There may be no subject more interesting than the mystery of human origins. In this four-book series we step back in time - back so many years that it is hard to grasp the distance - to explore our roots. Amazingly, for most of the millions of years that people have been around, there was more than one species of human in the world. Today we, Homo sapiens, are the only species of human on earth. How did we become what we are today, and who were our ancestors and cousins in the human family tree? Together, the four books in Humans: An Evolutionary History answer these questions and more: yOrigins focuses on the search for our earliest ancestors, who lived in Africa millions of years ago yFirst Humans introduces the genus Homo - our branch of the family tree - and describes how its members migrated out of Africa. yIce Age Neanderthals tells the story of people who lived in Eurasia for hundreds of thousands of years, only to become extinct when our species arrived on the scene. yModern Humans examines our species, which spread from Africa to every part of the world, and looks at the DNA research that is uncovering our hidden history.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Acheulean Acheulean hand ax aethiopicus Andersson animals apelike Asian Beijing belong Boaz and Ciochon boisei brain called Charles Darwin chimpanzees China Chinese Chris Stringer cubic centimeters Dawson discovery Dmanisi Donald Johanson Dragon Bone Hill Dubois Dubois's early Homo early humans ergaster evolutionary excavation experts fluorine fossil hunters genus Homo gorillas gracile hominin fossils hominin remains Homo erectus Homo habilis human ancestors human evolution human origins humankind humanlike Java jawbone Kenya Koobi Koobi Fora lived Louis Leakey Mary Leakey Mary Leakey's million years ago missing link modern humans Museum named Nutcracker Oldowan Oldowan tools Olduvai Gorge paleoanthropologists paleontologist Paranthropus Paranthropus boisei Peking Man fossils pieces Piltdown Piltdown fossils primate Quoted in Spencer robust hominins sagittal crest scientific scientists sediment skullcap species of robust stone tools Stringer and Andrews teeth toolmakers tooth Turkana Boy University Press Weidenreich Weiner Woodward York Zdansky Zhoukoudian