| Chapter 1: The Origins of Human Societies, to ca.2000 B.C.E.
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Chapter 1: The Origins of Human Societies, to ca.2000 B.C.E.

This chapter covers the following:

  • Before Prehistory: The Cosmos, Earth, and Life
  • The Roots of Humanity
  • The Odyssey of Early Human Societies
  • The Agricultural Transformation, 10,000-4000 B.C.E.
  • The Emergence of Cities and States
  • Profile: The Kung Hunters and Gatherers
  • Witness to the Past: Food and Farming in Ancient Cultural Traditions


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