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A sequence of case stories examines the archaeological proof for and interpretations of panorama studying from the move of the 1st pre-modern people into Europe, peoplings of the outdated and New international on the finish of the Ice Age, and colonization of the Pacific, to the English colonists at Jamestown.
The ultimate chapters summarize the results of the panorama studying proposal for our realizing of human background and set out a framework for destiny research.
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