Human Beginnings in South Africa: Uncovering the Secrets of the Stone Age

Human Beginnings in South Africa: Uncovering the Secrets of the Stone Age

By: H.J. Deacon (author), Janette Deacon (author)Paperback

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In this readable, contemporary account, two of Africa's leading archaeologists present what we have learned about the development of human species in Southern Africa in 150 years of research. Generously illustrated with over 100 photos, drawings, and maps, the Deacons describe our primate ancestors, outline the process of emergence of the modern human species, and follow its development through Khoisan prehistory to the point of European contact.

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H. J. Deacon has taught at the University of Stellenbosch and lectured widely. Janette Deacon has held various teaching and research posts and since 1989 has been the archaeologist at the National Monuments Council, South Africa.


chapter 1 1. Learning about the Past chapter 2 2. Environments of the Past chapter 3 3. Primate Ancestry chapter 4 4. Human Beginnings chapter 5 5. The First True Humans chapter 6 6. Emergence of Modern People chapter 7 7. Innovation and the Later Stone Age chapter 8 8. The Later Stone Age as Khoisan History chapter 9 9. Rock Art and Religious Beliefs chapter 10 10. Khoekhoen and the Introduction of Domestic Animals chapter 11 11. Conserving Heritage for the Future chapter 12 Bibliography chapter 13 Index chapter 14 Glossary chapter 15 About the Authors

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/04/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780761990864
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780761990864
  • weight: 531
  • ISBN10: 0761990860

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