World Prehistory: In New Perspective pdf epub fb2

World Prehistory: In New Perspective by Grahame Clark pdf epub fb2

World Prehistory: In New Perspective Author: Grahame Clark
Title: World Prehistory: In New Perspective
ISBN: 052129178X
ISBN13: 978-0521291781
Other Formats: mbr doc lrf azw
Pages: 576 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (December 30, 1977)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1754 kb
Size EPUB version: 1408 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




'To qualify as human, a hominid has, so to say, to justify himself by works: the criteria are no longer biological so much as cultural'. In this 1977 book, Professor Grahame Clark goes on to trace the origins and development of human culture, in all its diversity, throughout the world. He follows the intellectual, material and social progress of mankind in each major region, from the earliest stone industries of two million years ago to the gradual and still incomplete attainment of literacy over the last five thousand years. He takes full account of peoples still preliterate when encountered in recent times by anthropologists as well as of those which nourished the great historic civilizations of mankind. Throughout he emphasizes the close relationship between environment and the character and speed of cultural development. The narrative is generously illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps, and there is a carefully selected list of references to the main sources used.