The Past in Perspective

Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190275855
Release Date: 2016-07-13
Genre: Fossil hominids

"A college textbook for the Introduction to Prehistory course"--Provided by publisher.

The Past in Perspective

Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199950733
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Social Science

Ideal for introduction to archaeology and world prehistory courses, The Past in Perspective: An Introduction to Human Prehistory, Sixth Edition, is an engaging and up-to-date chronological overview of human prehistory. Kenneth L. Feder introduces students to "the big picture"--the grand sweep of human evolutionary history--presenting the human past within the context of fundamental themes of cultural evolution. Written in a refreshingly accessible voice, this unique narrative personalizes the past and makes it relevant to today's students. Using a consistent chapter format--"Prelude, Chronicle, Issues and Debates, and Case Study Close-up"--Feder helps students master both what we definitely know and what is still debatable about the complex story of the human past. New to This Edition: An expanded discussion of techniques in the discovery, analysis, and interpretation of archaeological sites (Ch. 2) A new section on archaeological ethics Updated coverage of the earliest human settlement of the Pacific and in the New World (Ch. 7) A new "Issues and Debates" discussion: Was the Development of Civilization a Good Thing? (Ch. 10) Updated treatment of the Indus Valley and the development of the state in ancient China (Ch. 11) An expanded presentation of the Inca, including a new "Case Study Close-up" on child sacrifice (Ch. 13) A new "Case Study Close-up" (Ch. 14), organized to focus exclusively on North America

The Past in Perspective

Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195391357
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

The Past in Perspective, Fifth Edition, is an engaging and up-to-date chronological introduction to human prehistory. Kenneth L. Feder introduces students to "the big picture" - the grand sweep of human evolutionary history - presenting the human past within the context of fundamental themes of cultural evolution. Written in a refreshingly accessible voice, this narrative of human prehistory personalizes the past and makes it relevant to today's students.

Frauds Myths and Mysteries

Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190629657
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Genre:

Frauds, myths, and supposed mysteries about humanity's past are moving targets for anyone committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity. It is important for anyone interested in the human past to know, for example, that there is no evidence for a race of giant human beings in antiquity and no broken shards of laser guns under Egyptian pyramids. Debunking such nonsense is fun and useful in its own way, but more important is the process by which we determine that such claims are bunk. Now published by Oxford University Press, Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology, Ninth Edition, uses interesting--and often humorous--archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can truly know things about the past through science. It is not just a book about how we know what isn't true about the human past-it's also about how we know what is true.

Studyguide for the Past in Perspective

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews Staff
Publisher: Cram101
ISBN: 1478428112
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre:

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Human Antiquity An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

Author: Kenneth Feder
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 0073041963
Release Date: 2006-07-24
Genre: Social Science

Where did we come from? To answer this question, anthropologists reconstruct the human past and study the human present from both biological and cultural perspectives. Human Antiquity offers an absorbing, straightforward explanation of human origins and evolution by thoroughly integrating physical anthropology and archaeology. Co-authors Kenneth Feder and Michael Park combine the ideas, methods, and knowledge from both biological anthropology and archaeology into a unified effort: Feder is an archeologist who conducts surveys, excavations, and analyses to understand the native inhabitants of New England; Park is a biological anthropologist interested in the application of evolutionary theory to the biological history of our species.

The Past in Perspective An Introduction to Human Prehistory

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781490272542
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to The Past in Perspective, An Introduction to Human Prehistory. In this book, you will learn topics such as African Roots, The Human Lineage, The First Humans, and Expanding intellectual Horizons plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Human Prehistory

Author: Robert J. Meier
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0028644212
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

From the 3.5 million-year-old Lucy-one of our most famous early ancestors-to the rise of Homo sapiens and the spread of our species throughout the globe, this guide explores everything curious readers want to know about prehistory.

Lessons from the Past

Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 076740453X
Release Date: 1998-11-01
Genre: Social Science

This introduction into the field of archaeology is designed to show beginning students how archaeology is applied. The articles are divided into six thematic parts, examining such topics as how studying past societies can help us gain insights into the present; how archaeology can provide a voice fo

World Prehistory and Archaeology

Author: Michael Chazan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351802888
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Social Science

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.

Skeletons in Our Closet

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691092842
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science

The dead tell no tales. Or do they? This book shows that the dead can speak to us - about their lives, and ours - throught he remarkable insights of bioarchaeology, which reconstructs the lives and lifestyles of skeletal remains.

Discovering Our Past A Brief Introduction to Archaeology

Author: Wendy Ashmore
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077434250
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Genre: Social Science

Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology introduces students to the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology in a brief format. Adopted and streamlined from the authorsË hardcover text, Archaeology: Discovering Our Past, this book provides students with a variety of archaeological perspectives through comprehensive information on contemporary methods and theories. Illustrative examples and case studies represent a temporal and geographic balance of both Old and New World sites.

Ancient America

Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442263130
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Genre: Travel

Presenting “the real deal” of American antiquity—as opposed to the hyped fare of many cable TV shows—Kenneth Feder invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering, and artistic achievements of America’s first peoples. Part travel guide, part friendly reference, Ancient America showcases fifty iconic and publicly-accessible sites located across the contiguous United States—including monumental pyramids of earth, “castles” ensconced in cliff niches, and vast rock art galleries. Among the places profiled are four World Heritage Sites (Chaco Canyon, NM; Mesa Verde, CO; Cahokia, IL; Poverty Point, LA); numerous Historic Landmarks and National Monuments (including Crystal River, FL; Town Creek Mound, NC; Casa Grande, AZ; and Hovenweep, UT); and stunningly diverse sites ranging from Serpent Mound (OH) and Horsethief Lake (WA) to Canyon de Chelly (AZ) and Nine Mile Canyon (UT). In addition to practical visitor information, Feder tells the fascinating stories of each site as revealed by archaeological research. Introductory chapters delve into the deep past of Native America; historical and cultural details as well as original photography round out the site entries. Readers will be inspired to visit these remarkable places where the past continues to resonate in the present.

A Village of Outcasts

Author: Kenneth L. Feder
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
ISBN: STANFORD:36105016213352
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Social Science

"This book presents a case study in historical archaeology. Specifically, it presents the story of the archaeological and documentary investigation of the Lighthouse site in the town of Barkhamsted, Connecticut. It is intended for students in courses in archaeology, anthropology, ethnography, and history, as well as those readers with a general interest in archaeology and history."--Page iii.

A Companion to South Asia in the Past

Author: Gwen Robbins Schug
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119055488
Release Date: 2016-05-16
Genre: History

A Companion to South Asia in the Past provides the definitive overview of research and knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, provided by a truly global team of experts. The most comprehensive and detailed scholarly treatment of South Asian archaeology and biological anthropology, providing ground-breaking new ideas and future challenges Provides an in-depth and broad view of the current state of knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal A comprehensive treatment of research in a crucial region for human evolution and biocultural adaptation A global team of scholars together present a varied set of perspectives on South Asian pre- and proto-history