The Cambridge World Prehistory 3 Volume HB Set
Description: The Cambridge World Prehistory provides a systematic and authoritativeexamination of the prehistory of every region around the world from the earlydays of human origins in Africa two million years ago to the beginnings ofwritten history, which in some areas started only two centuries ago. Written bya team of leading international scholars, the volumes include both traditionaltopics and cutting-edge approaches, such as archaeolinguistics and moleculargenetics, and examine the essential questions of human development around theworld. The volumes are organized geographically, exploring the evolution ofhominins and their expansion from Africa, as well as the formation of states anddevelopment in each region of different technologies such as seafaring,metallurgy, and food production. The Cambridge World Prehistory reveals a richand complex history of the world. It will be an invaluable resource for anystudent or scholar of archaeology and related disciplines looking to research aparticular topic, tradition, region, or period within prehistory.
Contents: Volume 1. Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific: Part I.Introduction: 1. History of world prehistory; 2. Chronology; 3. Climatic change;4. Traditional themes; 5. DNA; 6. Language; Part II. Africa: 7. Early hominins;8. Earliest industries; 9. The human revolution; 10. Homo fossils; 11. MiddleStone Age of Subsaharan Africa; 12. Late Stone Age of Southern Africa; 13. NorthAfrica; 14. West Africa; 15. Central Africa; 16. Southern Africa; 17. EastAfrica and Madagascar and the Emergence of Northeast African states; 18.Neolithic and Predynastic Egypt; 19. Emergence of the Egyptian state; 20.Summary of dynastic Egypt; 21. Summary of Classical and post-Classical Africa;22. Languages; Part III. South and Southeast Asia: 23. Palaeolithic of SouthAsia; 24. Pre-Upper Palaeolithic Southeast Asia, including Flores; 25. DNA; 26.Upper Palaeolithic of Southeast Asia; 27. Food production in India and SriLanka; 28. Harappan; 29. Post-Harappan; 30. Summary of historic India and SriLanka; 31. Food production in Southeast Asia; 32. Complex society of SoutheastAsia; 33. Summary of Khmer; 34i. Indonesia; 34ii. The Philippines; 35.Languages; Part IV. The Pacific: 36. DNA; 37. Palaeolithic of Australia, NewGuinea, and Bismarcks; 38. Later prehistory of New Guinea; 39. Later prehistoryof Australia; 40i. Micronesia; 40ii. Melanesia; 41. Polynesia, including Hawaiiand Easter Island; 42. New Zealand; 43. Languages. Volume 2. East Asia and theAmericas: Part V. East Asia: 1. DNA; 2. Pre-Upper Palaeolithic; 3. UpperPalaeolithic; 4. Early sedentism of the Pacific coast and early Jomon; 5.Neolithic of Northern and Central China; 6. Neolithic of Southern China,including Tibet; 7. Early complex societies in the Yellow River and NorthernChina; 8. Early complex societies in Southern China, including Tibet; 9. Summaryof ancient China; 10. Complex society in Japan and Korea; 11. Later prehistoryof Eastern Siberia; 12. Languages; Part VI. The Americas: 13. DNA; 14. The firstAmericans; 15. Paleoindian and Archaic of North America; 16. Paleoindian andArchaic of Central and South America; 17. Domestication and Formative ofMesoamerica; 18. Domestication and Formative of South America; 19. Valley ofMexico; 20. Olmecs and Gulf Coast; 21. Oaxaca; 22. Maya; 23. Early coastal SouthAmerica; 24. Early Horizon; 25. Early Intermediate and Middle Horizon; 26. LateHorizon; 27. Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela; 28. Amazonia; 29. Paraguay,Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Patagonia; 30. Caribbean islands and neighbouringSouth American coast; 31. The South-West; 32. The North Pacific coast; 33 Plainsand Mississippian; 34. The Atlantic coast from Florida to New England; 35.Northern North America; 36. Languages. Volume 3. Part VII. Western and CentralAsia: 1. Pre-Upper Palaeolithic; 2. DNA; 3. Upper Palaeolithic; 4. Origins ofsedentism and agriculture; 5. The Levant and Cyprus; 6. Western Syria; 7.Mesopotamia and Iran, the fi