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The rise of humans : great scientific debates

Author: John Hawks
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2011]
Series: Great courses (Compact disc)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this series of lectures, Professor Hawks surveys some of the greatest debates in the scientific community concerning the origin and rise of human beings. Was Australopithecus afarensis really our earliest ancestor? Did early humans arise in Africa alone, or in regions throughout the world? What role do Neanderthals play is our genetic heritage?
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording, Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hawks
ISBN: 9781598037586 1598037587
OCLC Number: 756844704
Notes: Compact discs.
In two containers (19 cm.).
Guidebook includes timeline, glossary, and bibliography.
Performer(s): Lecturer: Professor John Hawks, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Description: 12 sound discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (138 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Contents: Vol. 1. Ramapithecus : ape man --
Australopithecus afarensis : ancestor or not? --
Ardipithecus : hominin or not? --
Brain structure versus brain size --
The dietary hypothesis --
Africa or Asia? --
An ape's view of the Oldowan --
Who was Homo habilis? --
How big was Homo erectus? --
The Movius Line --
The hobbits of Flores --
Archaeology and cooperation --
Vol. 2. Presapiens or preneandertal? --
What do stone tools reveal about early man? --
Did Neandertals speak? --
Neandertals : extinct or ancestors? --
Is our Neandertal heritage important? --
Multiregional evolution versus Out of Africa --
Climate's impact on our evolution --
Language : adaptation or spandrel? --
Why did humans start creating art? --
Clovis or pre-clovis? --
Farming : migration or diffusion? --
Are humans still evolving?
Series Title: Great courses (Compact disc)
Responsibility: John Hawks.

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In this series of lectures, Professor Hawks surveys some of the greatest debates in the scientific community concerning the origin and rise of human beings. Was Australopithecus afarensis really our earliest ancestor? Did early humans arise in Africa alone, or in regions throughout the world? What role do Neanderthals play is our genetic heritage?

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Human Origins: Focus on the scientists's human drama

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2013-05-04) Very Good Permalink

 Dateline Spring 2013: This Teaching Company course is recent (2011), which is not true of a number of their other courses on anthropology and human origins, and the field is changing rapidly, so recent is important. The style of delivery is good, without too many digressions. Hawks is not as...
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