Neandertal Enigma

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HarperCollins, 1 окт. 1996 г. - Всего страниц: 369
Among all the forms of early humans, the Neandertals hold a special place in our imaginations. Thriving through the Ice Age rigors of Europe and western Asia for 150,000 years, they combined enormous physical strength with manifest intelligence. They could not lose. And then, somehow, they lost. The Neandertals disappeared some 35,000 years ago, just as a new kind of human made its gaudy entrance on the continent: Homo sapiens sapiens, the "double wise" species that left its handprints on the walls of caves and the mark of its mind everywhere on the globe. How did it happen? What part did the Neandertals play? Who were they, and what was their fate?

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The journalist surveys the existing literature and experts on what we know about Neandertal man and what happened to this species. It was fascinating that this species came to a dead end 30,000 years ago. Читать весь отзыв

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Although necessarily out of date, this book provides a good introduction to what was known about Neandertals at the time; the history is detailed, including details of the many controversies ... Читать весь отзыв

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Об авторе (1996)

James Shreeve is the author of "The Neandertal Enigma: Solving the Mystery of Modern Human Origin, "and coauthor of "Lucy's Child: The Discovery of a Human Ancestor. "His articles have appeared in "The Atlantic Monthly, Discover, National Geographic, Science, Smithsonian," and other publications. He has been a fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and of the Alicia Patterson Foundation. Shreeve lives in South Orange, New Jersey.

"From the Hardcover edition.

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