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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 381804539949 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see almost 800 archaeology/ancient history books and 500 authentic ancient artifacts on our eBay store! World Prehistory in New Perspective by Graham Clark - An Illustrated Third Edition. DESCRIPTION:[Published at $89.99] Lightly read hardcover with dustjacket in mylar cover (574 pages, illustrated). Cambridge University (1977 third edition. "To qualify as human, a hominid has, so to say, to justify himself by works: the criteria are no longer biological so much as cultural." Professor Grahame Clark goes on to trace the origins and development of human culture, in all its diversity, throughout the world. He follows the intellectual, material and social progress of mankind in each major region, from the earliest stone industries of two million years ago to the gradual and still incomplete attainment of literacy over the last five thousand years. He takes full account of peoples still preliterate when encountered in recent times by anthropologists as well as of those which nourished the great historic civilizations of mankind. Throughout he emphasized the close relationship between environment and the character and speed of cultural development. The archaeological record on which we have to rely for the greater part of man's early history is still incomplete but the spread of excavation and the almost universal adoption of radiocarbon dating do now make possible a provisional but integrated account of world prehistory. This edition contains a much more detailed and up-to-date coverage of the various territories, particularly America and Australasia, than did its predecessors. The narrative is generously illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps, and there is a carefully selected list of references to the main sources used. This provides a bibliography designed to give access to the whole of man's history before written records began. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Lightly read hardcover with dustjacket in mylar cover (574 pages, illustrated). Cambridge University (1977 third edition) ISBN #0521215064. Though the book has clearly been read, probably only once, the inside of book is absolutely pristine; pages are crisp, clean, tightly bound, unmarked, unmutilated and remain well bound. Dustjacket is in mylar, looks like it probably always has been, and is exceptionally clean with only the most miniscule, almost undetectable edge and corner shelfwear. Cloth covers are absolutely pristine. Were it not for the fact that the book clealy has been read, cover-to-cover (albeit very gently), I would be inclined to grade it "like new". Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1612a. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: The origins and development of human culture throughout the world are re-examined in this new, generously illustrated edition of Clark's famous work. There is much more detailed and up-to-date coverage of the various territories, particularly America and Australasia plus a select bibliography of reference to the main sources used. Table of Contents: List of tables. Acknowledgements. Preface. PART I: Early Prehistory. 1. Evolution of Man as an Organism. 2. Environmental Change. 3. Paleolithic Hunters and Foragers. PART II. Beginnings of Civilization in South-West Asia. 4. Background. 5. The transition: 9000–6000 BC. 6. Neolithic/Charcolithic Settlements. 7. Emergence of Civilization in South Mesopotamia. 8. Civilizations of the Highlands. PART III. Foundations of European Civilization - The Stone Age. 9. Upper Palaeolithic Hunters and Artists. 10. Mesolithic Hunter-Fishers. 11. Late Stone Age Farmers. 12. Farmers and Hunter-Fishers. PART IV. Europe: From Metallurgy to Civilization. 13. Early metallurgy. 14. Minoan–Mycenaean civilization. 15. The Bronze Age in Temperate Europe. 16. Antecedents of Classical Greece. 17. The Barbarian World in the Pre-Roman Iron Age. 18. Antecendents and Expansion of Roman Civilization. 19. The Iron Age in Northern Europe. 20. Christianity and the End of European Prehistory. PART V. The African Achievement. 21. The Stone Age. 22. Ancient Egyptian civilization. 23. The Opening Up of Sub-Saharan Africa. PART VI. The Indian Sub-Continent. 24. Early prehistory. 25. Later prehistory. 26. Protohistory. PART VII. East Asia. 27. China. 28. Japan. 29. South-East Asia. PART VIII. North and Middle America. 30. Late Pleistocene Settlement. 31. Middle American Sequence. PART IX. North America. 32. Temperate Zone. 33. Arctic Zone. PART X. South America. 34. The First Settlers: Andean Zone. 35. Intermediate Zone: Marginal Territories. PART XI. Australia and Oceania. 36. Australia. 37. Oceania. Index. . PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: There can be no doubt that for the student or general reader who needs an overview of world prehistory this is essential reading. It is amazing how much information, and how many ideas, Professor Clark managed to pack into this book. Nothing of importance seems to have been omitted. Similarly there are few pre-historians who could have written such a wide-ranging survey and yet have fallen into so few errors. Taken as a whole, "World Prehistory" is the most up-to-date survey not only of world prehistory as a whole but of the individual areas with which it is concerned. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: Traces the origins and development of human culture. This edition contains a much more detailed and up-to-date coverage of the various territories, particularly America and Australasia, than its predecessors. The narrative is generously illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps, and there is a carefully selected list of references to the main sources used. In summary, a nice history of the world in civilization's dawn. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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