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Fossil man. Human paleontology

  • Neanderthal Manby Svante Pääbo

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    A preeminent geneticist hunts the Neanderthal genome to answer the biggest question of them all: what does it mean to be human? What can we learn from the genes of our closest evolutionary relatives? Neanderthal Man tells the story of geneticist Svante Pääbo?s mission to answer that question, beginning with the study of DNA in Egyptian mummies... more...

  • Neanderthalby Paul Jordan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    Paul Jordan takes us on a vivid journey through the history of our most famous cousin in search of the origins of all mankind more...

  • The Paleobiology of Australopithecusby Kaye E. Reed; John G. Fleagle; Richard E. Leakey

    Springer 2013; US$ 139.00

    Australopithecus species have been the topic of much debate in palaeoanthropology since Raymond Dart described the first species, Australopithecus africanus, in 1925. This volume synthesizes the geological and paleontological context of the species in East and South Africa; covers individual sites, such as Dikika, Hadar, Sterkfontein,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Cro-Magnonby Brian Fagan

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 27.76

    Cro-Magnon - das sind wir! Bittere Kälte, kaum Nahrung, furchterregende Raubtiere: Unsere Vorfahren, die Cro-Magnon-Menschen, waren in der Eiszeit einer lebensfeindlichen Wildnis ausgeliefert. Jäger und Gejagte in einem gnadenlosen Überlebenskampf, schufen sie dennoch Kunstwerke wie die Höhlenzeichnungen von Lascaux und die Venus vom Hohle Fels, spielten... more...

  • Neanderthals in Walesby Stephen Aldhouse-Green; Rick Peterson; Elizabeth A. Walker

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 45.00

    The final publication of results of the excavations at Pontnewydd cave in north-east Wales has been eagerly awaited. The site was investigated as part of the Palaeolithic Settlement of Wales Research Programme, which has been responsible for transforming understanding of the nature of human settlement on the very margins of Eurasia by early Neanderthals.... more...

  • How To Think Like a Neandertalby Thomas Wynn; Frederick L. Coolidge

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    There have been many books, movies, and even TV commercials featuring Neandertals--some serious, some comical. But what was it really like to be a Neandertal? How were their lives similar to or different from ours? In How to Think Like a Neandertal, archaeologist Thomas Wynn and psychologist Frederick L. Coolidge team up to provide a brilliant account... more...

  • The Emergence of Humansby Patricia J. Ash; David J. Robinson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 205.95

    The Emergence of Humans is an accessible, informative introduction to the scientific study of human evolution. It takes the reader through time following the emergence of the modern human species Homo sapiens from primate roots. Acknowledging the controversy surrounding the interpretation of the fossil record, the authors present a balanced approach... more...