The evolution of human societies

from foraging group to agrarian state by Allen W. Johnson

Publisher: Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif

Written in English
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  • Social evolution,
  • Ethnology

Edition Notes

StatementAllen W. Johnson & Timothy Earle.
ContributionsEarle, Timothy K.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN360 .J65 2000
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationx, 440 p. cm. :
Number of Pages440
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6786361M
ISBN 100804740313
LC Control Number00041329

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