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Science  27 Feb 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5662, pp. 1300-1302
DOI: 10.1126/science.1092953

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After the Ice A Global Human History, 20,000-5000 BC. by Steven Mithen. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 2003. 636 pp. £25. ISBN 0-297-64318-5. Forthcoming from Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-01570-3. Paper, Phoenix, London, 2004. £8.99. ISBN 0-75381-392-0.

Drawing on recent findings from archaeology, genetics, and the environmental sciences, the author provides a region-by-region account of the transformations of human populations in the 15 millennia following the Last Glacial Maximum.