World Prehistory and Archaeology

Pathways Through Time

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Author: Michael Chazan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351802895

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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An Integrated Picture of Prehistory as an Active Process of Discovery World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways through Time, fourth edition, provides an integrated discussion of world prehistory and archaeological methods. This text emphasizes the relevance of how we know and what we know about our human prehistory. A cornerstone of World Prehistory and Archaeology is the discussion of prehistory as an active process of discovery. Methodological issues are addressed throughout the text to engage readers. Archaeological methods are introduced in the first two chapters. Succeeding chapters then address the question of how we know the past to provide an integrated presentation of prehistory. The fourth edition involves readers in the current state of archaeological research, revealing how archaeologists work and interpret what they find. Through the coverage of various new research, author Michael Chazan shows how archaeology is truly a global discipline. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Gain new perspectives and insights into who we are and how our world came into being. * Think about humanity from the perspective of archaeology. * Appreciate the importance of the archaeological record for contemporary society.

Archaeology Under Fire

Nationalism, Politics and Heritage in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East

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Author: Lynn Meskell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134643896

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Valencia & Murcia Footprint Focus Guide

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Author: Mary-Ann Gallagher

Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides

ISBN: 1909268046

Category: Travel

Page: 88

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Valencia & Murcia have it all: gorgeous beaches, stylish cities and pretty, low-key towns. From the sun-drenched beaches of Valencia to Murcia’s delightful, flower-filled squares, Valencia & Murcia are great provinces from which to enjoy the Mediterranean coastline as well as indulge in authentic Spanish traditions. Footprint Focus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this fascinating region of Spain. • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around the provinces of Valencia & Murcia. • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and play. • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from sampling great tapas to attending traditional fiestas. • Detailed maps for the provinces of Valencia & Murcia. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, Footprint Focus Valencia & Murcia provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of Spain’s most popular regions.

Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science

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Author: Scott Elias,Cary Mock

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0444536426

Category: Science

Page: 3888

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The second revised edition of the Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, provides both students and professionals with an up-to-date reference work on this important and highly varied area of research. There are lots of new articles, and many of the articles that appeared in the first edition have been updated to reflect advances in knowledge since 2006, when the original articles were written. The second edition will contain about 375 articles, written by leading experts around the world. This major reference work is richly illustrated with more than 3,000 illustrations, most of them in colour. Research in the Quaternary sciences has advanced greatly in the last 10 years, especially since topics like global climate change, geologic hazards and soil erosion were put high on the political agenda. This second edition builds upon its award-winning predecessor to provide the reader assured quality along with essential updated coverage Contains 357 broad-ranging articles (4310 pages) written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with a ready reference resource for information in the field. Facilitates teaching and learning The first edition was regarded by many as the most significant single overview of Quaternary science ever, yet Editor-in-Chief, Scott Elias, has managed to surpass that in this second edition by securing even more expert reviews whilst retaining his renowned editorial consistency that enables readers to navigates seamlessly from one unfamiliar topic to the next

Imprints

An Archaeology of Identity in Post-apartheid Southern Africa

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Author: Sven Ouzman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 870

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Scatter, Adapt, and Remember

How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction

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Author: Annalee Newitz

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385535929

Category: Science

Page: 320

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In its 4.5 billion–year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? How? As a species, Homo sapiens is at a crossroads. Study of our planet’s turbulent past suggests that we are overdue for a catastrophic disaster, whether caused by nature or by human interference. It’s a frightening prospect, as each of the Earth’s past major disasters—from meteor strikes to bombardment by cosmic radiation—resulted in a mass extinction, where more than 75 percent of the planet’s species died out. But in Scatter, Adapt, and Remember, Annalee Newitz, science journalist and editor of the science Web site io9.com explains that although global disaster is all but inevitable, our chances of long-term species survival are better than ever. Life on Earth has come close to annihilation—humans have, more than once, narrowly avoided extinction just during the last million years—but every single time a few creatures survived, evolving to adapt to the harshest of conditions. This brilliantly speculative work of popular science focuses on humanity’s long history of dodging the bullet, as well as on new threats that we may face in years to come. Most important, it explores how scientific breakthroughs today will help us avoid disasters tomorrow. From simulating tsunamis to studying central Turkey’s ancient underground cities; from cultivating cyanobacteria for “living cities” to designing space elevators to make space colonies cost-effective; from using math to stop pandemics to studying the remarkable survival strategies of gray whales, scientists and researchers the world over are discovering the keys to long-term resilience and learning how humans can choose life over death. Newitz’s remarkable and fascinating journey through the science of mass extinctions is a powerful argument about human ingenuity and our ability to change. In a world populated by doomsday preppers and media commentators obsessively forecasting our demise, Scatter, Adapt, and Remember is a compelling voice of hope. It leads us away from apocalyptic thinking into a future where we live to build a better world—on this planet and perhaps on others. Readers of this book will be equipped scientifically, intellectually, and emotionally to face whatever the future holds.

Global Ecology and Unequal Exchange

Fetishism in a Zero-Sum World

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Author: Alf Hornborg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136658483

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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In modern society, we tend to have faith in technology. But is our concept of ‘technology’ itself a cultural illusion? This book challenges the idea that humanity as a whole is united in a common development toward increasingly efficient technologies. Instead it argues that modern technology implies a kind of global ‘zero-sum game’ involving uneven resource flows, which make it possible for wealthier parts of global society to save time and space at the expense of humans and environments in the poorer parts. We tend to think of the functioning of machines as if it was detached from the social relations of exchange which make machines economically and physically possible (in some areas). But even the steam engine that was the core of the Industrial Revolution in England was indissolubly linked to slave labour and soil erosion in distant cotton plantations. And even as seemingly benign a technology as railways have historically saved time (and accessed space) primarily for those who can afford them, but at the expense of labour time and natural space lost for other social groups with less purchasing power. The existence of technology, in other words, is not a cornucopia signifying general human progress, but the unevenly distributed result of unequal resource transfers that the science of economics is not equipped to perceive. Technology is not simply a relation between humans and their natural environment, but more fundamentally a way of organizing global human society. From the very start it has been a global phenomenon, which has intertwined political, economic and environmental histories in complex and inequitable ways. This book unravels these complex connections and rejects the widespread notion that technology will make the world sustainable. Instead it suggests a radical reform of money, which would be as useful for achieving sustainability as for avoiding financial breakdown. It brings together various perspectives from environmental and economic anthropology, ecological economics, political ecology, world-system analysis, fetishism theory, semiotics, environmental and economic history, and development theory. Its main contribution is a new understanding of technological development and concerns about global sustainability as questions of power and uneven distribution, ultimately deriving from the inherent logic of general-purpose money. It should be of interest to students and professionals with a background or current engagement in anthropology, sustainability studies, environmental history, economic history, or development studies.

Bones

Ancient Men and Modern Myths

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Author: Lewis Roberts Binford

Publisher: Academic Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Archäozoologie - Ethnoarchäologie - Taphonomie.

The Antiquary

A Magazine Devoted to the Study of the Past

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Author: Edward Walford,George Latimer Apperson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Masters of the Planet

The Search for Our Human Origins

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Author: Ian Tattersall

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137000384

Category: Science

Page: 288

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50,000 years ago – merely a blip in evolutionary time – our Homo sapiens ancestors were competing for existence with several other human species, just as their own precursors had been doing for millions of years. Yet something about our species separated it from the pack, and led to its survival while the rest became extinct. So just what was it that allowed Homo sapiens to become Masters of the Planet? Curator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, Ian Tattersall takes us deep into the fossil record to uncover what made humans so special. Surveying a vast field from initial bipedality to language and intelligence, Tattersall argues that Homo sapiens acquired a winning combination of traits that was not the result of long term evolutionary refinement. Instead it emerged quickly, shocking their world and changing it forever.

Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Ancient

Page: 308

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Contains alphabetically arranged entries, from adornment to crime and punishment, that provide information about culture and society in the ancient world and includes photographs and maps.

Antiquity

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Reviews."

The Human Footprint

A Global Environmental History

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Author: Anthony N. Penna

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405187727

Category: History

Page: 354

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The Human Footprint is a global, thematic, and multi-disciplinary history of the planet, from its earliest origins to its current condition. Avoiding conventional narratives and using the latest research in a diverse range of fields, Penna brings harmony to human history and ecology and provides a fresh, much-needed narrative of world history. Provides a comprehensive, global look at the history of the earth from the Paleolithic to the present era Uses a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on the most recent research in geology, climatology, evolutionary biology, archaeology, anthropology, history, demography and the social and physical sciences Each chapter expands on a single theme, including human evolution, the invention of agriculture and its global impact, population growth, urbanization, manufacturing, consumption, industrialization, and energy use

Footprint Mexico & Central America Handbook

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Author: Passport Books

Publisher: Passport Books

ISBN: 9780844289779

Category: Travel

Page: 864

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Handbook gives you the very latest information on when to go, how to get there, and especially what to see to make your trip a success.