The Prehistory Of Home By Jerry D. Moore Essay

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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 course, because it highlights key concepts discussed in World Prehistory.
One of the main goals emphasized in this course is the characteristics of hunting and gathering societies. Although hunter-gatherers did not have permanent dwellings,…

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