- Published: New York : Oxford University Press, c2009.
- Year Published: 2009
- Edition: 2nd ed.
- Description: xxiii, 327 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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The fossil trail : how we know what we think we know about human evolution
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Call number: 599.938 Ta
1. Before Darwin -- 2. Darwin and after -- 3. Pithecanthropus -- 4. The early twentieth century -- 5. Out of Africa -- 6. Always something new -- 7. The synthesis -- 8. Olduvai Gorge -- 9. Rama's ape meets the mighty molecule -- 10. Omo and Turkana -- 11. Hadar, Lucy, and Laetoli -- 12. Theory intrudes -- 13. Eurasia and Africa : the record grows -- 14. Turkana and Olduvai, again -- 15. The caveman vanishes -- 16. Candelabras and continuity -- 17. Another fin de siècle -- 18. Back to the beginning -- 19. So, where are we?
"A history of fossil discoveries and an insider's look at how these finds have been interpreted and misinterpreted through time ... Places the researchers and their discoveries within the context of their social and scientific milieus and reveals the many forces that shape our interpretation of fossil findings"--From publisher's description.
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