Prehistory - The Making of the Human Mind (Sealed copy)

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Prehistory - The Making of the Human Mind by Colin Renfrew

Condition: New. 1st Edition. NEW, Still sealed in the original Publisher's clear wrap! Two centuries ago the notion of prehistory did not exist: many European scholars believed, following Biblical calculations, that the Earth was created in 4004 BC. In the first half of this work, Renfrew shows how this belief was gradually overturned by archaeology, geology and, of course, Darwinism in the 19th century, and the radiocarbon 'revolution' in the 20th. The second half examines prehistory itself, and the problems and issues that confront the discipline today