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The First humans : human origins and history to 10,000 BC

Author: Göran Burenhult; American Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1993.
Series: Illustrated history of humankind, v. 1.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines theories of evolution, the Great Apes, the origins of language, extinct species, and the global expansion that precipitated adaptation and diversity.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
First humans.
San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, c1993
(OCoLC)647060368
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Göran Burenhult; American Museum of Natural History.
ISBN: 0062502654 9780062502650
OCLC Number: 27816051
Notes: At head of title: American Museum of Natural History.
Includes index.
Description: 239 p. : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
Contents: Olduvai Gorge : the cradle of humanity --
From sounds to speech : a human discovery --
Agression and war : are they part of being human? --
Sex roles in prehistory --
Sexual dimorphism : comparative and evolutionary perspectives --
Our earliest ancestors --
When did language begin? --
So similar and still so different : the great apes and ourselves --
Mighty hunter or marginal scavenger? --
What do the Zhoukoudian finds tell us? --
The Neanderthals --
Was there a Neanderthal religion? --
Dating the past --
Ice through the ages --
Animals of Ice Age Europe --
Radiocarbon : a key to the past --
The Venus figurines --
Pech-Merle : a 20,000-year-old sanctuary --
Cosquer Cave : an ancient sunken gallery --
Tool and cultures in late Paleolithic southeast Asia --
Mammoth bone huts --
Sungir : a stone age burial site --
Genes, languages and archaeology --
Thermoluminescence dating --
Art of the land --
Hunters on the edge of the Tasmanian ice --
The lost animals of Australia --
Moving animals from place to place --
Heat treatment : a 50,000-year-old technology --
From stone to tools : residue analysis --
Relics of the first New Ireland settlers --
Who were the first Americans? --
Clovis weapons : a modern experiment --
The paleoindian bison hunters --
The fate of North America's early animals --
Arctic animals --
Early arctic cultures --
At Dorset camp --
Glossary.
Series Title: Illustrated history of humankind, v. 1.
Responsibility: general editor, Göran Burenhult ; foreword by Donald C. Johanson.

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Examines theories of evolution, the Great Apes, the origins of language, extinct species, and the global expansion that precipitated adaptation and diversity.

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