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The Neanderthals rediscovered : how modern science is rewriting their history / Dimitra Papagianni, Michael A. Morse.

Author/Creator:
Papagianni, Dimitra.
Publication:
London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
208 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Neanderthals.
Human evolution.
Fossil hominids.
Human remains (Archaeology).
Antiquities, Prehistoric.
Summary:
For too long the Neanderthals have been seen as dim-witted evolutionary dead-enders who looked and behaved completely differently from us, but in recent years their story has been transformed thanks to new discoveries and advances in scientific techniques. In a compelling narrative one that has not previously been told in a way that encompasses the entire dramatic arc from evolution to expansion to extinction this book takes a fresh and engaging look at the whole story of the Neanderthals, setting out all the evidence, redressing the balance and arriving at a fairer assessment of a species that was closely related to us and in so doing addresses what it is to be human.--book jacket
Contents:
A long underestimated type of human
The first Europeans : 1 million to 600,000 years ago
Defeating the cold : 600,000 to 250,000 years ago
Meet the Neanderthals : 250,000 to 130,000 years ago
An end to isolation : 130,000 to 60,000 years ago
Endgame : 60,000 to 25,000 years ago
Still with us?.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-204) and index.
Contributor:
Morse, Michael A. (Michael Ari), 1969-
ISBN:
9780500051771
0500051771
OCLC:
856581640