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Author LinkRenfrew, Colin,1937-
Title LinkPrehistory : the making of the human mind / Colin Renfrew.
Edition Modern library ed.
Imprint New York : Modern Library, Random House Pub. Group, 2008.
Description xiii, 219 p. :  ill. ;  22 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( A Modern Library chronicles book ; ; v. 30 )
Series ( Modern Library chronicles ; 30.)
Gen. Note "Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2007 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London"- -T.p. verso.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-204) and index.
Contents Contents: Part I: The discovery of prehistory -- The idea of prehistory -- Mapping the human past: Prehistory before 1940 -- Dating: the radiocarbon revolution -- The possibility of world prehistory -- Part II: The prehistory of mind -- The sapient paradox -- Toward a prehistory of mind -- Constructing the community -- Worldly goods-- Appropriating the cosmos -- From prehistory to history -- Prospect: the future of prehistory.
Summary In this invaluable, brief account of human development prior to the last four millennia, Colin Renfrew delivers a meticulously researched and passionately argued chronicle about our life on earth, and our ongoing quest to understand it.
Subject LinkAnthropology, Prehistoric.
LinkPrehistoric peoples.
LinkHuman evolution.
LinkAntiquities, Prehistoric.
Add.Author LinkMessenger, John C., (John Cowan), 1920-, former owner.
LinkMessenger, Betty, 1924-, donor.

System Number 000677366
ISBN Link9780679640974 (alk. paper)
Link0679640975 (alk. paper)

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