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Before the dawn : recovering the lost history of our ancestors

Author: Nicholas Wade
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2006.
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A history of humanity's ancient ancestry draws on ground-breaking scientific findings to offer insight into such debated issues as the evolution of language and race, the domestication of companion animals, and the defeat of the Neanderthals.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Wade
ISBN: 1594200793 9781594200793 9780143038320 014303832X
OCLC Number: 62282400
Description: 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Genetics & genesis --
2. Metamorphosis --
3. First words --
4. Eden --
5. Exodus --
6. Stasis --
7. Settlement --
8. Sociality --
9. Race --
10. Language --
11. History --
12. Evolution --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Credits --
Index --
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A history of humanity's ancient ancestry draws on ground-breaking scientific findings to offer insight into such debated issues as the evolution of language and race, the domestication of companion animals, and the defeat of the Neanderthals.

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