THE ATLAS OF EARLY MAN
by JACQUETTA HAWK£S
255 pages. Illustrated. St. Martin's Press. $15.
Four thousand years ago, give or take an epoch, the Egyptians were busy constructing pyramids. What were the Chinese doing at the same time? Or the Greeks? What was transpiring in India? In the Americas?
Historians have enough trouble with these questions. Laymen are usually bewildered by synoptic accounts of dynasties and empires. For both professionals and the purely curious, Archaeologist Jacquetta Hawkes (The World of the Past} now provides a brilliant series of answers a chart of all the ancients whose past is our prologue. Along the...