Adventures in the Bone Trade: The Race to Discover Human Ancestors in Ethiopia's Afar Depression / Edition 1
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Adventures in the Bone Trade: The Race to Discover Human Ancestors in Ethiopia's Afar Depression / Edition 1

by Jon Kalb, Jon Kalb
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387987428

ISBN-13: 9780387987422

Pub. Date: 10/27/2000

Publisher: Springer New York

As co-founder of the expedition that discovered Lucy, and leader of most of the first site-surveys in the Afar Depression in Ethiopia, Jon Kalb has years of experience with the region, its politics, and the scientists involved in the excavations. A participant himself in the "bone wars" that accompanied these discoveries, Kalb recounts the cutthroat competition and

Overview

As co-founder of the expedition that discovered Lucy, and leader of most of the first site-surveys in the Afar Depression in Ethiopia, Jon Kalb has years of experience with the region, its politics, and the scientists involved in the excavations. A participant himself in the "bone wars" that accompanied these discoveries, Kalb recounts the cutthroat competition and back stabbing that were often part of the media-highlighted race to find the oldest hominid fossil. He weaves this story in the rich fabric of Ethiopian society and politics, the plight of the regions peoples, and the international maneuverings for control of the fossil finds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387987422
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/27/2000
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
389
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.06(d)

Table of Contents

An Oceanic Desert.- Afar Gold.- The Awash Valley.- Louis and Mary Leakey.- Looking for Leadu Man.- Hadar.- Transition.- Famine and Fame.- Storm Clouds.- Desert Origins.- Dawn of Humanity.- A New Mission.- An Acheulean “City”.- Rebellion.- The Oldowan.- The “First Movie”.- The Miocene.- Crossing the Talalak.- The Central Awash.- Baboons and Pigs.- The Artifact Trail.- Human Origins.- Espionage Science.- Big-Game Feeders.- National Security.- African Cake.- The CIA Lives.- Prehistoric Feast.

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