Prehistoric Men


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(4.6 stars; 13 reviews)

This little book, first published in 1948, is part of the Chicago Natural History Popular History series that explains difficult subjects in ways and terms we all can understand. It was published at a time in Anthropology when exciting things like carbon dating were first being used and refined. "Prehistory means the time before written history began. Actually, more than 99 per cent of man’s story is prehistory. Man is at least half a million years old, but he did not begin to write history (or to write anything) until about 5,000 years ago. The men who lived in prehistoric times left us no history books, but they did unintentionally leave a record of their presence and their way of life. This record is studied and interpreted by different kinds of scientists." - Summary by the author and phil chenevert (5 hr 32 min)

Chapters

How We Learn about Prehistoric Men 19:04 Read by SK
The Changing World in Which Prehistoric Men Lived 9:55 Read by SK
Prehistoric Men Themselves 33:42 Read by SK
Cultural Beginnings 36:42 Read by Deon Gines
More Evidence of Culture 25:12 Read by SK
Early Moderns 31:25 Read by SK
End and Prelude 57:18 Read by Deon Gines
The First Revolution 44:51 Read by SK
The Conquest of Civilization 35:47 Read by Deon Gines
End of Prehistory 29:00 Read by SK
Summary 9:05 Read by SK

Reviews

Was great


(5 stars)

enjoyed the audiobook very much

actually an interesting book; excellent reader!


(4 stars)