Neanderthal: Neanderthal Man and the Story of Human Origins

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Sutton, 1999 - History - 239 pages
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Neanderthal man has a legendary status. His stocky, hairy, human-like figure, with heavy brow and receding chin, lumbers clumsily around in our collective imagination. But do we know who Neanderthal man really is? Was he our direct ancestor, or was he perhaps a more alien figure, not in the line of modern human descent at all, genetically very distinct - the victim rather than the driving force of the spread of humankind across the globe? The original Neanderthal bones were unearthed to great scholarly excitement in the Neander valley in Germany in the mid-19th century. This work brings together all the research into Homo sapiens neanderthalensis; into his world, his technology, his way of life (and death, even his beliefs), his origins and his relationship with us.

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Rather than rehashing the reviews of others I will simply make a few observations regarding this well written overview. 1) While ostensibly about Homo neanderthalensis, about half the book is devoted ... Read full review

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I like science books and learn so much from them. I find this book very interesting and the life and times of Neanderthals is very enlightening. Some readers may find a good science book too tedious ... Read full review


The Discovery of Neanderthal Man
Neanderthal Man Abroad
Neanderthal Man in the Twentieth Century

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