History of Humanity: Prehistory and the beginnings of civilization

Front Cover
Sigfried J. de Laet, Unesco
Taylor & Francis, 1994 - Civilization - 716 pages
2 Reviews
All historiography is 'work in progress' and the study of the history of humanity has undergone considerable changes since the publication of UNESCO's History of Mankind. After almost fifteen years of intensive work, it is UNESCO Publishing's privilege to present an entirelyrevised and updated edition of this major work. The new edition, now called History of Humanity, is a radical new work providing an account of cultural and scientific achievements in the light of new facts and methods of historiographical investigation. This major undertaking required an International Commission and the cooperation of some 450 distinguished specialists, in a great number of disciplines, from all over the world. A truly interdisciplinary work, the History of Humanity sheds new light on many hitherto unknown features of our common past. Forty internationally renowned specialists from various countries provide a broad introduction to the study of the eve of civilization. Starting from the origins of humankind to the first societies 5,000 years ago, the events, chronologically charted, present a comprehensive picture of how civilization emerged and developed over this period. Particular attention is given to archaeological aspects.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

no

Contents

an overview 22 5 Western Asia in the period of Homo habilis
1
Physical anthropology of the Neanderthalers 13 The territory of the former USSR during
9
an overview 185 3 8 Domestication of animals from the beginnings
19
South Asia in the period of Homo sapiens sapiens Ahmad Hasan Dani
25
Mexico and Central America from the arrival Jens Liining
31
From the beginnings of food production to the 49 Western Mediterranean cultures during
36
Prehistory of the Arabian Peninsula Lili Kaelas
42
China in the period of Homo habilis and Homo
86
A Anthropogenesis and the period of Homo 14 Western Asia during the Middle Palaeolithic 153 Arthur J Jelinek
162
an overview
176
Africa from the appearance of Homo sapiens ago 276
191
Europe during the Upper Palaeolithic and Jose L Lorenzo
297
The territory of the former USSR during the 31 Mexico and Central America from the arrival
309
the way
317
Prehistory of the nonAndean region of South turation 589
328
The Equatorial and tropical Andes from the 56 Mining in Europe during the Neolithic and
342

The International Commission xvn and contemporaries
100
List of maps xxii Bernard Vandermeersch
107
The authors xxvii Karel Valoch
117
From anthropogenesis to the beginnings of 13 The territory of the former USSR during
145
Archaeology of the Neanderthalers and their 14 Western Asia during the Middle Palaeolithic
153
59 The Equatorial and tropical Andes from
363
an overview
377
The Aegean during the Neolithic
501
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information