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Stories from the Human Past
224 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-611-1 $149.00/£110.00 Hb Published (December 2019)
ISBN 978-1-78920-620-3 $24.95/£19.95 Pb Published (December 2019)
eISBN 978-1-78920-612-8 eBook
“Mixed Harvest is an unexpected take on human origins and early human societies, blending deftly written short stories with brief nonfiction segments… Readers will leave with a strong emotional grounding in the anthropological and archaeological record, and a large number of informational and thematic touchpoints for understanding this history.” • Joey Eschrich, Arizona State University
In unforgettable stories of the human journey, a combination of storytelling and dialogue underscore an excavation into the deep past of human development and its consequences. Through a first encounter between a Neanderthal woman and the Modern Human she called Traveler, to the emergence and destruction of the world’s first cities, Mixed Harvest tells the tale of the Sedentary Divide, the most significant event since modern humans emerged. Rob Swigart’s latest work humanizes the rapid transition to agriculture and pastoralism with a grounding in the archaeological record.
Rob Swigart, PhD (Comparative Literature) taught for 35 years at a university, published eleven novels and poetry in The Atlantic, Poetry, and other journals, and co-authored a business book while working as a research affiliate with the Institute for the Future.
Subject: Archaeology General History General Cultural Studies
Prelude: The Pit of Bones
The Horse Hunters
Boy and Leaf
The Snail Creek Shaman
Waters Bitter and Sweet
The Beast Without
The Beast Within
Of Pots and Plans
An Introduction to Origins
The Need for Walls
The House of Heaven
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