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Café Neandertal : excavating our past in one of Europe's most ancient places

Author: Beebe Bahrami; Kirsten Potter
Publisher: [Prince Frederick, MD] : HighBridge, [2017] ℗2017
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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"Centered in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, one of Europe's most concentrated regions for Neandertal and early modern human occupations, writer Beebe Bahrami follows and participates in the work of archaeologists who are doing some of the most comprehensive and global work to date on the research, exploration, and recovery of our ancient ancestors. In Café Neandertal, Bahrami follows this compelling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Audiobooks
Named Person: Beebe Bahrami; Beebe Bahrami
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Beebe Bahrami; Kirsten Potter
ISBN: 9781681685595 1681685590
OCLC Number: 962233504
Notes: Compact discs.
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Performer(s): Read by Kirsten Potter.
Description: 9 audio discs (11.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Beebe Bahrami.

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"Centered in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, one of Europe's most concentrated regions for Neandertal and early modern human occupations, writer Beebe Bahrami follows and participates in the work of archaeologists who are doing some of the most comprehensive and global work to date on the research, exploration, and recovery of our ancient ancestors. In Café Neandertal, Bahrami follows this compelling riddle along a path populated with colorful local personalities and opinionated, polemical, and brilliant archaeologists working in remote and fascinating places across Eurasia, all the while maintaining a firm foothold in the Dordogne, a region celebrated by the local tourist office as a vacation destination for 400,000 years. From this prehistoric perch Bahrami gets to know first-hand the Neandertals and the people who love them--those who have devoted their lives to them. She is thrown into a world debating not only what happened to these close cousins but also what legacy they have left for those who followed. Café Neandertal is also a detective story, investigating one of the biggest mysteries of prehistory and archeology: Who were the Neandertals? Why did they disappear around 35,000 years ago? And more mysteriously, what light do they shed on us moderns? Bahrami takes readers into the thick of an excavation, neck-deep in Neanderthal dirt, and to the front row of the heated debates about our long-lost cousins. Café Neandertal pulls us deeply into the complex mystery of the Neandertals, shedding a surprising light on what it means to be human"--

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