
The Earliest Archaeological Sites: The First Stone Tools
The Beginnings of the Archaeological Record
The Earliest Forms of Stone Tools
The Nature of the Early Archaeological Sites Archaeology in Practice: the Basics of Working Stone How Were the Olduvai and Koobi Fora Sites Formed?
Who Created the Sites?
The Roles of Carnivores and Hominins Cut Marks on Bone: Butchery at Olduvai and Koobi Fora Explaining the Sites: Alternative Hypotheses Successful Scavengers Case Study: The Interpretation of Early Hominin Behavior: The DK Controversy
Conclusion
Homo erectus the Lower Paleolithic in Africa and the Near East
The Appearance of Homo ergaster/Homo erectus in Africa Nariokatome: The Turkana Boy
The Acheulian Industry Archaeology in Practice: Experimental Archaeology: How Were Stone Tools Made and Used?
The Control of Fire When and Why Did Hominins Expand Out of Africa
The Later Acheulian in the Near East: Gesher Benot Ya’aqov
Conclusion
The Lower Paleolithic in Asia and Europe
The Appearance of Homo erectus in Asia Sone Industries with and without Handaxes: The Movius Line, Beyond the Movius Line: The Lower Paleolithic of East Asia, Dragon Bones, Zhoukoudian, and the Discovery of Peking Man
The Initial Settlement of Europe
The Earliest Inhabitants of Europe: The Grand Dolina Site, Spain
The Later Lower Paleolithic in Europe Cutting Edge Box: The Human Family “Bush” The Levallois Technique Acheulian Lifeways: Elephant Hunters or Scavengers?
The Evidence from Torralba and Ambrona Terra Amata: A Hunter’s Encampment?
Archaeology in Practice: Dating the Past: Thermoluminescence (TL) and Electron Spin Resonance (ESR)
The Distribution of Early Humans in Europe
Conclusion
The Middle Paleolithic and the Appearance of the Neanderthals Humans unlike Ourselves: The Discovery of the Neanderthals Archaeology in Practice: The Pleistocene and Its Chronology Middle Paleolithic Archaeology: The Mousterian Industry
The Bordes Typology of Middle Paleolithic Stone Tools Explaining the Variability in Mousterian Assemblages: Tribes, Activities, and Tool Manufacture
The Culture of the Middle Paleolithic Cast Study: The Excavations in Keb
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