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by Christopher Stringer

eBook In Search of the Neanderthals ePub
Author: Christopher Stringer
Language: English
ISBN: 0500021147
ISBN13: 978-0500021149
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (July 1993)
Category: Anthropology
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 947
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In all, it was a worthwhile and fascinating read, and certainly provides more depth on the specific case of Neanderthals than other books on early humans.

In all, it was a worthwhile and fascinating read, and certainly provides more depth on the specific case of Neanderthals than other books on early humans. 12 people found this helpful.

Chris Stringer and David Gamble belong to neither of these schools. As far as they are concerned, the Neanderthals are pre-history. All that we have of them, simple artefacts apart, are a few score fossil finds, which have yielded only a dozen reasonably complete skeletons. To animate these fragments, the authors synthesise two approaches. Erik Trinkaus and David Shipman addressed the problem in their recent book, The Neanderthals: Changing the Image of Mankind (Jonathan Cape, pounds 20). Stringer and Gamble's own response is to approach their subject with unrelenting scepticism.

Christopher Brian "Chris" Stringer FRS (born 1947), is a British physical anthropologist noted for his work on human evolution. Growing up in a working-class family in the East End of London, Stringer's interest in anthropology began in primary school, where he undertook a project on Neanderthals. Stringer studied anthropology at University College London, holds a PhD in Anatomical Science and a DSc in Anatomical Science (both from Bristol University.

Stringer, Christopher, and Clive Gamble. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993

Stringer, Christopher, and Clive Gamble. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993. Tattersall, Ian. The Last Neanderthal: The Rise, Success, and Mysterious Extinction of Our Closest Human Relatives. New York: Macmillan, 1995. Trinkaus, Erik, and Pat Shipman. The Neandertals: Changing the Image of Mankind. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. Evolutionary Psychology and Primatology. The Beast Within: Why Men Are Violent. Vancouver, British Columbia: Greystone Books (Douglas & McIntyre), 2000.

Hardcover book in good condition. corners and spine edges are slightly bumped. Ever since the first discovery of their bones, the Neanderthals have provoked controversy. Who were they? How were they related to modern people?

Hardcover book in good condition. writing in the corner of the front end page. Who were they? How were they related to modern people? What caused their disappearance 35,000 years ago? The Neanderthals have become the archetype of all that is primitive. But what is their true story?

Other author's books: Neanderthal.

for their support and the use of their home during several summers in which much of the book was written. Other author's books: Neanderthal.

Christopher J. Stringer, Cheryl Gamble. Who were they? How were they related to modern people? What caused their disappearance 35,000 years ago? Th. More).

Christopher Brian Stringer. Westernmost Europe constitutes a key location in determining the timing of the replacement of Neanderthals by anatomically modern humans (AMHs)

Christopher Brian Stringer. Westernmost Europe constitutes a key location in determining the timing of the replacement of Neanderthals by anatomically modern humans (AMHs). In this study, the replacement of late Mousterian industries by Aurignacian ones at the site of Bajondillo Cave (Málaga, southern Spain) is reported.

Christopher Stringer leads the "out of Africa" school, which believes that the Neanderthals . Thames and Hudson, 247pp.

Christopher Stringer leads the "out of Africa" school, which believes that the Neanderthals were replaced by modern people from Africa. Here he sets out his views for the first time, with the archaeologist Clive Gamble. Step by step the authors put forward their case. The Neanderthals had an anatomy crucially different from our own, adapted to Ice Age Europe.

Mr_Mole
Having only a cursory knowledge about human pre-history, I asked a colleague in the anthropology department for a good primer. He gave me this. It was a veritable cornicoupia of information, even as the authors sought to provide their own answers to quesitons of acadmeic controversey.

The central question Stringer and Gamble seek to answer is: are modern humans kin to Neaderthals, or are we distantly related? In answering this, readers are treated to a briefing on the ice age world of the Lower and Middle Paleolithic, the relation of Neanderthals to other early humans, the way in which Neanderthals have been understood (and seen) by science and the public, before the book really hits its stride in disucssing the archaeology of Neanderthal sites and what they tell us about these early humans.

The authors belive that modern humans are related to (rather than directly from) Neanderthals, and that by the Upper Paleolithic, were being replaced by modern humans coming out of Africa ("Out of Africa II"). The evidence in support of this is strong, although not overwhelming: mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) as well as behavioural data are primarily used.

In all, it was a worthwhile and fascinating read, and certainly provides more depth on the specific case of Neanderthals than other books on early humans.
Justie
The authors really do a great job in doing a detailed study of Neanderthals, their lives and their world. They catalogue the fossils found, examine how we know what we know from the bones, tools and even the ash from the fires.
The only problem is that the book was published in 1993-1994 and does not take into account later DNA tests and the four-year-old child who lived five thousand years after the last of the Neanderthals SHOULD of died (found in 1999)who showed signs of interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals. So, while the conclusion in the book that we did not come from Neanderthals may not be correct (and still open to debate), the chapters dealing in detail with Neanderthal tools, camp sites, society, art and burial are a must for people interested in the subject...
Jerinovir
The book was in perfect condition and the shipping was really fast.
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