The Resource Timewalkers : the prehistory of global colonization, Clive Gamble

Timewalkers : the prehistory of global colonization, Clive Gamble

Label
Timewalkers : the prehistory of global colonization
Title
Timewalkers
Title remainder
the prehistory of global colonization
Statement of responsibility
Clive Gamble
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The notion of progress still bedevils our conception of prehistory, with human evolution persistently seen as a movement from inferior to superior, primitive to advanced, simple to complex. Timewalkers extricates prehistory from the myths and distortions created by this view of the past. By focusing on changes in behavior and stressing the deliberate human purpose our ancestors displayed in their migrations, Clive Gamble produces a fresh and frankly provocative synthesis of the archaeology of the last three million years. This new approach to human prehistory proceeds from a detailed study of global colonization rather than a conventional reassessment of fossil remains and stone tools. Gamble reconsiders the remarkable record of geographical expansion that began with the early hominids of sub-Saharan Africa who spread to new continents, to the marginal environments of desert and taiga, and to islands in the oceans and the Mediterranean. Through this astonishing dispersal of humans, which exceeds that of all other mammals, he traces calculated responses to variations in climate and environment. As he interprets these migrations in terms of behavioral change in a social and ecological context, Gamble offers a revealing critique of the attitudes of early European explorers, on which so much of nineteenth- and twentieth-century archaeology unquestioningly rested. Timewalkers makes the latest findings of prehistoric archaeology accessible in a readable, coherent form. Gamble's novel reinterpretation of this evidence, presented with wit and authority, enlarges and enlivens our understanding of human action and motivation in the distant past
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gamble, Clive
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN740
LC item number
.G36 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Anthropology, Prehistoric
  • Human beings
  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology, Prehistoric
  • Archaeology
  • Human beings
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Kolonisatie
  • Mensch
  • Vor- und Frühgeschichte
Label
Timewalkers : the prehistory of global colonization, Clive Gamble
Link
https://archive.org/details/timewalkersprehi0000gamb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "To turn the hero" -- "With wand'ring steps and slow:" progress toward a world prehistory -- Past cradles and ice age time -- Modern cradle for human origins -- Why Africa? -- Social climbers and migrant workers on the early African savannahs -- 800,000 years down the Old World track -- Ancients and moderns: what happened to the Neanderthals? -- Pioneers and diehards in the new lands of the Old World -- Humans almost everywhere -- Why people were everywhere
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9780674892026
Lccn
93028825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28549150
  • (OCoLC)ocm28549150
Label
Timewalkers : the prehistory of global colonization, Clive Gamble
Link
https://archive.org/details/timewalkersprehi0000gamb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "To turn the hero" -- "With wand'ring steps and slow:" progress toward a world prehistory -- Past cradles and ice age time -- Modern cradle for human origins -- Why Africa? -- Social climbers and migrant workers on the early African savannahs -- 800,000 years down the Old World track -- Ancients and moderns: what happened to the Neanderthals? -- Pioneers and diehards in the new lands of the Old World -- Humans almost everywhere -- Why people were everywhere
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 309 pages
Isbn
9780674892026
Lccn
93028825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28549150
  • (OCoLC)ocm28549150

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