When did people first arrive in Britain? What did Britain look like then? How did people survive? And how do we know all of this?
In Homo britannicus Professor Chris Stringer explores the latest evidence in the study of human evolution. He also reveals the scientific techniques that have enabled us to find out the incredible truth about the first Britons.
Homo britannicus won Best Archaeological Book 2008.
Author: Chris Stringer
Homo britannicus is the first popular account of Britain’s full human history. As well as winning Best Archaeological book 2008, this amazing story of human evolution and life in Britain was also shortlisted for the Royal Society Prizes for Science Books.
The book is not just an incredible, surprising story of our ancestors’ battle for survival, it is a gripping detective story and an unprecedented investigative collaboration.
Chris Stringer is Research Leader of Human Origins at the Natural History Museum.
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This is a beautiful book on a fascinating subject, written by the world authority. What more could one ask.
- Richard Dawkins
A superlative achievement, Homo Britannicus is pure stimulation from beginning to end.
- Bill Bryson
Publication date: 5 October 2006
Height (mm) 234
Width (mm) 153
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