Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates

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Charlesbridge Publishing, Incorporated, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 185 pages
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Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates

Jill Rubalcaba and Peter Robertshaw recount the unearthing of four hominins--Turkana Boy, Lapedo Child, Kennewick Man, and Iceman. Each discovery leads not only to deductions that scientists made in laboratories, but also to controversial debates over the scientists' differences of opinion over how, or even if, the pieces fit together.

Learn how specialized the field of archaeology has become and how new technology can change both scientists' theories and the way we view the past.

This book is good for your brain because:
Archaeology, Geography, Evolution, Environment

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Infrequent color photographs add information. - Kirkus
We need more writing like this concerning science. - Goodreads
Text accompanied by some photographs and maps. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

A totally readable well explained book. This tells of 4 different fossil finds of early hominins (humans or human ancestors) and explains their scientific significance as well as the different debates ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa Mcavoy - Goodreads

In discrete chapters the authors tell of the discovery of four ordinary people who lived thousands of, and in one case more than a million, years before recorded history. Most of the action takes ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Jill Rubalcaba, author of A PLACE IN THE SUN, UNCEGILA'S SEVENTH SPOT, and ST. VITUS' DANCE, lives in Haddam, Connecticut.

Peter Robertshaw is an archaeologist and professor of anthropology at California State University, San Bernardino. His research focuses on the later prehistory and precolonial history of sub-Saharan Africa and has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society,
and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Jill Rubalcaba began her working life as a college- and high-school mathematics teacher, all the while continuing to go to school to study more math, writing, and business. Later she worked as an engineer on the Patriot Missile. Ms. Rubalcaba is grateful to her children, Kelly and Dan, for showing
her the joys of writing for children. Jill Rubalcaba is the author of several books for young adults, including The Wadjet Eye, Place in the Sun, and The Early Human World.

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