The Origins of Civilization: Wolfson College Lectures, 1978

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This collection of essays by leading scholars of archaeology and prehistory examines the emergence of permanent human settlements and the social, political, and religious ideas that may have accompanied this development. Two introductory lectures sketch the emergence of man and his development as hunter, farmer, and fisherman. Then, taking civilization in its most precise sense, separate essays review the evolution of urban societies in the Near East, Europe, China, and Mesoamerica. Final lectures address the role of ...

The Origins of Civilization: Wolfson College Lectures, 1978 1980, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198131984

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