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Author Higham, Thomas, author. Author.

Title The world before us : the new science behind our human origins / Tom Higham.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  569.9 HIG    Check Shelf
Description xiv, 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-277) and index.
Contents Out of Africa -- Neanderthals emerge into the light -- The road to Denisova Cave -- The genetic revolution -- A new species of human -- Where are the fossil remains? -- Finding needles in haystacks -- The science of 'when' -- On the trail of the modern human diaspora -- DNA from dirt -- The hobbits -- The journey to the east of Wallace's Line -- Homo erectus and the ghost population -- Disappearing from the world -- Our genetic legacy -- The world before us.
Summary "Fifty thousand years ago, Homo sapiens was not the only species of humans in the world. There were also Neanderthals in what is now Europe, the Near East, and parts of Eurasia; Hobbits (H. floresiensis) on the island of Flores in Indonesia; Denisovans in Siberia and eastern Eurasia; and H. luzonensis in the Philippines. Tom Higham investigates what we know about these other human species and explores what can be learned from the genetic links between them and us. He also looks at whether H. erectus may have survived into the period when our ancestors first moved into Southeast Asia. Filled with thrilling tales of recent scientific discoveries, this book offers an engaging synopsis of our current understanding of human origins and raises new and interesting possibilities--particularly concerning what contact, if any, these other species might have had with us prior to their extinction"--Publisher's description.
Biography Tom Higham is professor of archaeological science at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art at the University of Oxford and director of the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit.
Subject Fossil hominids.
paleoanthropology. (CStmoGRI)aat300054326
Fossil hominids. (OCoLC)fst00933159
Paleoanthropology. (OCoLC)fst01051317
Genre/Form Informational works.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title New science behind our human origins
Other Form: Online version: Higham, Thomas. World before us. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2021 9780300263091 (OCoLC)1260346845
ISBN 9780300259223
9780300271126 (softcover)
0300271123 (softcover)
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