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  The Encyclopedia of World History.  2001.
 
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I. Prehistoric Times
     A. Introduction
          1. History and Prehistory
          2. The Study of Prehistory
               a. Archaeology as Anthropology and History
               b. Culture and Context
               c. Time and Space
               d. Finding and Digging up the Past
               e. Analysis and Interpretation
               f. Subdividing Prehistoric Times
               g. Theoretical Approaches to Prehistory
     B. Prehistory and the Great Ice Age
     C. Human Origins (4 Million to 1.8 Million Years Ago)
     D. Homo Erectus and the First Peopling of the World (1.8 Million to 250,000 Years Ago)
          1. Homo Erectus
          2. Fire
          3. Out of Africa
     E. Early Homo Sapiens (c. 250,000 to c. 35,000 Years Ago)
          1. The Neanderthals
     F. The Origins of Modern Humans (c. 150,000 to 100,000 Years Ago)
     G. The Spread of Modern Humans in the Old World (100,000 to 12,000 Years Ago)
          1. Europe
          2. Eurasia and Siberia
          3. South and Southeast Asia
     H. The First Settlement of the Americas (c. 15,000 Years Ago)
     I. After the Ice Age: Holocene Hunter-Gatherers (12,000 Years Ago to Modern Times)
          1. African Hunter-Gatherers
          2. Asian Hunter-Gatherers
          3. Mesolithic Hunter-Gatherers in Europe
          4. Near Eastern Hunters and Foragers
          5. Paleo-Indian and Archaic North Americans
          6. Central and South Americans
     J. The Origins of Food Production
     K. Early Food Production in the Old World (c. 10,000 B.C.E. and Later)
          1. First Farmers in the Near East
          2. Early European Farmers
          3. Egypt and Sub-Saharan Africa
          4. Asian Farmers
     L. The Origins of Food Production in the Americas (c. 5000 B.C.E. and Later)
     M. Later Old World Prehistory (3000 B.C.E. and Afterward)
          1. State-Organized Societies
          2. Webs of Relations
          3. Later African Prehistory
               a. Egypt and Nubia
               b. West African States
               c. East and Southern Africa
          4. Europe after 3500 B.C.E.
          5. Eurasian Nomads
          6. Asia
               a. South Asia
               b. China
               c. Japan
               d. Southeast Asia
          7. Offshore Settlement in the Pacific
     N. Chiefdoms and States in the Americas (c. 1500 B.C.E.–1532 C.E.)
          1. North American Chiefdoms
          2. Mesoamerican Civilizations
               a. Olmec
               b. Teotihuacán
          3. Andean Civilizations
               a. Beginnings
               b. Chavin
               c. Moche
               d. Tiwanaku
               e. Chimu
     O. The End of Prehistory (1500 C.E. to Modern Times)
 
 
The Encyclopedia of World History, Sixth edition. Peter N. Stearns, general editor. Copyright © 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Maps by Mary Reilly, copyright 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


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