After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000 - 5000 BC by Steven Mithen

By Steven Mithen

A awesome voyage via 15,000 years of heritage that laid the principles for civilisation as we all know it by way of award-winning technological know-how author Steven Mithen.

Twenty thousand years in the past Earth used to be in the middle of an ice age. Then worldwide warming arrived, resulting in huge floods, the unfold of forests and the retreat of the deserts. by means of 5,000 BC a extensively varied human global had seemed. rather than hunters and gatherers there have been farmers; in preference to brief campsites there have been cities. the rules of our sleek international were laid and not anything that got here after - the economic Revolution, the atomic age, the web - have ever matched the importance of these occasions.

AFTER THE ICE tells the tale of weather change's influence in this momentous interval - one who additionally observed the colonisation of the Americas and mass extinctions of animals during the global. Drawing at the most up-to-date state-of-the-art learn in archaeology, cognitive technological know-how, palaeontology, geology and the evolutionary sciences, Steven Mithen creates an evocative, unique and remarkably whole photo of minds, cultures, lives and landscapes via 15,000 years of history.

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