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Human Origins What Bones and Genomes Tell Us about Ourselves

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ISBN-10: 1585445673

ISBN-13: 9781585445677

Edition: 2007

Authors: Rob DeSalle, Ian Tattersall

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Ever since the recognition of the Neanderthals as an archaic form of human in the mid-nineteenth century, the fossilized bones of extinct humans have been used by paleoanthropologists to explore human origins. These bones tell the story of how the earliest humans first emerged in Africa some 6 to 7 million years ago. The bones also reveal that as humans became anatomically and behaviorally more modern, they swept out of Africa in waves into Asia, Europe, and finally into the New World. Even as paleoanthropologists continued to make important discoveries, experts in genetics were looking at the human species from a very different angle. In 1953 James Watson and Francis Crick first envisioned…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 3/18/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Thinking About Our Origins
Paleoanthropology
What's in a Genome?
Evolution and Human Origins
The Place of Homo sapiens in the Tree of Life
The Human Evolution Story
Luck and Hard Work
The Brain-The Key
The Importance of Language
Epilogue: One in a Billion
Further Reading
Index