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The Stone Age

Author : Paul F. Kisak
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The Stone Age was a broad prehistoric period during which stone was widely used to make implements with a sharp edge, a point, or a percussion surface. The period lasted roughly 3.4 million years, and ended between 6000 BCE and 2000 BCE with the advent of metalworking. Stone Age artifacts include tools used by modern humans and by their predecessor species in the genus Homo, and possibly by the earlier partly contemporaneous genera Australopithecus and Paranthropus. Bone tools were used during this period as well but are rarely preserved in the archaeological record. The Stone Age is further subdivided by the types of stone tools in use. The Stone Age is the first of the three-age system of archaeology, which divides human technological prehistory into three periods: The Stone Age, The Bronze Age & The Iron Age. This book discusses the latest information on the stone age.

Life in the Stone Age

Author : U. G. Figley
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The Stone Age

Author : Jen Hadfield
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Jen Hadfield’s new collection is an astonished beholding of the wild landscape of her Shetland home, a tale of hard-won speech, and the balm of the silence it rides upon. The Stone Age builds steadily to a powerful and visionary panpsychism: in Hadfield’s telling, everything – gate and wall, flower and rain, shore and sea, the standing stones whose presences charge the land – has a living consciousness, one which can be engaged with as a personal encounter. The Stone Age is a timely reminder that our neurodiversity is a gift: we do not all see the world the world in the same way, and Hadfield’s lyric line and unashamedly high-stakes wordplay provide nothing less than a portal into a different kind of being. The Stone Age is the work of a singular artist at the height of her powers – one which dramatically extends and enriches the range of our shared experience.

Stone Age Present

Author : William Allman
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The first popular-science book to move beyond the "nature versus nurture" debate and illuminate how the legacy of our ancient ancestors profoundly influences our contemporary behavior and moral values. In this fascinating synthesis of biology, anthropology, psychology, and other disciplines, William Allman traces the development of humankind and human communities.

The Stone Age

Author : Patricia D. Netzley
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Discusses the long period of human history known as the Stone Age during which humans evolved into beings capable of inventing and using increasingly sophisticated tools and creating complex social groupings.

Lithics After the Stone Age

Author : Steven A. Rosen
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The first in-depth analysis of post-Stone-Age tools. Rosen provides the first comprehensive typology and description of post-Neolithic tools allowing for the easy identification of lithic materials. For lithics specialists of all geographical regions, he offers insightful interpretive essays on the organization of production and distribution, tool function, style, and the complex relationship between lithic and metal technology. Over 100 illustrations.

The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age

Author : Richard Rudgley
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A British scholar challenges the conventional view of the Stone Age as minimally civilized, pointing out the many advances of its peoples, from their maps of the constellations to their innovations in boat building.

Human Beginnings in South Africa

Author : H. J. Deacon
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The Stone Age is now beginning to be recognised as vital in establishing who we are and where we have come from. This period has long been neglected.

Early Art of the Northern Far East

Author : M. A. Kir'iak
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The Stone Age

Author : Antony Mason
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Includes information on Homo erectus, Ice Age mammoth hunters and how they lived, early towns, and the first metalworkers

The Stone Age Tablet

Author : Andrew Langley
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Bursting with prehistoric news and features from previous editions spanning the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age, this book is written and designed in a newspaper style. It covers the KS2 History Curriculum in a fun and inventive way.

Stuck in the Stone Age

Author : Geoff Rodkey
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Tom Edison (no, not that Tom Edison) is a hopeful janitor who dreams of becoming a scientist—and Dr. Morice is a shy scientist who dreams of making friends. When an accident at the lab sends them back in time to the stone age, Tom and Dr. Morice must work together to face down cavemen, saber-tooth tigers, and other B.C. hazards, with only one problem: Tom isn’t very good at science, and Dr. Morice isn’t very good with people. A laugh-out-loud time-travel adventure, Stuck in the Stone Age is the first in a series of novels that double as an introduction to the basics of creative writing. With the help of Story Pirate Captain Rolo Vincent and the Story Creation Zone, kids can use this kid-generated sci-fi comedy as inspiration to create their OWN great stories!

A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India

Author : Upinder Singh
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Basic Approach Developed as a comprehensive introductory work for scholars and students of ancient and early medieval Indian history, this books provides the most exhaustive overview of the subject. Dividing the vast historical expanse from the stone age to the 12th century into broad chronological units, it constructs profiles of various geographical regions of the subcontinent, weaving together and analysing an unparalleled range of literary and archaeological evidence. Dealing with prehistory and protohistory of the subcontinent in considerable detail, the narrative of the historical period breaks away from conventional text-based history writing. Providing a window into the world primary sources, it incorporates a large volume of archaeological data, along with literary, epigraphic, and numismatic evidence. Revealing the ways in which our past is constructed, it explains fundamental concepts, and illuminates contemporary debates, discoveries, and research. Situating prevailing historical debates in their contexts, Ancient and Early Medieval India presents balanced assessments, encouraging readers to independently evaluate theories, evidence, and arguments. Beautifully illustrated with over four hundred photographs, maps, and figures, Ancient and Early Medieval India helps visualize and understand the extraordinarily rich and varied remains of the ancient past of Indian subcontinent. It offers a scholarly and nuanced yet lucid account of India s early past, and will surely transform the discovery of this past into an exciting experience. Tabel of Contents List of photographs List of maps List of figures About the author Preface Acknowledgements A readers guide 1. Understanding Literary and Archaeological Sources 2. Hunter-Gatherers of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Ages 3. The Transition to Food Production: Neolithic,Neolithic Chalcolithic, and Chalcolithic Villages, c. 7000 2000 bce 4. The Harappan Civilization, c. 2600 1900 bce 5. Cultural Transitions: Images from Texts and Archaeology, c. 2000 600 bce 6. Cities, Kings, and Renunciants: North India, c. 600 300 bce 7. Power and Piety: The Maurya Empire, c. 324 187 bce 8. Interaction and Innovation, c. 200 BCE 300 ce 9. Aesthetics and Empire, c. 300 600 ce 10. Emerging Regional Configurations, c. 600 1200 ce Note on diacritics Glossary Further readings References Index Author Bio Upinder Singh is Professor in the Department of History at the University of Delhi. She taught history at St. Stephen s College, Delhi, from 1981 until 2004, after which she joined the faculty of the Department of History at the University of Delhi. Professor Singh s wide range of research interests and expertise include the analysis of ancient and early medieval inscriptions; social and economic history; religious institutions and patrona≥ history of archaeology; and modern history of ancient monuments. Her research papers have been published in various national and international journals. Her published books include: Kings, Brahmanas, and Temples in Orissa: An Epigraphic Study (AD 300 1147) (1994); Ancient Delhi (1999; 2nd edn., 2006); a book for children, Mysteries of the Past: Archaeological Sites in India (2002); The Discovery of Ancient India: Early Archaeologists and the Beginnings of Archaeology (2004); and Delhi: Ancient History (edited, 2006).

People of the Stone Age

Author : Göran Burenhult
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Looks at the period from 10,000 B.C. to 2,000 B.C., and discusses human impact on the environment, the worship of the goddess, and social and gender roles

24 Hours in the Stone Age

Author : Lan Cook
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Joina young girl as she goeshunting,makes her own stone tools and creates amazing cave art.Learn all about the dangers of life in the StoneAge,what makes a good shelter and what edible plantscan be gathered in the wild. Eye-catching illustrations by Laurent King bring this comic strip to life, as you visit the Stone Age for a day. Covers a wide range of Stone Age activities, from fishing and tracking animals, to making fire, stone tools and cave art.

The Stone Age of Indonesia

Author : H. R. van Heekeren
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Excellent examples of artifacts to support author's research on the lower, middle, late middle, upper, pleistocene of Java. Discusses the mesolithic state, neoilithic, of Java, Celebes and Sumba areas, using a wide variety of examples including early hominids, primitive fauna, implements, flake-industry items, cliff-paintings, bone industry items, stone items, weapons, bracelets, tools, axe & arrow-heads.

From the Stone Age to Christianity Monotheism and the Historical Process

Author : William Foxwell Albright
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FROM THE STONE AGE TO CHRISTIANITY MONOTHEISM AND THE HISTORICAL PROCESS BY WILLIAM FOXWELL ALBRIGHT PH. D., UTT. D., D. H. L., TH. D. Utrecht W. W. Spcnce Profeswr of Semitic Languages in the Johns Hopkins University Sometime Director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem BALTIMORE THE JOHNS HOPKINS PRESS 1940 . COPYRIGHT 194O, THE JOHNS HOPKINS PRESS SECOND PRINTING, JUNE, 1941 1MUNTED INT TUB tINXTKtt BTATES OF AMKUZCA nv jr. ir. FURHT COMPANY, BALTI IOHE, TO SAMUEL WOOD GEISER SCIENTIST, HISTORIAN, AND FRIEND PREFACE The purpose of this book is to show how mans idea of God developed from prehistoric antiquity to the time of Christ, and to place this development in its historical context. This task does not, however, consist merely in the accumulation of his torical details it involves an analysis of the historical patterns which emerge from the mass of detail. It is, therefore, a task both for the historian and for the philosopher of history. Since the purpose of the book is thus both historical and philo sophical, it becomes a matter of fundamental importance to define the respective functions of the historian and of the phi losopher as clearly and precisely as possible. Only by the great est care can we avert the vagueness of thought and the illogical formulation of conclusions which appear to be generally char acteristic of works dealing with the philosophy of history. Chapter I is largely devoted to the methods by which ancient Near-Eastern history has been developed in the past century from a little collection of scattered facts to a vast and well integrated body of knowledge. It may be observed in passing that this sketch is unique in modern historicalliterature, since there has been no comparable treatment of archaeological and philological methodology in the light of their history. Chapter I forms an indispensable part of our work, providing the founda tion both for the treatment of the subject-matter of history in Chapter II and for the lavish use made of archaeological data in subsequent chapters. Recognizing that history does form pat terns, difficult though it may often be to see them clearly, we have devoted Chapter II to an analysis of the recent develop ment and the basic principles of the philosophy of history. Both our restatement of historical epistemology and our formu lation of an organismic philosophy of history depend largely on the materials analyzed and interpreted in Chapter I. The remaining four chapters are devoted to the development of the idea of God and of the relation between God and man in the light of the historical evolution of the ancient Near East. In Chapter III we have been forced to pay more attention to cultural and national history than we have in subsequent chap vii Vlli JfREFACE ters, in order to indicate the nature and course of cultural evolution clearly and effectively. In consequence, this chapter contains the most up-to-date account of the present state of our knowledge of prehistory and of the ancient Near East. In Chapter IV we demonstrate the early date and originality of Israelite monotheism in Chapter V we show that the prophetic movement was a reformation, not a religious revolution in Chapter VI we bring the book to a close with a new statement of the historical position of our Lord. In an Epilogue we collect the strands of our theme and recapitulate our conclusions. In dealing with sowide a field mistakes and oversights are inevitable. Nor can we be sure of having succeeded everywhere in making our meaning clear. We shall, accordingly, be grate ful to readers and reviewers who call our attention to errors and omissions and who uncover forced or inconsistent reasoning, so that the necessary corrections can be made later. Dr. H. M, Orlinsky has assisted me in reading proof and has helped me to achieve clarity of expression, Drs. G. Ernest Wright and Malcolm F. Stewart have contributed some very useful suggestions...

Life In The Stone Age

Author : Deborah Lock
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Find out everything that you need to know about the Stone Age: the life of a hunter and gatherer, what clothes people wore, the caves they lived in, as well as their arts and crafts creations. DK Reader Life in the Stone Age explores topics including mammoths, cave paintings, shamans, and shelters. Covering the old, middle, and new Stone Age eras of Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic, the two and a half million year period is explained and provides young readers with everything they would need to know about life in the Stone Age in DK's informative and easy to read style. DK's innovative range of levelled readers combines a highly visual approach with non-fiction narratives that children will love reading. DK Reader Life in the Stone Age is a Level 2 reader, Beginning to Read, offering a delightful narrative for young children to encourage an interest in and desire to read. Simple sentences are used with an emphasis on frequently used words with strong visual clues and labels introducing and reinforcing vocabulary. Additional information spreads feature extra stone age facts for kids that develop the topic further. There's also a fun quiz to develop reading comprehension.

Could You Survive the New Stone Age

Author : Thomas Kingsley Troupe
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You've suddenly time travelled thousands of years into the past. The world around you looks wild and unfamiliar. The humans you encounter can't understand a word you say. Now they're running at you carrying stone tools! Do you have what it takes to survive in the Stone Age? Turn the pages to find out - only you can choose your fate in this interactive story!

Queens of the Stone Age No One Knows

Author : Joel McIver
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