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- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 139.95
This popular introductory textbook provides an overview of more than 3 million years of human prehistory. Written in an accessible and jargon-free style, this engaging volume tells the story of humanity from our beginnings in tropical Africa up to the advent of the world?s first urban civilizations. A truly global account, World Prehistory surveys... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
Vernacular Architecture in the Pre-Columbian Americas reveals the dynamism of the ancient past, where social relations and long-term history were created posthole by posthole, brick by brick. This collection shifts attention away from the elite and monumental architectural traditions of the region to instead investigate the creativity, subtlety... more...
- University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 84.95
Inhabited for over 5,000 years before European colonization, the site of La Tiza in Peru?s Nasca Desert provides an unprecedented opportunity to examine the dynamics of ancient complex societies. This volume takes a long temporal perspective on La Tiza from the Preceramic through the Inca era, studying the site within the context of broader developments... more...
- University of Florida Press 2016; US$ 84.95
"Changes the conversation about Cuban archaeology as a whole, presenting groundbreaking data and interpretations that will be useful for prehistoric and historical archaeologists working the region."-- Samuel M. Wilson , author of The Archaeology of the Caribbean "Presents a collection of essays that will tremendously facilitate the linkage of issues... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95
Ideas abound as to why certain complex societies collapsed in the past, including environmental change, subsistence failure, fluctuating social structure and lack of adaptability. Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail ? evaluates the current theories in this important topic and discusses why they offer only partial explanations of the failure of past... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95
This book presents novel and interesting ways of teaching archaeological concepts and processes to college and university students. Seeking alternatives to the formal lecture format, the various contributions seek better ways of communicating the complexities of human behavior and of engaging students in active learning about the past. This collection... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95
The Chalcolithic period was formative in Near Eastern prehistory, being a time of fundamental social change in craft specialization, horticulture and temple life. Gilat - a low mound, semi-communal farming settlement in the Negev desert - is one of the few Chalcolithic sanctuary sites in the Southern Levant. 'Archaeology, Anthropology and Cult'... more...