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Origin of our Species


Make sense of the latest scientific findings in the field of human evolution with this definitive, accessible guide from human origins expert and Museum scientist, Professor Chris Stringer.

ISBN: 9780141037202

Author: Chris Stringer

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Origin of our Species

£ 9.99


The book sets out to answer all of the crucial questions in the debate about the origins of humans:

  • What distinguishes modern humans from the Neanderthals and other ancient peoples?
  • What marks out the beginnings of humanity in the fossil and archaeological record?
  • How do we accurately date fossils that are beyond the range of radiocarbon dating?
  • Are our origins solely in Africa?
  • Why did ancient humans leave Africa?
  • How do the behavioural traits of modern and ancient humans differ?

352 pages, paperback
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.2 cm

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