The Origins of Human Society

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Author  Peter Bogucki
Publisher  Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date   December 20, 1999
ISBN  1577181123
Pages  496

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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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