A Prehistory of the North: Human Settlement of the Higher Latitudes

A Prehistory of the North: Human Settlement of the Higher Latitudes

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By (author) John F. Hoffecker, Foreword by Brian Fagan

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  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 18mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New Brunswick, NJ
  • ISBN 10: 0813534690
  • ISBN 13: 9780813534695
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 50 b/w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,335,495

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Early humans did not drift north from Africa as their ability to cope with cooler climates evolved. Settlement of Europe and northern Asia occurred in relatively rapid bursts of expansion. This study tells the complex story, spanning almost two million years, of how humans inhabited some of the coldest places on earth.

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John F. Hoffecker is a Fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado in Boulder and is the author of Desolate Landscapes: Ice Age Settlement in Eastern Europe (Rutgers University Press).

Review quote

"For the first time in recent years, we have a synthesis of the latest thinking and discoveries by a younger scholar with an authoritative grasp of the subject. This book is an important contribution to the general literature of human prehistory, unique for its comprehensive coverage of the circumpolar regions."