Human prehistory and the first civilizations

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Human prehistory and the first civilizations
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Chantilly, Va
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18 sound discs (ca. 1080 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 course guidebooks (65, 72, 73 p. : maps ; 22 cm.)
Author statement taken from container.
Compact discs.
Accompanying guidebooks have c2003 date.
In 3 containers ; six compact discs in each container.
Includes bibliographical references (Course guidebooks).
part I. Introducing human prehistory -- In the beginning - - Our earliest ancestors -- The first human diaspora -- The first Europeans -- The Neanderthals -- The origins of Homo sapiens sapiens -- The great diaspora -- The world of the Cro-Magnons -- Artists and mammoth hunters -- The first Americans -- The Paleo-Indians and afterward -- part II. After the Ice Age -- The first farmers -- Why farming? -- The first European farmers -- Farming in Asia and settling the Pacific -- The story of maize -- The origins of states and civilization -- Sumerian civilization -- Ancient Egyptian civilization to the Old Kingdom -- Ancient Egypt : Middle and New Kingdoms -- The Minoan civilization of Crete -- The eastern Mediterranean world - - part III. The Harappan civilization of South Asia -- South and Southeast Asia -- Africa : a world of interconnectedness -- The origins of Chinese civilization -- China : Zhou to the Han -- Southeast Asian civilizations -- Pueblos and moundbuilders in North America -- Ancient Maya civilization -- Highland Mesoamerican civilization -- The origins of Andean civilization -- The Inka and their predecessors -- Epilogue.
Narrative of the story of human origins and the many ties that still bind us deeply to the world before writing.
Reviews for Human prehistory and the first civilizations

Patron reviews

Really enjoyable. Professor Fagan has a pleasant voice and is easy to listen to. He does have a slight English accent and a few words are pronounced in a way that might cause some confusion. The series (three cases of six each) covers many early cultures and is interesting from beginning to end.