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Society in Prehistory

The Origins of Human Culture
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Society in Prehistory by Tim Megarry
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Reveals a profound understanding of evolutionary biology, and an excellent up-to-date knowledge of human evolution studies. It is not only very well done, but...it is written from a novel point of view. It needs to be very widely read and I hope that it will be. Megarry is doing his subject a great service. --Bernard Campbell University of California Social scientists have tended to neglect prehistory in their approach to human societies. Tim Megarry's lucid and authoritative book remedies this neglect. It will be of great value to students of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. --Paul HirstBirkbeck College, University of London Stressing the importance of culture as a formative agent in the evolutionary emergence of modern humans, Society in Prehistory provides an impressive, interdisciplinary, and deeply informed survey of prehistory. Individual chapters focus on culture and evolution; biology and culture; primate societies; the first hominids; tools and culture; the economics of foraging; modern humans and human behavior; sex and the division of labor; and sexuality and social life. The book reveals that, while social behavior is biologically grounded, it is not biologically determined.

Author Biography

Tim Megarry teaches in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Greenwich, London.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 1995
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
New York University Press
Pages
216
Dimensions
152x229x27
ISBN-13
9780814755372
Product ID
13518396

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