The humans who went extinct

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The humans who went extinct – Clive Finlayson
ISBN nr. 978-0-19-923918-1
Uitgeverij, drukjaar en drukversie Oxford University Press – 2009 – 1e druk
Paperback of hardcover Paperback
Aantal pagina’s 273
Taal en categorie Engels – Essay
Korte samenvatting On the front cover of this book is the reconstruction of a Neanderthal woman. Doesn’t she look human? Perhaps her strikingly human appearance comes as something of a shock. It erodes our assumption of uniqueness. Yet we are descended from one of a several populations of humans that were around some 50,000 years ago. And, argues Clive Finlayson, our survival and the demise of the Neanderthals was mainly down to luck.

Set in a world of changing climates and landscapes, and shifting populations of different kind of humans, this book presents a humbling account of our rise of world dominance.

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