New Perspectives on Prehistoric Art

Titre : New Perspectives on Prehistoric Art
Auteur : Günter Berghaus
Éditeur : Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN-13 : 0275978133
Libération : 2004

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Presents some current approaches to prehistoric art and offers new insights into the meanings and functions of the era's paintings and sculptures.

New Perspectives on the Rock Art and Prehistoric Settlement Organization of Tumamoc Hill Tucson Arizona

Titre : New Perspectives on the Rock Art and Prehistoric Settlement Organization of Tumamoc Hill Tucson Arizona
Auteur : Gayle Harrison Hartmann
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 1889747939
Libération : 2013-10-01

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Tumamoc Hill is a prominent landmark west of downtown Tucson, and has a rich diversity of archaeological remains associated with a long-term use of the hill. It is a cerro de trincheras with numerous large stone walls that define prehistoric public spaces and houses, farm plots, and trails. There is abundant rock associated with the hill, and some of the glyphs seem to have functioned as solar calendar markers. All of these topics are addressed in this volume. Much of the work reported here was done by University of Arizona archaeological field schools and volunteers, and was part of the ultimately successful process of preparing a National Register nomination for Tumamoc Hill.

Prehistoric Japan

Titre : Prehistoric Japan
Auteur : Keiji Imamura
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781135362409
Libération : 2016-09-16

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Human Evolution

Titre : Human Evolution
Auteur : Roger Lewin
Éditeur : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN-13 : 9781405156141
Libération : 2009-02-18

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The brief length and focused coverage of Human Evolution: An Illustrated Introduction have made this best-selling textbook the ideal complement to any biology or anthropology course in which human evolution is taught. The text places human evolution in the context of humans as animals, while also showing the physical context of human evolution, including climate change and the impact of extinctions. Chapter introductions, numerous drawings and photographs, and an essential glossary all add to the accessibility of this text.The fifth edition has been thoroughly updated to include coverage of the latest discoveries and perspectives, including: · New early hominid fossils from Africa and Georgia, and their implications · New archaeological evidence from Africa on the origin of modern humans · Updated coverage of prehistoric art, including new sites · New perspectives on molecular evidence and their implications for human population history. An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at [email protected] for more information.

Recent Perspectives on Prehistoric Art in India and Allied Subjects

Titre : Recent Perspectives on Prehistoric Art in India and Allied Subjects
Auteur : Raj Kumar Sharma
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015041611503
Libération : 1996-01-01

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Last hunters first farmers

Titre : Last hunters first farmers
Auteur : Theron Douglas Price
Éditeur : School for Advanced Research on the
ISBN-13 : UCSC:32106016663111
Libération : 1995

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During virtually the entire four-million-year history of our habitation on this planet, humans have been hunters and gatherers, dependent for nourishment on the availability of wild plants and animals. Beginning about 10,000 years ago, however, the most remarkable phenomenon in the course of human prehistory was set in motion. At locations around the world, over a period of about 5000 years, hunters became farmers. The implications of this revolution in human activity and social organization reverberate down to the present day.In case studies ranging from the Far East to the American Southwest, the authors of Last Hunters-First Farmers provide a global perspective on contemporary research into the origins of agriculture. Downplaying more traditional explanations of the turn to agriculture, such as the influence of marginal environments and population pressures, the authors emphasize instead the importance of the resource-rich areas in which agriculture began, the complex social organizations already in place, the role of sedentism, and, in some locales, the advent of economic intensification and competition.

Avant garde Performance

Titre : Avant garde Performance
Auteur : Günter Berghaus
Éditeur : Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN-13 : 9781137214850
Libération : 2005-05-04

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How did the concept of the avant-garde come into existence? How did it impact on the performing arts? How did the avant-garde challenge the artistic establishment and avoid the pull of commercial theatre, gallery and concert-hall circuits? How did performance artists respond to new technological developments? Placing key figures and performances in their historical, social and aesthetic context, Günter Berghaus offers an accessible introduction to post-war avant-garde performance. Written in a clear, engaging style, and supported by text boxes and illustrations throughout, this volume explains the complex ideas behind avant-garde art and evocatively brings to life the work of some of its most influential performance artists. Covering hot topics such as multi-media and body art performances, this text is essential reading for students of theatre studies and performance.

Continent of Hunter Gatherers

Titre : Continent of Hunter Gatherers
Auteur : Harry Lourandos
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521359465
Libération : 1997-02-28

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This book challenges traditional perceptions of Australian Aboriginal prehistory: that environment is the major determinant of hunter-gatherers; that Aborigines were egalitarian and culturally homogeneous; that they experienced few economic and demographic changes. Lourandos argues that their social and economic processes were complex and that the prehistory period was dynamic. Lourandos considers colonization, Tasmanian Aborigines, the role of fire, the intensification debate, plant exploitation and other prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies.

The Animal Connection A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human

Titre : The Animal Connection A New Perspective on What Makes Us Human
Auteur : Pat Shipman
Éditeur : W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN-13 : 9780393082227
Libération : 2011-06-13

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A bold, illuminating new take on the love of animals that drove human evolution. Why do humans all over the world take in and nurture other animals? This behavior might seem maladaptive—after all, every mouthful given to another species is one that you cannot eat—but in this heartening new study, acclaimed anthropologist Pat Shipman reveals that our propensity to domesticate and care for other animals is in fact among our species' greatest strengths. For the last 2.6 million years, Shipman explains, humans who coexisted with animals enjoyed definite adaptive and cultural advantages. To illustrate this point, Shipman gives us a tour of the milestones in human civilization-from agriculture to art and even language—and describes how we reached each stage through our unique relationship with other animals. The Animal Connection reaffirms our love of animals as something both innate and distinctly human, revealing that the process of domestication not only changed animals but had a resounding impact on us as well.

Prehistoric Art

Titre : Prehistoric Art
Auteur : Randall White
Éditeur : Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-13 : 0810942623
Libération : 2003-06-01

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Examines prehistoric objects and images from an anthropological, rather than artistic, perspective.