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Origins and Revolutions

Human Identity in Earliest Prehistory

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Origins and Revolutions by Clive Gamble
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In this study Clive Gamble presents and questions two of the most famous descriptions of change in prehistory. The first is the 'human revolution', when evidence for art, music, religion and language first appears. The second is the economic and social revolution of the Neolithic period. Gamble identifies the historical agendas behind 'origins research' and presents a bold alternative to these established frameworks, relating the study of change to the material basis of human identity. He examines, through artefact proxies, how changing identities can be understood using embodied material metaphors and in two major case-studies charts the prehistory of innovations, asking, did agriculture really change the social world? This is an important and challenging book that will be essential reading for every student and scholar of prehistory.
Release date Australia
April 2nd, 2007
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
15 Halftones, unspecified; 15 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
366
Dimensions
154x229x18
ISBN-13
9780521677493
Product ID
2381398

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