The Origins of Human Society

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Wiley, Dec 20, 1999 - History - 475 pages
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The Origins of Human Society traces the development of human culture from its origins over 2 million years ago to the emergence of literate civilization. In addition to a global coverage of prehistoric life, the book pays specific attention to the origins and dispersal of anatomically-modern humans, the development of symbolic expression, the transition from mobile foraging bands to sedentary households, early agriculture and its consequences, the emergence of social differentiation and hereditary ranking, and the prehistoric roots of ancient states and empires.

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Peter Bogucki is associate dean for undergraduate affairs at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, where he previously served as director of studies of Forbes College. He received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an A.M. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University. Since 1976 he has studied early farming societies in Europe, specifically in Poland with excavations at the sites of Brzesc Kujawski and Oslonki. His major publications include The Origins of Human Society and Ancient Europe, 8000 B.C.--A.D. 1000: An Encyclopedia of the Barbarian World, which was named one of the "Best Reference Sources, 2004" by Library Journal.

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