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Trinkaus, Erik

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Works: 63 works in 156 publications in 4 languages and 4,261 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: GN285, 573.3
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The Neanderthals : changing the image of mankind by Erik Trinkaus ( Book )
28 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1856, at the very time when Charles Darwin was writing The Origin of Species, which would popularize the revolutionary concept of evolution worldwide, the fossilized remains of a stocky, powerful, human-like creature were discovered in a German valley called Neandertal. The bones were believed by some scientists to have belonged to a primitive version of modern man. But how old were they? Thus began a controversy that has continued to this day, swirling around the origins and interpretation of the Neandertals, placing them at every possible location on our family tree. Now, Erik Trinkaus, one of the world's leading experts on Neandertals, has collaborated with the noted scientist and writer Pat Shipman on a sweeping and definitive examination of what we know and how we've come to know it. Neandertals, who clearly represent a phase of human evolution, possessed their own unique qualities that made them neither chimpanzee nor modern human. The nature of those qualities - and how Neandertals were discovered, debated, studied, and analyzed over the years - is presented with authority and anecdotal richness. The story ranges from the days of Georges Cuvier (known as "Magician of the Charnel House" for his ability to reconstruct from piles of bones a whole animal skeleton) to the latest researchers whose work with DNA has raised the possibility that we are all descended from one African woman (the "Eve" theory). The controversy carries over from the elite scientific societies of Victorian England and nineteenth-century universities in France and Germany to American laboratories. Along the way there are anthropologists painfully accumulating specimens in digs as distant as Belgium and South Africa, Java and the hills outside Beijing, gradually building up a substantial base for legitimate theorizing (illegitimate, too - the tale of the Piltdown hoax is an enlightening interlude). A contentious, combative saga unfolds of vested interests and accepted wisdom clashing with empirical evidence and informal guesses, for as the authors make clear, no one has ever found it easy to be objective about Neandertals. Opinions have veered wildly over time: Neandertals were hardly human, almost apes; they were human, but pathological and not ancient; they were cannibals and shuffling, depraved half-wits; they were indistinguishable (given a shave and a haircut) from your next-door neighbor; they were an evolutionary dead end. In short, they were what we wanted them to be. The Neandertals is an important contribution both to the literature of prehistory and to our understanding of the way subjective wishes and irrelevant moral assumptions can distort even the most serious scientific endeavors
The early modern human from Tianyuan Cave, China by Hong Shang ( )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Emergence of modern humans : biocultural adaptations in the later Pleistocene ( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Shanidar Neandertals by Erik Trinkaus ( Book )
9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Neanderthals : of skeletons, scientists, and scandal by Erik Trinkaus ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the identity, kinship and character of our possible ancestors
Early modern human evolution in Central Europe : the people of Dolní Věstonice and Pavlov ( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mousterian legacy : human biocultural change in the upper Pleistocene ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life and death at the Pestera cu Oase : a setting for modern human emergence in Europe ( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrait of the artist as a child : the Gravettian human skeleton from the Abrigo do Lagar Velho and its archeological context ( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Neandertaler : Spiegel der Menschheit by Erik Trinkaus ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prehistory and paleontology of the Peștera Muierii (Romania) by Adrian Doboș ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'homme de Néandertal : actes du collque international de Liège (4-7 décembre 1986) by Colloque international de Liège ( Book )
in French and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L' homme de Néandertal ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A functional analysis of the Neandertal foot by Erik Trinkaus ( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'homme de Néandertal : actes du colloque international de Liège, 4-7 décembre 1986 ( Book )
in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Continuity or replacement : controversies in Homo sapiens evolution ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les Métatarsiens et les phalanges du pied des Néandertaliens de Spy by Erik Trinkaus ( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrait of the artist as a child the gravettian human skeleton from the Abrigo do Lagar Vehlo and its archaeological context ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'anatomie by Erik Trinkaus ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in French and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neanderutārujin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
トリンカウス, エリック
Languages
English (99)
French (10)
German (2)
Japanese (2)
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