Time Before History

Author: H. Trawick Ward
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807847801
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

Describes the state's prehistory and archaeological discoveries

The Time Before History

Author: Colin Tudge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684830520
Release Date: 1997-01-06
Genre: Science

Drawing on the findings of geology, anthropology, archaeology and earth science, Colin Tudge discusses in detail and intertwines histories of the planet Earth and the evolution of humankind.

Europe Before History

Author: Kristian Kristiansen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521784360
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

Examines paradox of politically and economically undiversified European Bronze Age society despite wide trading networks.

Mesopotamia Before History

Author: Petr Charvát
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134530779
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: History

Mesopotamia was one of the earliest regions to produce writing, literature and the fine arts, as well as being one of the first areas to construct states. This comprehensive and detailed survey of the region's prehistory and protohistory shows how these fascinating developments were possible. Petr Charvát explores the economic, social and spiritual spheres in Mesopotamia from the Palaeolithic to the time of the early states, c. 100,000 BC to 2334 BC. The narrative is supplemented by numerous descriptions of the principal archaeological sites for each phase, and by conclusions outlining the most important developments and changes.

Greece Before History

Author: Curtis Neil Runnels
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804740500
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

Presents a guide to the people and monuments of ancient Greece.

Sicily Before History

Author: Robert Leighton
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801485851
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: History

Students and travelers to Sicily will welcome this inviting introduction to the archaeology of the Mediterranean's largest island. In the first English-language book on prehistoric Sicily in over forty years, Robert Leighton explores the region's rich archaeological record. He charts the development of Sicily's early cultures from the Palaeolithic onward, concluding with an account of the indigenous society at the time of Greek and Phoenician settlement in the 8th century B.C.Each chapter in this generously illustrated volume highlights the principal developments of a major chronological period and then addresses social and economic themes. Among the topics discussed are settlement patterns and structures; local autonomy; external influences; cultural expression; and contacts with Italy, nearby satellite islands, and the Mycenaean world. Informed by recent fieldwork and scholarship, this book is a necessary guide to the current state of knowledge on prehistoric Sicily.