by Lewis Henry Morgan
Publisher: University of Arizona Press 1985
Number of pages: 560
Lewis Henry Morgan studied the American Indian way of life and collected an enormous amount of factual material on the history of primitive-communal society. All the conclusions he draws are based on these facts; where he lacks them, he reasons back on the basis of the data available to him. He determined the periodization of primitive society by linking each of the periods with the development of production techniques. The “great sequence of inventions and discoveries;” and the history of institutions, with each of its three branches — family, property and government — constitute the progress made by human society from its earliest stages to the beginning of civilization. Mankind gained this progress through 'the gradual evolution of their mental and moral powers through experience, and of their protracted struggle with opposing obstacles while winning their way to civilization.'
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Steven J. Dick, Mark L. Lupisella - NASA
Integrating concepts from philosophical, anthropological, and astrobiological disciplines, the book begins to explore the interdisciplinary questions of cosmic evolution. Authors have diverse backgrounds in science, history, anthropology, and more.
- Manhattan House
Cannibals. Fakirs. Crime and punishment. Rituals. Slaves, cults and customs. Warriors and weapons. Equestrians and equilibrists. Musicians and mendicants. Dance, dress, undress and body modification. Structures, conveyances, beasts.
Paleoanthropology is a subdiscipline of anthropology. The book covers an introduction to paleoanthropology, early hominid fossils, early hominid behavior, hominids in oldowan, acheulean, middle paleolithic, upper paleolithic, and more.
by Morris Goodman, et al. - American Academy of Arts and Sciences
The evolutionary origins of humans involved molecular-genetic, organismal-phenotypic, and social changes that increased adaptability to environmental changes. This volume explores different facets of the complex holistic process of human origins.