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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great synthesis!
The Human Past is an indispensable guide to world prehistory & introductory archaeological methods. It is an edited volume with each chapter written by one or two experts focusing on a particular region/time period. The result is that each individual chapter is a stand-alone synthetic treatment of, for example, the prehistory/archaeology of Holocene Europe or South...
Published on July 18, 2009 by Gisela Geisel

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Wordy, but good enough
Bought this book for a class on World Archaeology. As an anthropologist I was intrigued by it, but there was way too much fluff. Could definitely have been condensed and edited better.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great synthesis!, July 18, 2009
This review is from: The Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies (Second Edition) (Paperback)
The Human Past is an indispensable guide to world prehistory & introductory archaeological methods. It is an edited volume with each chapter written by one or two experts focusing on a particular region/time period. The result is that each individual chapter is a stand-alone synthetic treatment of, for example, the prehistory/archaeology of Holocene Europe or South Asia. Equal treatment seems to be given to both New and Old World developments, a quality many other World Prehistory Textbooks lack!

The timelines & maps in each chapter allow a comparative perspective both geographically and temporally. It is visually pleasing, logically laid out, and relatively inexpensive as far as introductory textbooks go. In my opinion, this book has a place on any Anthropology undergraduate or graduate student's bookshelf!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wordy, but good enough, February 26, 2013
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Bought this book for a class on World Archaeology. As an anthropologist I was intrigued by it, but there was way too much fluff. Could definitely have been condensed and edited better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Human Past, September 18, 2011
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Great prehistory textbook for Universities! Are you a fan of being a sapien? This book could clue you in to your past, and the hominid evolutionary timeline and much more.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery, mystery, October 2, 2013
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Deciphering the human history is intriguing. What does that mean? What were they trying to say? Where did they go? Interesting dialogue on subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No complaints, August 4, 2013
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The first half of the book (covering up to about 50000BC) reads like a dictionary of archaeological sites, which makes it frustrating to read. However, the author(s) are so thorough that I can't imagine there is much on the topic of Anthropology that you couldn't find in this book.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars UGH!, August 24, 2011
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Very dense material, not well-organized (in my humble opinion), difficult to find what information you're looking for, and VERY dry. Good luck if your professor assigns you this book and actually makes you read it! Ours at least recognized how dense and impossible this book was to get through and had us work mainly from the notes and scientific articles she posted online.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay, April 29, 2014
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It is okay.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book is exactly as described., October 27, 2013
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This book arrived on time or before in the condition listed (used-good). The picture is the exact book which is what I was basing my purchase on. This purchase met all of my expectations.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Textbook for college, November 6, 2012
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awesome book!, just the book i needed for my archeology class. Information and include references at the end of every chapter!.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good book, September 25, 2011
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used book in good conditions. but there are a few marks in it that makes me a little boring. But it is still worth the price.
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