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The Human Past


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A thoroughly revised and re-designed edition of the acclaimed textbook that presents an accessible and up-to-date account of what we know today about the origins and development of human society

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Dr Chris Scarre is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Durham. He is the author of many books on prehistory and archaeology, including The Megalithic Monuments of Britain and Ireland, Chronicle of the Roman Emperors and The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World, all published by Thames & Hudson.


'Absolutely essential reading for all students of archaeology' - Barry Cunliffe, University of Oxford
'One of the best overviews of world prehistory it is possible to get. Excellent coverage, up to date and accessible' - Tim Reynolds, Birkbeck, University of London
'Exciting, accessible and informative ... by far the best introduction available' - Cyprian Broodbank, Head of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
'The perfect textbook ... this is the kind of book we wish we'd had' - How It Works
'The go-to primer text for world prehistory' - The Archaeological Journal

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