|Author||: Chris Gosden|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press|
|Total Pages||: 153|
|Rating||: 4/5 (15 Downloads)|
Book excerpt: Recent archaeological discoveries from China and central Asia have changed our understanding of how human civilization developed in the period of some 4 million years before the start of written history. In this new edition of his Very Short Introduction, Chris Gosden explores the current theories on the ebb and flow of human cultural variety.