The Stone Age (World History)

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Discusses the long period of human history known as the Stone Age during which humans evolved into beings capable of inventing and using increasingly sophisticated tools and creating complex social groupings

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Grade 6-10ASince the Stone Age, as defined here, covers a period of 2.5 million years, it is only possible to present a general survey, at best. Netzley describes the major epochs in the evolution of humans, as well as the development of stone-tool technology over time. The strength of this book is the author's objectivity and her refusal to sensationalize or speculate about life in Stone-Age societies. The author rightly points out that scientists disagree, sometimes vehemently, on what the often very scanty evidence can tell us about human life in that remote time. Average-to-good quality black-and-white photos, maps, and reproductions enhance the print information. This is a more scholarly and therefore less exciting title than Charles Higham's Life in the Old Stone Age (Lerner, 1977; o.p.), making it most suitable for reports. An excellent, up-to-date list for further reading is an additional advantage for researchers.ADavid N. Pauli, Missoula Public Library,
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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