Con picos y palas, el hombre puede construirse refugios semejantes y aun mejores, empleando tabiques, piedra y madera. Los leones tienen garras y dientes, los cuales les aseguran la comida que necesitan. El hombre hace flechas y lanzas, para matar animales de caza. El pasaje sugiere esas cosas que se ven en tiempo de guerra. Es bueno esclarecer, tanto como sea posible, las diferencias que subsisten entre los procesos que venimos comparando.
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The book explaining pre-history. This book make us realize how incredibly limited is the information we have on the history of humanity on earth. Vere Gordon Childe 14 April 19 October was an Australian archaeologist who specialized in the study of European prehistory. Vere Gordon Childe 14 April — 19 October was an Australian archaeologist who specialized in the study of European prehistory. He spent most of his life in the United Kingdom, working as an academic for the University of Edinburgh and then the Institute of Archaeology, London, and wrote twenty-six books during his career.
Initially an early proponent of culture-historical archaeology, he later became the first exponent of Marxist archaeology in the Western world. Destined to the general public, and not to a specialized group, this book make us realize how incredibly limited is the information we have on the history of humanity on earth. Of course, Childe was writing long before the latest fascinating revelations of genetic studies, but he was broadly right, it seems to me, about the Kurgan Hypothesis of Marija Gimbautas, of which he was an early champion.
Childe was interestingly unusual: supremely intelligent, extremely ugly, very odd, and despite or because of his privileged background also an unrepentant Marxist. I am usually allergic to the An excellent introduction to the subject which is not as dated as I expected. I am usually allergic to the writings of Marxist historians like Eric Hobsbawm for the same reasons I am bored by the writings of any wrong-headed fanatic who twists the data to force it into the straightjacket of a discredited theory.
However, what saves this is that Childe was brilliant at succinct synthesis, and writes engagingly, deeply, and widely. But Childe escapes the same dustbin by virtue of his lack of dogmatism and the fascination of his subject matter.
Los orígenes de la civilización
Vere Gordon Childe