The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History illustrates, in a chrological series of maps, the evolution and flux of races in Europe, the Mediterranean area, and the Near East. From 50,000 B.C. to the fourth century A.D. the maps and their accompanying commentaries follow the ages of Stone, Bronze and Iron and trace the movements and cultural developments of Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Indians, Hittites, Assyrians, Greeks, Persians, Celts, Etruscans, Carthaginians, Goths, Romans and many other peoples. This is a companion to the The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History , The Penguin Atlas of Modern History (to 1815) and The New Penguin Atlas of Recent History .
Colin McEvedy is the author of The Penguin Atlas of Ancient History; The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History; The Penguin Atlas of Recent History (Europe Since 1815) and The Penguin Atlas of North American History. He lives in London, W6