The Origins of Human Society (Blackwell History of the World) (Hardcover)

By Peter Bogucki

Wiley-Blackwell, 9781557863492, 496pp.

Publication Date: January 4, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/20/1999)

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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.

About the Author

Peter Bogucki is associate dean for undergraduate affairs in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University and an archeologist.