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100 1 Böhme, Madelaine,|d1967-|eauthor.
240 10 Wie wir Menscen wurden.|lEnglish
245 10 Ancient bones :|bunearthing the astonishing new story of
how we became human /|cby Madelaine Böhme, Rüdiger Braun,
and Florian Breier ; foreword by David. R. Begun ;
translated by Jane Billinghurst.
264 1 Vancouver, Canada :|bGreystone Books,|c
300 xii, 337 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :
|billustrations (some color), maps (some color), color
portraits ;|c24 cm
500 Originally published as Wie wir Menscen wurden in Germany,
©2019, by Wilhelm Heyne Verlag, Munich.
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-321) and
505 0 El Graeco and the split between chimpanzees and humans.
Questioning the origins of humans: the detective work
begins -- The Greek adventure: the first fossil apes from
Pikermi -- In the Queen's garden: Bruno von Freyberg's
discovery -- In search of forgotten treasure: a journey
into the catacombs beneath the Nazi party rally grounds in
Nuremberg -- Magnetometers and microtomography: ancient
bones in a high-tech lab -- The real planet of the pages.
Disasters and successes: a short history of the search for
our origins -- African beginnings: the golden age of ape
evolution -- Progress in Europe: great apes in oak forests
-- Apes in Allgäu: was Udo a missing link -- The cradle of
humanity: Africa or Europe?. The primal ancestor: still an
ape or an early hominin -- Fossil footprints from Crete:
puzzling prints of an ancient biped -- A skull in the sand
and a secret thighbone: the shady case of Sahelanthropus -
- From early hominin to prehistoric human: the out-of-
Africa theory begins to wobble -- Climate change as a
driver of evolution. Not just counting bones:
reconstructing the environment is key -- Buried in the
sands of time: landscape and vegetation in El Graeco's
time -- The great barrier: a gigantic desert becomes an
insurmountable obstacle -- A gray-white desert and a salty
sea: The Mediterranean dries out -- What makes humans
human. Free hands: lots of room for creativity --
Wanderlust: curiosity about the unknown -- Hairless
marathoner: the running human -- Fire, intellect, and
small teeth: how diet influenced the development of brain
-- Vocal connections: from Alarm cries to culture -- The
lone survivor. A confusing complexity: the problem with
the family tree -- A puzzling phenomenon: humans from
Denisova cave -- And then there was one: the rational
520 A thrilling new account of human origins, as told by the
paleontologist who led the most groundbreaking dig in
recent history.-- Somewhere west of Munich, Madelaine
Böhme and her colleagues dig for clues to the origins of
humankind. What they discover is beyond anything they
imagined: the fossilized bones of Danuvius guggenmosi
ignite a global media frenzy. This ancient ancestor defies
our knowledge of human history--his nearly twelve-million-
year-old bones were not located in Africa--the so-called
birthplace of humanity--but in Europe, and his features
suggest we evolved much differently than scientists once
believed.In prose that reads like a gripping detective
novel, Ancient Bones interweaves the story of the dig that
changed everything with the fascinating answer to a
previously undecided and now pressing question: How,
exactly, did we become human? Placing Böhme's discovery
alongside former theories of human evolution, the authors
show how this remarkable find (and others in Eurasia) are
forcing us to rethink the story we've been told about how
we came to be, a story that has been our guiding narrative
546 In English. Translated from German.
650 0 Human beings.
650 0 Evolution (Biology)
650 0 Human evolution.
650 0 Paleoanthropology|xResearch.
655 7 Creative nonfiction.|2lcgft
700 1 Braun, Rüdiger,|eauthor.
700 1 Breier, Florian,|eauthor.
700 1 Begun, David R.,|ewriter of foreword.
700 1 Billinghurst, Jane,|d1958-|etranslator.
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