Civilizations: ten thousand years of ancient history
Civilizations takes the reader forward from the earliest days of human settlement to the civilizations of the New World overthrown by the Spanish Conquistadors. After a brief look at humanity's development as nomadic hunters and gatherers, the story begins with the crucial step taken around 10,000 years ago when some communities began cultivating plants. The settled villages of these early farmers were the forerunners of the complex cities and highly sophisticated cultures that were later to flourish in the emergent civilizations across the world. Following a basically chronological path, the book focuses on the world's key civilizations in each time period, beginning with the primary civilizations in Mesopotamia, India, Egypt and China, illuminating Greece, Rome and their contemporaries and culminating in the states of America, but not neglecting other, less familiar, civilizations. Illustrated with stunning photographs, artworks and maps throughout, Civilizations: Ten Thousand Years of Ancient History brings alive the ideas, events and people of earlier cultures whose achievements have laid the foundations of our present-day world.
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Review: CivilizationsUser Review - Goodreads
Using it for the excellent maps and good brief descriptions to get to know the areas.
Review: CivilizationsUser Review - Michael - Goodreads
Ten thousand years of ancient history. I loved this book. You get to see ancient civilizations with their myths and religions. You see what foods they ate, tools used, military weapons, etc. It covers inventions over the years. It also shows medicine and surgey techiniques. Read full review
EMPIRES OFTHE NEWWORLD
the central Andes were the main centres by around 12oo bc Superb craftsmanship included
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