Patterns In Prehistory

by Robert Wenke. It's subtitle gives you a clue to content: Humankind's First Three Million Years.

Wenke was for decades Professor of Anthropology at University of Washington, Seattle. Retired now. He is an expert in the archaeology of ancient civilisations of Iran and Egypt.

This is the 4th edition I'm reading. I acquired it not long after it was published in the 1990s. Only getting around to reading it now in my dotage. But at 700+ pages, you can see why it has been daunting for a long period. Now I have some time on my hands to read such a tome.

I'm only 20 pages in (began yesterday), but am already enjoying. He writes engagingly.
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1 Response Dec 4, 2012

is it good?

For my tastes yes; but it's up to each individual reader I guess. What you're bringing to the book before you read a sentence (past experience, etc.), what you expect to get out of it. It is well written, bristling with scholarship, very informative on the key issues I wanted to find out info on.

I love the evolution of humankind and have read quite a bit about it, its fascinating.