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.
[Brian M. Fagan]
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.