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The world from beginnings to 4000 BCE

Author: Ian Tattersall
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: New Oxford world history.
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To be human is to be curious. And one of the things we are most curious about is how we came to be who we are--how we evolved over millions of years to become creatures capable of inquiring into our own evolution. In this lively and readable introduction, renowned anthropologist Ian Tattersall thoroughly examines both the fossil and archeological records to trace human evolution from the earliest beginnings of our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tattersall, Ian.
World from beginnings to 4000 BCE.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007025714
(OCoLC)152559437
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Tattersall
ISBN: 9780199721719 0199721718 9781435642539 1435642538 1281341878 9781281341877
OCLC Number: 227208434
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 143 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Evolutionary processes --
Fossils and ancient artifacts --
On their own two feet --
Emergence of the genus homo --
Getting brainier --
Modern human origins --
Settled life.
Series Title: New Oxford world history.
Responsibility: Ian Tattersall.
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