The Prehistory Of Home Analysis

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Jerry D. Moore’s novel, The Prehistory of Home, provides information of archaeology through the use of one central theme: the home. Moore does not simply describe different excavations, he discusses the journey of the human experience expressed by archaeological dwellings and artifacts. The Prehistory of Home supplements Anthropology 145, World Prehistory, by discussing the development of human society through the examination of the home.
The central purpose of this course is to observe the development of human society and culture from the time of hunter-gatherers to the development of agriculture and sedentary farming villages. Throughout the course we have discussed the effect of climate change on anatomically modern humans and how it has led to the development of new technologies and innovative tools and weapons. We also considered questions related to the domestication of plants and animals around the world and how political power lead to the rise of chiefdoms and states. Most of humans’ time on Earth has not been recorded and studying prehistory and archaeological sites, especially homes, allows us to recover ancient lives and explore what it means to be human. The Prehistory of Home was a successful reading assignment for this
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Throughout The Prehistory of Home, Moore was able to highlight certain aspects of Life Prehistory by discussing the significance of archaeological dwellings to the humans who lived there. The book supplements and reinforces what we learned in the course making it a worthwhile reading assignment. The key concepts within the course are prevalent in the novel, however the book does not replace the information taught in the

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