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Archaeology The Historical Development of Civilizations

ISBN-10: 0130442984

ISBN-13: 9780130442987

Edition: 2nd 1993

Authors: Thomas C. Patterson

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Exploring the historical development of civilizations, this text examines the rise of social class structures and state-based societies. It covers the theory and practice of archaeology, and looks at specific sites, including Mesopotamia, Central and South Asia, the Far East, Europe, North America, more. for archeologists and all those interested in the study of archaeology.
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Book details

List price: $104.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/2/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface
Archaeology
Archaeology Is Historical Social Science
The Differences between Archaeology and History: A Technical Division of Labor
The Archaeological Record and Archaeological Evidence
The Theory and Practice of Archaeology
The Interpretation of the Archaeological Record, Everyday Life, and Social Theory
Imperialist/Colonialist Liberalism
Romantic/Liberal Nationalism
Cultural Evolutionism: Economic Development and Progress
Processual Archaeology
Archaeology and Marxist Social Theory
The Postprocessual Archaeologies: Theoretical Countercurrents of the 1980s and 1990s
Becoming Human
Human Nature and Human Origins
The Division of Labor
Tools and Technology
Everyday Life 300,000 Years Ago
Human Society and Modern Human Beings
The Structure of Human Society: 100,000 to 40,000 Years Ago
Southwestern France
The Ukrainian Steppe
Coastal South Africa
Everyday Life in the Late Pleistocene: 40,000 to 10,000 Years Ago
Southwestern France
Czechoslovakia
The Central Russian Plains
The Levant
Beyond Progress: Power Relations and Multiple Histories
Realism, Totality, and Social Formation
Communal Modes of Production
Food Production and the Transformation of the Productive Forces
Early Sedentary Communities
Class and State Formation
State Formation and Uneven Development
Mesopotamia
The Advent of Food Production in the Near East and Its Consequences
Village Communities, Intensification, and the Formation of City-States
Kin Communities, Class, and Gender in the City-States and Early Empires
Central and South Asia Beyond the Iranian Plateau
The Cultural Diversity of the Early Food-Producing, Kin-Based Communities
State Formation on the Iranian Plateau and Central Asia during the Third Millennium B.C.
Harappan Society: Class-Stratified or Kin-Based?
State Formation in the Indo-Gangetic Watershed and Western Ganges Valley during the First Millennium B.C.
The Far East
Early Food-Producing Communities
Early State Formation and Uneven Development in North China
Uneven Development, Resistance, and State Formation in Frontier Areas
Japan
Southeast Asia
Africa and Egypt
The Development of Food-Producing Economies: Fishing, Pastoralism, and Agriculture
The Formation and Disintegration of Early States in Egypt
Early State Formation in Upper Egypt
The Old Kingdom
The Middle Kingdom
The New Kingdom and Later Episodes of Class and State Formation
Africa Outside the Nile Valley and Its Environs
The Levant and Asia Minor
City-States, Commercial Empires, and Refugees
State Formation, Ethnogenesis, and Resistance: The Levant in the First Millennium B.C.
The Canaanite and Phoenician Commercial Cities
The Israelites: From Tribal Confederacy to Dynastic State
Early Christian Communities in the Hellenistic World
The Mediterranean World
Early Food-Producing Communities
The Aegean and Greek Worlds
Etruria and Rome: Class and State Formation on the Italian Peninsula in the First Millennium B.C.
Europe
Early Food-Producing Communities in Temperate Europe
Political Instability and Resistance during the Second Millennium B.C.
Uneven Development: States, Chiefdoms, and Nomads on the Celtic Periphery and beyond
North America
The American Arctic
Kin-Organized Communities, Centralization, and Resistance in the Eastern Woodlands
Kin-Organized Communities in the American Southwest
Mesoamerica
Early Farmers, Uneven Development, and the Olmec
The First Mesoamerican States
The Oaxaca Valley
Teotihuacan
The Maya Region
Mesoamerica after the Collapse of Teotihuacan
South America
The Development of Food Production and the Constitution of a Spatial Division of Labor
Class and State Formation in the Central Andes
The Inca Empire and Resistance
Beyond the Frontiers of Civilization
Civilization and Its Discontents: The Archaeology of Capitalism
Appendix A: Chronometric Dating Methods
Appendix B: Human Origins: An Evolutionary Biology Perspective
The Ecological Theater and the Evolutionary Play
The Origin and Evolution of the Primates
Hominid Origins and Evolution
Appendix C: The Changing Environments of the Pleistocene World
The Causes of the Ice Ages
The Pleistocene World
Acknowledgments
Index