Ancient Civilizations

Author : Dr. Brian Fagan
ISBN : 9781317296072
Genre : Social Science
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Ancient Civilizations offers a comprehensive and straightforward account of the world’s first civilizations and how they were discovered, drawing on many avenues of inquiry including archaeological excavations, surveys, laboratory work, highly specialized scientific investigations, and both historical and ethnohistorical records. This book covers the earliest civilizations and the great powers in the Near East, moving on to the first Aegean civilizations, the Mediterranean world in the first millennium, Imperial Rome, northeast Africa, the divine kings in southeast Asia, and empires in East Asia, as well as early states in the Americas and Andean civilization. Ancient Civilizations includes a number of features to support student learning: a wealth of images, including several new illustrations; feature boxes which expand on key sites, finds and written sources; and an extensive guide to further reading. With new perceptions of the origin and collapse of states, including a review of the issue of sustainability, this fourth edition has been extensively updated in the light of spectacular new discoveries and the latest theoretical advances. Examining the world’s pre-industrial civilizations from a multidisciplinary perspective and offering a comparative analysis of the field which explores the connections between all civilizations around the world, Scarre and Fagan, both established authorities on world prehistory, provide a valuable introduction to pre-industrial civilizations in all their brilliant diversity.
Category: Social Science

Cooking In Ancient Civilizations

Author : Cathy K. Kaufman
ISBN : 0313332045
Genre : Cooking
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Examines cooking as an integral part of Acient civilizations.
Category: Cooking

Ancient Civilizations Of Africa

Author : Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa
ISBN : 0435948059
Genre : Africa
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Deals with the period beginning at the close of the Neolithic era, from around the eighth millennium before our era. This period of some 9,000 years of history has been sub-divided into four major geographical zones, following the pattern of African historical research. Chapters 1 to 12 cover the corridor of the Nile, Egypt and Nubia. Chapters 13 to 16 relate to the Ethiopian highlands. Chapters 17 to 20 describe the part of Africa later called the Magrhib and its Saharan hinterland. Chapters 21 to 29, the rest of Africa as well as some of the islands of the Indian Ocean.--Publisher's description.
Category: Africa

Ancient Civilizations Mespotamia

Author : Jane Pofahl
ISBN : 0513021884
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Time Traveler Series will aid you as you teach the colorful history of ancient civilizations to grades 3-6 and explore such topics as development of language, early government, culture and art forms, scientific discoveries, and the historic personalities who helped shape our own present-day culture.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ancient Civilizations

Author : Edie Evans
ISBN : 0439280427
Genre : Education
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Where can students visit an Egyptian pyramid, learn the Sumerian number system, study the ancient Chinese dynasties, and explore the Mayan city of Chichen Itza? The Internet, of course! Armed with reproducible graphic organizers, students go online and hone their research skills to learn about these and other ancient civilizations. Students then use what they've learned to recreate a Mayan calendar, map out Mesopotamia, create a timeline of ancient Greece, and more.
Category: Education

Early Civilizations

Author : Bruce G. Trigger
ISBN : 977424365X
Genre : History
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"An important scholarly contribution not only to the study of early civilizations, but also to archaeological theory. . . . It should be required reading for any course on ancient civilization." --Kathryn A. Bard, Journal of Field Archaeology
Category: History

Technology And Science In Ancient Civilizations

Author : Richard G. Olson
ISBN : 9780313065231
Genre : History
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Why did the Greeks excel in geometry, but lag begin the Mesopotamians in arithmetic? How were the great pyramids of Egypt and the Han tombs in China constructed? What did the complex system of canals and dykes in the Tigris and Euphrates river valley have to do with the deforestation of Lebanon's famed cedar forests? This work presents a cross-cultural comparison of the ways in which the ancients learned about and preserved their knowledge of the natural world, and the ways in which they developed technologies that enabled them to adapt to and shape their surroundings. Covering the major ancient civilizations - those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, Greece, the Indus Valley, and Meso-America - Olson explores how language and numbering systems influenced the social structure, how seemingly beneficial construction projects affected a civilization's rise or decline, how religion and magic shaped both medicine and agriculture, and how trade and the resulting cultural interactions transformed the making of both everyday household items and items intended as art. Along the way, Olson delves into how scientific knowledge and its technological applications changed the daily lives of the ancients.
Category: History

The Ancient Civilizations Of Greece And Rome

Author : Kerri O'Donnell
ISBN : 1404251235
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses algebraic equations using practical examples from the study of the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Ancient Civilizations

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ISBN : 9781578686506
Genre : Civilization, Ancient
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Ancient Civilizations

Author : CTI Reviews
ISBN : 9781619068667
Genre : Education
File Size : 70.32 MB
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Ancient Civilizations. In this book, you will learn topics such as Part III Great Powers in the Near East, Part IV The Mediterranean World, Part V Northeast Africa and Asia, and Part VI early States in the Americas plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Category: Education