Follow the history of civilization from the dark prehistory of the Paleolithic Age to the development of the earliest centers of civilization in Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. The lives of hunter-gatherers, the agricultural revolution, and the rise of the world's first cities are all vividly depicted in this richly illustrated text. Challenging map exercises and review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis. Complete the unit with the included test. An answer key is also included.