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    DescriptionThe Origins of Human Society traces the development of human culture from its origins over 2 million years ago to the emergence of literate civilization. In addition to a global coverage of prehistoric life, the book pays specific attention to the origins and dispersal of anatomically--modern humans, the development of symbolic expression, the transition from mobile foraging bands to sedentary households, early agriculture and its consequences, the emergence of social differentiation and hereditary ranking, and the prehistoric roots of ancient states and empires.


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    Title
    The Origins of Human Society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Bogucki
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 921 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781577181125
    ISBN 10: 1577181123
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    DC21: 930
    DC22: 306
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17100
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010, HIS039000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, JHM, NHTB, NHC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    11 October 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    "Bogucki has succeeded admirably in his attempt to review the most up--to--date findings and interpretive issues in world prehistory ... This book will enlarge and modify our understanding of prehistory." Journal of World History
    Back cover copy
    The origins and development of human society are explored and illuminated in this compelling history. The book provides readers with an understanding of the evolution of humans and the cultures they established, from the first traces of humanity to the creation of early literate societies. The author examines how Homo Sapiens emerged as the sole-surviving human species and developed into modern humans. He provides a global account of prehistoric life and the roots of modern societies and empires. The major topics covered include the creation of hierarchical societies and hereditary ranking, the origins of language, the importance of agriculture, the evolution of tool-making, the development of religion, and the beginnings of war. "The Origins of Human Society" provides the essential foundation to the study of early civilization and reveals the origins of the major elements of modern human society and culture.
    Table of contents
    List of Figures and Tables. Series Editora s Preface. Preface. A Note on Dating. 1. The Gateway to Human Prehistory. 2. The Earliest Human Societies. 3. The Human Diaspora. 4. After the Ice Age. 5. Seeds for Civilization. 6. Pathways to Inequality. 7. Elites and Commoners. 8. Early States and Chiefdoms in the Shadow of States. Bibliography. Index.