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Dragon Bone Hill An Ice-Age Saga of Homo Erectus

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ISBN-10: 0195152913

ISBN-13: 9780195152913

Edition: 2004

Authors: Noel T. Boaz, Russell L. Ciochon

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"Peking Man," a cave man once thought a great hunter who had first tamed fire, actually was a composite of the gnawed remains of some fifty women, children, and men unfortunate enough to have been the prey of the giant cave hyena. Researching the famous fossil site of Dragon Bone Hill in China, scientists Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon retell the story of the cave's unique species of early human, Homo erectus. Boaz and Ciochon take readers on a gripping scientific odyssey. New evidence shows that Homo erectus was an opportunist who rode a tide of environmental change out Africa and into Eurasia, puddle-jumping from one gene pool to the next. Armed with a shaky hold on fire and some…    
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 9.53" wide x 6.38" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

List of Illustrations
The Bones of Dragon Hill
The Dragon Reclaims Its Own
Giants and Genes: Changing Views of Peking Man's Evolutionary Significance
The Third Function: A Hypothesis on the Mysterious Skull of Peking Man
The Adaptive Behavior of the Not-Quite-Human
The Times and Climes of Homo erectus
The Nature of Humanness at Longgushan: Brain, Language, Fire, and Cannibalism
Alpha and Omega: Resolving the Ultimate Questions of the Beginnings and Endings of Homo erectus, the Species
Testing the New Hypotheses
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