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Fossil man. Human paleontology

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  • Homo erectusby W. Henry Gilbert; Berhane Asfaw

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 78.95

    This volume, the first in a series devoted to the paleoanthropological resources of the Middle Awash Valley of Ethiopia, studies Homo erectus, a close relative of Homo sapiens. Written by a team of highly regarded scholars, this book provides the first detailed descriptions, photographs, and analysis of the fossil vertebrates?from elephants and... more...

  • The Humans Who Went Extinctby Clive Finlayson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    Just 28,000 years ago, the blink of an eye in geological time, the last of Neanderthals died out in their last outpost, in caves near Gibraltar. Thanks to cartoons and folk accounts we have a distorted view of these other humans - for that is what they were. We think of them as crude and clumsy and not very bright, easily driven to extinction by the... more...

  • The Leakeysby Mary Bowman-Kruhm

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 45.00

    Three generations of Leakeys have dug in East Africa for fossil evidence that answers questions about human origins. Louis and Mary, husband and wife, began what would turn into decades of research and fieldwork, often disproving common theories and beliefs of the time. Son Richard followed in his parents' foot steps, along with his wife Meave,... more...

  • Written in Stoneby Brian Switek

    Bellevue Literary Press 2010; US$ 17.95

    The epic quest for missing links and other myths about evolution. more...

  • Bones of Contentionby Marvin L. Lubenow

    Baker Publishing Group 2004; US$ 28.00

    Seeking to disprove the theory of human evolution, the author examines the fossils of the so-called "ape men." more...

  • The Human Lineageby Matt Cartmill; Fred H. Smith; Kaye B. Brown

    Wiley 2011; US$ 128.95

    "This textbook, aimed at advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in paleoanthropology courses, tackles a rather difficult task—that of presenting the substantial body of paleontological, genetic, geological and archaeological evidence regarding human evolution, and the associated scientific history, in a logical and readable way without sacrificing... more...

  • The Neanderthal's Necklaceby Juan Luis Arsuaga; Andy Klatt

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 15.00

    The Neanderthals provide a surprising mirror for modern-day humanity. They belonged to our evolutionary group and lived like the Cro-Magnons, our ancestors, did ? worshipping, socializing, and hunting. The struggle between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons lasted thousands of years. The Cro-Magnons were not biologically fit for extreme cold weather, but... more...

  • The Piltdown Man Hoaxby Miles Russell

    The History Press 2012; US$ 29.17

    Piltdown. Even today the names sends a shiver down the collective spine of the scientific community, for this was the most dramatic and daring fraud ever perpetrated upon the world of science and academia. Between 1908 and 1912, a series of amazing discoveries relating to what appeared to be the earliest human were made close to the little village... more...

  • Australia's Fossil Heritageby The Australian Heritage Council

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 62.95

    A detailed examination of Australia's fossil heritage revealing the richness and diversity of Australia's prehistory. more...

  • An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomyby Leslie Aiello; Christopher Dean; Joanna Cameron

    Elsevier Science 1990; US$ 72.95

    An anthropologist and an anatomist have combined their skills in this book to provide students and research workers with the essentials of anatomy and the means to apply these to investigations into hominid form and function. Using basic principles and relevant bones, conclusions can be reached regarding the probable musculature, stance, brain size,... more...