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13/09/2012 17:40:16
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This list relates to the academic year Academic Year 2012/13 which ended on 31/07/2013
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  1. Introductory readings and online references 3 items
    1. The human past: world prehistory & the development of human societies - Scarre, Christopher 2005

      Book  BY FAR THE BEST OF ALL!

    2. Ancient civilizations - Scarre, Christopher, Fagan, Brian M. c2003

      Book 

  2. Lecture 1 Introduction to the course 1 item
      • The only essential reading is this handbook!

  3. Lecture 2: A prehistory for the planet 3 items
    1. Prologue: Yali's question - J. Diamond

      Chapter Essential

    2. Introduction: chapter 1 - Ian Morris

      Chapter Essential

    3. Reviving the grand narrative: archaeology and long-term change - A. G. Sherratt 1995

      Article Essential Digitised reading

  4. Lecture 3: Timescales and early human origins 2 items
    1. Principles of human evolution - Lewin, Roger, Foley, Robert 2004

      Book Essential CHAPTERS 8 TO 10

    2. The human past: world prehistory & the development of human societies - Scarre, Christopher 2005

      Book Essential CHAPTER 2

  5. Lecture 4: Early 'Homo' and dispersal out of Africa 2 items
    1. The human career: human biological and cultural origins - Klein, Richard G. 1999

      Book Essential CHAPTER 4.

    2. The complete world of human evolution - Stringer, Chris, Andrews, Peter c2005

      Book Essential PPS. 130-151, 184-226

  6. Lecture 5: The evolution of modern humans: anatomy, behaviour and spread 2 items
    1. The revolution that wasn't: a new interpretation of the origin of modern human behavior - Sally Mcbrearty, Alison S. Brooks 2000

      Article Essential E-journal available

    2. The complete world of human evolution - Stringer, Chris, Andrews, Peter c2005

      Book Essential PPS. 152-183

  7. Lecture 6: After the ice 3 items
    1. The Natufian culture in the Levant, threshold to the origins of agriculture - Ofer Bar-Yosef 1998

      Article Essential E-journal available

    2. The Mesolithic of Southern Scandinavia - Lars Larsson 1990

      Article Essential Electronic journal

  8. Lecture 7: early farming: a comparative perspective 2 items
    1. Evolution, consequences and future of plant and animal domestication - Jared Diamond 2002-8-8

      Article Essential Electronic journal

    2. An Emerging Paradigm Shift in the Origins of Agriculture - Dorian Q. Fuller 2010-09

      Article Essential Electronic journal

  9. Lecture 8: Neolithic revolution in the Near East 2 items
    1. From foragers to complex societies in Southwest Asia - T. Watkins

      Chapter Essential

  10. Lecture 9: East and south Asian farming 3 items
    1. Finding Plant Domestication in the Indian Subcontinent - Dorian Q Fuller 2011-10

      Article Essential Electronic journal

    2. Asia, south: Neolithic cultures - Dorian Fuller

      Chapter Essential Electronic resource. You will need to search within the encyclopedia for the article.

  11. Lecture 10: Neolithic Europe: a case study 2 items
    1. Holocene Europe - C. Scarre

      Chapter Essential

    2. Culture and change in central European prehistory: 6th to 1st millennium BC - Vandkilde, Helle 2007

      Book Essential CHAPTERS 2 - 4

  12. Lecture 11: Other pathways 3 items
    1. The origins of African livestock: indigenous or imported? - Kevin Macdonald

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. A developmental history of West African agriculture - K. Manning

      Chapter Essential

    3. Cattle before crops: the beginning of food production in Africa - F. Marshall, E. Hildebrand 2002

      Article Essential E-journal available

  13. Lecture 12: Other pathways: the American neotropics 3 items
    1. Origins of food-producing economies in the Americas - D. L. Browman

      Chapter Essential

    2. Growing plants and raising animals - T. Ingold

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Domestication and agriculture in the New World Tropics - D. Pearsall

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  14. Lecture 13: Developing themes: early metallurgy 2 items
    1. Development of metallurgy in Eurasia - B. W. Roberts, C. P. Thornton, V. C. Pigott 2009

      Article Essential Electronic journal

  15. Lecture 14: Developing themes: secondary products 3 items
    1. The Secondary Products Revolution, Horse-Riding, and Mounted Warfare - David W. Anthony, Dorcas R. Brown 2011-7-21

      Article Essential Electronic journal

    2. Plough and pastoralism: aspects of the secondary products revolution - A. Sherratt

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Cash-crops before cash: organic consumables and trade - A. Sherratt

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  16. Lecture 15: Developing themes: long-range interaction 3 items
    1. The origins and development of seafaring: towards a global approach - Atholl Anderson

      Chapter Essential

    2. What contacts did they have: trade and exchange - Colin Renfrew, Paul G. Bahn

      Chapter Essential

  17. Lecture 16: Developing themes: complex societies 3 items
    1. Cultural complexity - I. Morris

      Chapter Essential

    2. Cities, states and empires - C. Scarre

      Chapter Essential

  18. Lecture 17: Why cities? The Middle East at 4000 BC 3 items
    1. Cultural atlas of Mesopotamia and the ancient Near East - Roaf, Michael 2004

      Book Essential PAGES 18-73

    2. The first global village - David Wengrow

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. Origin of cities - David Wengrow

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  19. Lecture 18: The emergence of Egypt 2 items
    1. Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period c. 2686-1552 BC - B. J. Kemp

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. The unique and the general - B. G. Trigger

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  20. Lecture 19: Towards a transformation of Eurasia 2 items
    1. The making of bronze age Eurasia - Kohl, Philip L. 2007

      Book Essential CHAPTER 6 AND AS MUCH PRECEDING AS TIME ALLOWS

  21. Lecture 20: The world at 2000 BC 1 item
    1. No reading for this lecture

  22. Lecture 21: Introduction and recapitulation 1 item
    1. No reading for this lecture

  23. Lecture 22: World systems, empires, civilizations and collapse 4 items
    1. States, empires and exploitation: problems and perspectives - J. A. Goldstone, J. F. Haldon

      Chapter Essential

    2. Questioning collapse: human resilience, ecological vulnerability, and the aftermath of empire - McAnany, Patricia Ann, Yoffee, Norman 2010

      Book Essential CHAPTER 1 AND BROWSE SOME OTHER EXAMPLES

    3. What makes civilization?: the ancient Near East and the future of the West - Wengrow, D. 2010

      Book Essential INTRODUCTION AND CONCLUSION

  24. Lecture 23: The Bronze Age Near East and Mediterranean 2 items
    1. The Mediterranean and its hinterland - C. Broodbank

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. From luxuries to commodities: the nature of Mediterranean Bronze Age trading systems - A. Sherratt, E. S. Sherratt

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  25. Lecture 24: The first empires: Assyria and beyond 3 items
    1. The Neo-Assyrian empire - P. R. Bedford

      Chapter Essential

    2. Cultural atlas of Mesopotamia and the ancient Near East - Roaf, Michael 2004

      Book Essential PP. 158-198

  26. Lecture 25: The Mediterranean and Europe in the Iron Age 2 items
    1. The Mediterranean world - S. W. Alcock, J .F. Cherry

      Chapter Essential

    2. The growth of the Mediterranean economy in the early first millennium BC - Susan Sherratt, Andrew Sherratt 1993-02

      Article Essential Digitised reading

  27. Lecture 26: The Roman Empire 2 items
    1. Being Roman: Expressing identity in a provincial setting - D. Mattingly 2004

      Article Essential Print journal only

    2. Rome: an empire's story - Woolf, Greg c2012

      Book Essential CHAPTER 1

  28. Lecture 27: India and southeast Asia 3 items
    1. The Mauryan state and empire - F. R. Allchin

      Chapter Essential

    2. City states of north India and Pakistan at the time of the Buddha - G. Erdosy

      Chapter Essential

  29. Lecture 28: China: the growth of empire 3 items
    1. The Cambridge illustrated history of China - Ebrey, Patricia Buckley 2010

      Book Essential CHAPTERS 3 - 5

    2. State formation in early China - Liu, Li, Chen, Xingcan 2003

      Book Essential

    3. China's early empires: a re-appraisal - Nylan, Michael, Loewe, Michael 2010

      Book Essential ESPECIALLY PIRAZZOLI-T'SERSTEVENS 'URBANISM', PP. 169-185 AND SNODGRASS, 'ARCHAEOLOGY IN CHINA: A VIEW FROM OUTSIDE', PP. 232-250.

  30. Lecture 29: Islamic civilizations 2 items
    1. An introduction to Islamic archaeology - Milwright, Marcus c2010

      Book Essential E-BOOK

    2. What is 'Islamic' archaeology? - A. Petersen 2005

      Article Essential Electronic journal

  31. Lecture 30: Scale change: systems collapse and the emergence of the European Middle Ages 1 item
    1. The archaeology of Medieval Europe - Valor, Magdalena, Graham-Campbell, James, Carver, M. O. H., Klápště, Jan 2007-

      Book Essential ESPECIALLY CHAPTERS 5 ON MATERIAL CULTURE AND 8 ON TRADE AND TOWNS - PARTICULARLY THE HANSEATIC PHENOMENON.

  32. Lecture 31: West Africa: cities and statehood 3 items
    1. African civilizations: an archaeological perspective - Connah, Graham 2001

      Book Essential CHAPTERS 1 AND 4

    2. Segou, slavery and Sifinso - K.C. MacDonald, S. Camara

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    3. Cities without citadels: understanding urban origins along the Middle Niger - S.K. McIntosh, R.J. McIntosh

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  33. Lecture 32: Eastern and southern Africa: trade and social change 2 items
    1. Forgotten Africa: an introduction to its archaeology - Connah, Graham 2004

      Book Essential CHAPTERS 24-27

    2. African civilizations: an archaeological perspective - Connah, Graham 2001

      Book Essential CHAPTERS 7 AND 9

  34. Lecture 33: Mesoamerica: cities and urbanism 2 items
    1. Stone cities, green cities - E. Graham

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. The cities of ancient Mexico: reconstructing a lost world - Sabloff, Jeremy A. 1997

      Book Essential READ SECTIONS ON TEOTIHUACAN, THE MAYA AND THE AZTECS

  35. Lecture 34: South America: from states to empires 3 items
    1. Politics, resources and blood in the Inka Empire - T. D'Altroy

      Chapter Essential

    2. From village to empire in South America - M. E. Moseley, M. J. Heckenberger

      Chapter Essential

  36. Lecture 35: North America: mounds, pueblos and power 3 items
    1. The ancient mounds of Poverty Point: place of rings - Gibson, Jon L. c2001

      Book Essential See chapters 5 and 12

    2. Complex societies of North America - G. R. Milner, W. H. Wills

      Chapter Essential

    3. North American archaeology - Pauketat, Timothy R., Loren, Diana DiPaolo 2005

      Book Essential CHAPTERS 8-10

  37. Lecture 36: The Arctic, Australia and uttermost ends of the earth 2 items
    1. Yali's people - Jared M. Diamond

      Chapter Essential

    2. Hunters and gatherers - P. Mitchell

      Chapter Essential

  38. Lecture 37: Oceania, voyaging, island societies and cosmologies 3 items
    1. Say it with stone: constructing with stones on Easter Island - Sue Hamilton, Mike Seager Thomas, Ruth Whitehouse 2011-06

      Article Essential Electronic journal

    2. On the road of the winds: an archaeological history of the Pacific Islands before European contact - Kirch, Patrick Vinton 2000

      Book Essential CHAPTERS 1, 4, 7-9

    3. The substance of Polynesian voyaging - Colin Richards 2008-06

      Article Essential Electronic journal

  39. Lecture 38: Interconnections before and after 1492 3 items
    1. Ecological imperialism: the biological expansion of Europe, 900-1900 - Crosby, Alfred W. 1986

      Book Essential CHAPTER 1, 11 AND 12. 2004 EDITION AT ANTHROPOLOGY B 28 CRO.

    2. Hemispheres colliding - Jared M. Diamond

      Chapter Essential

    3. The history of the conquest of New Spain - Díaz del Castillo, Bernal, Carrasco, David 2008

      Book Essential ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK. DIP INTO ANY SECTION OF THIS EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNT, BUT DON'T MISS THE TENOCHTITLAN SECTIONS.

  40. Lecture 39: Globalization encounters post-1500 AD: the Atlantic 3 items
    1. Jamestown: the buried truth - Kelso, William M. c2006

      Book Essential

    2. Archaeology and history in the study of African Americans - P.D. Morgan

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    3. An archaeological framework for slavery and emancipation, 1740-1880 - T.A. Singleton

      Chapter Essential Digitised reading

  41. Lecture 40: The past and the future 3 items
    1. Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies - Diamond, Jared M. c2005

      Book Essential

    2. Collapse: how societies choose to fail or survive - Diamond, Jared M. 2006, c2005

      Book Essential

    3. Why the West rules--for now: the patterns of history and what they reveal about the future - Morris, Ian 2010

      Book Essential CHAPTERS 11 AND 12

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