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A search for origins : science, history and South Africa's Cradle of Humankind

Author: P L Bonner; Amanda Esterhuysen; Trefor Jenkins, (Geneticist)
Publisher: Johannesburg : Wits University Press, 2007.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2008556792
(OCoLC)191901322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P L Bonner; Amanda Esterhuysen; Trefor Jenkins, (Geneticist)
ISBN: 9781868146697 1868146693 9781776142309 1776142306
OCLC Number: 1050133080
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part 1. Africa is seldom what it seems. Introduction / Philip Bonner ; White South Africa and the South Africanisation of science : humankind or kinds of humans? / Saul Dubow --
Part 2. Fossils and genes : a new anthropology of evolution. Introduction / Trefor Jenkins ; A history of South African palaeoanthropology / Kevin Kuykendall and Goran Štrkalj ; Fossil hominids of the 'Cradle of Humankind' / Kevin Kuykendall ; Unravelling the history of modern humans in Southern Africa : the contribution of genetic studies / Himla Soodyall and Trefor Jenkins ; Fossil plants from the 'Cradle of Humankind' / Marion Bamford --
Part 3. The emerging Stone Age. Introduction / Amanda Esterhuysen ; The earlier Stone Age / Amanda Esterhuysen ; The middle Stone Age and later Stone Age / Lyn Wadley ; Rock engravings in the Magaliesberg Valley / David Pearce --
Part 4. The myth of the vacant land. Introduction / Philip Bonner ; The early Iron Age at Broederstroom and around the 'Cradle of Humankind' / Thomas N. Huffman ; Tswana history in the Bankenveld / Simon Hall ; The early Boer Republics : changing political forces in the 'Cradle of Humankind', 1830s to 1890s / Jane Carruthers --
Part 5. The racial paradox : Sterkfontein, Smuts and segregation. Introduction / Philip Bonner ; The legacy of gold / Philip Bonner ; The story of Sterkfontein since 1895 / Phillip V. Tobias ; The South African War of 1899-1902 in the 'Cradle of Humankind' / Vincent Carruthers ; White South Africa's 'weak sons' : poor whites and the Hartebeespoort Dam / Tim Clynick --
Epilogue. Voice of politics, voice of science : politics and science after 1945 / Philip Bonner, Amanda Esterhuysen and Trefor Jenkins.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: edited by Philip Bonner, Amanda Esterhuysen, Trefor Jenkins.

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