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Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

Chris Gosden.

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 152 pages.

Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction examines how we became who we are today by investigating four and a half million years of human existence, investigating topics such as...

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The prehistory of the future

Chris Gosden.

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 1930 words.

‘The prehistory of the future’ explores the concept of prehistory as the entirety of non-verbal human experience, and discusses the modern change in traditional identities and disciplines...

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The problems of prehistory

Chris Gosden.

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 3768 words.

‘The problems of prehistory’ charts the emergence of prehistory as a popular concept, and the issues of identity, race and class that accompanied it. The idea of prehistory emerged...

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Rethinking prehistory

Chris Gosden.

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 1752 words.

A profound consideration is underway of the nature of long-term human history. The major turning points identified—the invention of farming, growth of cities, and technological change—were...

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What and when is prehistory?

Chris Gosden.

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 5225 words.

A dig site in Boxgrove, near Chichester, provides a wealth of knowledge from which archaeologists can build a picture of hominid activities half a million years ago. This case study can be...

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