The Complete World of Human Evolution
- ISBN 9780500288986
- 25.40 x 19.20 cm
- 433 Illustrations, 180 in colour
- First published 2011
‘A spectacular, authoritative guide…. It will bring you up to speed on even the most recent discoveries’ – Archaeology
‘By far the best illustrated introduction for the general reader to that 20-million-year-
long tale … clearly and accurately told’ – New Scientist
‘Readable and accessible … this is the book to read’ – BBC History Magazine
‘Read it and evolve’ – Current World Archaeology
'… an illuminating and interesting, up-to-date account’ – The Biologist
The most up-to-the-minute account of our origins available, created in full collaboration with the Natural History Museum, London.
Revisions include spectacular discoveries and cutting-edge research:
• New descriptions of the famous ‘Ardi’ skeleton (Ardipithecus ramidus) shed light on the earliest known human ancestor candidates
• The newly discovered species Australopithecus sediba could finally prove that the australopithecines were ancestral to humans
• Fresh work on the dwarf-human remains from Indonesia confirms that Homo floresiensis – the ‘Hobbit’ – was a separate human-like species
• New DNA research shows that modern humans living outside Africa have traces of Neanderthal genetic heritage
• New discoveries from a Siberian cave suggest another, as yet unnamed human species lived alongside Neanderthals and modern humans.
Chris Stringer is a Research Leader in Human Origins at the Natural History Museum, London. Peter Andrews formerly held the same position and is now curator of Blandford Museum. Both are world-renowned researchers in this field. Chris Stringer is author of In Search of the Neanderthals (with Clive Gamble), Homo Britannicus and The Origin of Our Species.
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