Origins and Revolutions: Human Identity in Earliest Prehistory

Origins and Revolutions: Human Identity in Earliest Prehistory

Clive Gamble


during this leading edge research Clive Gamble offers and questions of the main well-known descriptions of swap in prehistory. the 1st is the 'human revolution', while facts for artwork, track, faith and language first appears to be like. the second one is the industrial and social revolution of the Neolithic interval. Gamble identifies the historic agendas at the back of 'origins study' and provides a daring new replacement to those confirmed frameworks, pertaining to the research of swap to the fabric foundation of human id. He examines, via artefact proxies, how altering identities should be understood utilizing embodied fabric metaphors and in significant case-studies charts the prehistory of options, asking, did agriculture particularly switch the social global? this is often an immense and hard ebook that might be crucial analyzing for each scholar and student of prehistory.

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