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Mixed Harvest: Stories from the Human Past

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Mixed Harvest

Stories from the Human Past

Rob Swigart

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224 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-611-1 25% OFF! $150.00/£107.00 $112.50/£80.25 Hb Published (December 2019)

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Reviews

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

Description

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



Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

I. Shelter
     Prelude: The Pit of Bones
     Bringer
     The Horse Hunters
     Strife
     Judgment
     Drummer
     In Darkness
     Boy and Leaf
     The Snail Creek Shaman
     Raising Stone
     Feasting
     Waters Bitter and Sweet

II. House
     Frozen Tears
     Tracks
     The Journey
     Mud People
     Motherbaby
     The Beast Without
     The Beast Within
     Of Pots and Plans

III. Home
     An Introduction to Origins
     The Need for Walls
     The House of Heaven
     Scribe
     New Year
     Borders
     Descendants
     Empire’s Poet
     Lamentation

Afterword

Suggested Reading

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