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His book uses this perspective to reinterpret three million years of archaeology, showing how the earliest humans of the African savannah spread out to other continents, along the Old World track, and eventually colonized the world. On the way occurred "the meeting of the Ancients and the Moderns - the European Neanderthals and the Cro-Magnons - celebrated in many illustrations, motion pictures and novels".
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-302) and index. Introduction: "To turn the hero" - "With wand'ring steps and slow:" progress toward a world prehistory - Past cradles and ice age time - Modern cradle for human origins - Why Africa? -. - Social climbers and migrant workers on the early African savannahs - 800,000 years down the Old World track - Ancients and moderns: what happened to the Neanderthals? -. - Pioneers and diehards in the new lands of the Old World - Humans almost everywhere - Why people were everywhere.
309 pages : 24 cm. "Gamble reconsiders the remarkable record of geographical expansion that began with the early hominids of sub-Saharan Africa. Through this astonishing dispersal of humans, which exceeds that of all other mammals, he traces calculated responses to variations in climate and environment. As he interprets these migrations in terms of behavioral change in a social and ecological context, Gamble offers a revealing critique of the attitudes of early European explorers, on which so much of nineteenth- and twentieth-century archaeology rested"-Back cover.
In this book Gamble attempts to dispel some of the myths and distortions that this way of perceiving the human past has produced.
Come From?, a six-part documentary screened on Channel Five. Gamble, C. 2003 Timewalkers: The Prehistory of Global Colonization.
Come From?, a six-part documentary screened on Channel Five Gamble is currently part of the NERC-sponsored team that is looking to date key evolutionary events in Europe over the last 60,000 years by dating deposits of volcanic as. 1999 The Palaeolithic Societies of Europe.
He argues that colonization was a purposeful process, the result of behavioral change or "exaptation" rather than "adaptation. His questions and vision will no doubt raise intense scholarly debates. Recommended for informed readers and specialists.
New Biological Books. Timewalkers: The Prehistory of Global Colonization. Alan Turner, "Timewalkers: The Prehistory of Global Colonization. Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. Rethinking the Theoretical Foundation of Sociobiology. Wilson et al. A Symbiotic View of Life: We Have Never Been Individuals. Gilbert et al. The Conceptual Ecology of the Human Microbiome.
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society. Timewalker: The Prehistory of Global Colonization. 309 p. 15 plates, 33 figs. Stroud: Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1993.
Timewalkers: The Prehistory Of Global Colonisation.