A History of the Human Community: Prehistory to 1500
An intellectually and stylistically unified overview of world history, this text draws a global portrait of the human past–showing how each part of the world fits into the overall balance in each successive age.
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The Age of the HuntersOld Stone Age
The Spread of Farming Techniques
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