Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Near East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the ancient world in all areas of the globe.
Each volume explores significant civilizations, personalities, cultural and social developments, and scientific achievements in its geographical area. Boxed features include "Link in Time," "Link in Place," "Ancient Weapons," "Turning Points," and "Great Lives." Each volume also includes maps, timelines, and illustrations. A selected glossary, a bibliography, and volume indexes complete the set.
Civilizations of the Americas
Adena; Agriculture; Anasazi; Archeological Discoveries; Art and Architecture; Aztec Civilization
Cahokia; Clovis; Culture and Traditions
Great Serpent Mound
Hohokam Culture; Hunter-Gatherers
Ice Age; Incan Civilization
Language and Writing; L'Anse aux Meadows
Machu Picchu; Maize; Mammoths; Mayan Civilization; Mississippian Cultures; Mound Builders; Myths and Legends
Taino; Technology and Inventions; Teotihuacan; Thule Tradition; Toltec Culture; Tools and Weapons; Totems