Michael Chazon, author of World Prehistory and Archaeology, discusses the book's new edition and offers advice for students and instructors using the books.

World Prehistory and Archaeology provides an integrated discussion of world prehistory and archaeological methods, presenting an up-to-date perspective on what we know about our human prehistory and how we come to know it.

Michael Chazan is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Canada. He earned his PhD in anthropology at Yale University, USA. Before coming to Toronto, Professor Chazan was a postdoctoral fellow with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, France, and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. His field experience includes excavations in New Jersey, France, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and South Africa. Professor Chazan is the author of The Reality of Artifacts: An Archaeological Perspective published by Routledge. He co-directs the Wonderwerk Cave Research Project in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa.