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p. 474. Continental prehistorieslocked

  • Chris Gosden

Abstract

‘Continental prehistories’ explores the possibility that mankind's prehistories may differ depending on location, and charts the development of individualized cultures following the expansion of early humans from Africa to Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. The growth of culture among early humans, one of prehistory's greatest areas of interest, is closely linked with the development of commensalism — a process of living together in mutual support and dependency. The gradual growth of these mutual links between people, animals, and materials leads to the creation of structures of community and cultural intricacies.

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