The Human Past Essentials

Chris Scarre, Tammy Stone

A Concise, Global Introduction to World Prehistory for Today’s Students

The most authoritative world prehistory book on the market is now available in a new, thoroughly up-to-date essentials version. Partnering with Chris Scarre, new coeditor Tammy Stone draws on her extensive teaching experience to emphasize the big picture, reflect the greater diversity of the field today, and treat each culture equitably. Supported by InQuizitive, an award-winning, easy-to-use adaptive learning tool, The Human Past Essentials offers unmatched student and instructor support.


Chris Scarre


Chris Scarre is a professor of prehistory in the department of archaeology at Durham University, U.K. He is editor of The Human Past (4th ed.) and author of Ancient Civilizations (with Brian Fagan and Charles Golden, 5th ed.), Landscapes of Neolithic Brittany, and The Megalithic Monuments of Britain and Ireland. From 2013 to 2017 he was editor of the leading international journal Antiquity, and was previously an advisory board member for the National Geographic Society.

Tammy Stone


Tammy Stone is a professor of anthropology?at the University of Colorado Denver.?She has won four awards for excellence in teaching and has been on the Society for American Archaeologists curriculum committee twice, 2012-14 and 2007-10. Stone has published papers on integrating diverse interest groups in undergraduate curriculums (in the journal The SAA Archaeological Record, January 2014) and the book A Pocket Guide to Mentoring Higher Education Faculty.