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Bones of contention : controversies in the search for human origins

Author: Roger Lewin
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., with a new afterwordView all editions and formats
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Explores the nature of the debate over the findings of paleoanthropologists, looking at how the biases and preconceptions of scientists in the field shape their work, and telling the stories of some of the world's major fossil finds.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Lewin
ISBN: 0226476510 9780226476513
OCLC Number: 36181117
Description: 366 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Bones of contention --
The storytellers --
The Taung child : rejection --
The Taung child : acceptance --
Rama's ape : resurrected --
Rama's ape : destroyed --
The Leakeys : father --
The Leakeys : son --
The KBS Tuff controversy : genesis --
The KBS Tuff controversy : denouement --
Lucy : the naming --
Lucy : the response --
Man's place in nature --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Roger Lewin.
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A behind-the-scenes look at the search for human origins, analyzing how the biases and preconceptions of paleoanthropologists shape their work. The stories of the Taung Child and Neanderthal Man  Read more...

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