The Humans Who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals died out and we survived Paperback – Dec 11 2010
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Review from previous edition: "Informative." --Ewen Callaway, New Scientist 07/11/2009
"A provocative new book." --Sharen Begley, Newsweek 29.10.09
About the Author
Clive Finlayson is Director of the Gibraltar Museum and adjunct professor at the University of Toronto. He is an evolutionary ecologist with a DPhil from the University of Oxford. For the past fifteen years he has combined his ecological work with birds with leading an international multidisciplinary project that has focused on excavations of the Pleistocene caves in Gibraltar, especially Gorham's Cave, recently confirmed as the site of the last Neanderthals on the planet. His previous publication was Neanderthals and Modern Humans: An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective (CUP, 2004).
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It was highly engaging from the start till the end, and I liked its emphasis on the role of climate in shaping the human evolution, as it has a great relevance in this time of accelerating climate change.
The book will take you through the journey of the human race through history till the current time, at the same time giving you all the tools and information you need to try to follow the trajectory into the future.
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This book starts by challenging the popular theory that humans moved out of Africa in one big wave, killing all other competitors as they went. Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2011 by A. Volk
QUESTION: why are we here and not the Neanderthals?
(Note that the Neanderthal or Neanderthal Man is an extinct member of the "Homo" genus that is known... Read more
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