Southern Africa has one of the longest histories of occupation by modern humans and their ancestors anywhere in the world: over three million years. Research in Southern Africa is central to many key debates in contemporary archaeology, including hominid origins, the origins of anatomically modern humans and modern forms of behavior, and the development of ethnographically informed perspectives for understanding its rich heritage of rock art. This is the first attempt at a synthesis of the sub-continent's past in over forty years.
Author: Peter Mitchell Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 12/23/2002 Pages: 532 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 2.29lbs Size: 9.62h x 7.00w x 1.25d ISBN: 9780521633895
About the Author Mitchell, Peter: - Peter Mitchell is Lecturer in African Prehistory at the University of Oxford, and Tutor and a Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford.