7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Interesting though a bit dry in parts,
By A Customer
This review is from: Lost Civilisations Of The Stone Age: A Journey Back to Our Cultural Origins (Paperback)
Though one of the unconventional books on archeaology, it is not so outlandish that no 'conventional' archeologist can accept it. In fact the book does mention that archeaologists in the conventional field are divided on when civilisation began.
The book argues that civilisation didn't begin overnight but rather developed gradually along with evolution of humans and that what has 'been started' by other type of humans/hominids was to continue by modern humans when they appeared later.
While those who describe these 'unconventional' views as 'fantasy', others may see the logic of it. I'm one of them. To me, the view of 'suddeness' is fantasy unless we were visited by exterrestial beings who taught us 'civilisation' which in my opinion did not happen.
I found the book a bit boring in parts but only because the author seems to go into minute detail. Others may prefer this style of writing so it's a matter of personal choice.
I'd recommend the book to anyone interested in archaeology, especially on the subject prehistory.
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