Neanderthal: Neanderthal Man and the Story of Human Origins [NOOK Book]


Paul Jordan takes us on a vivid journey through the history of our most famous cousin in search of the origins of all mankind
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Neanderthal: Neanderthal Man and the Story of Human Origins

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Paul Jordan takes us on a vivid journey through the history of our most famous cousin in search of the origins of all mankind
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In Neanderthal: Neanderthal Man And The Story Of Human Origins, Paul Jordan draws upon his archaeological expertise to bring the reader up to date on our current understandings and interpretations of the Neanderthal species and its relationship to homo sapiens. Recently genetic testing on original bones from Germany show that the Neanderthal are not our direct ancestors, but rather a hominid off-shoot from a common ancestor shared with homo sapiens, having diverged from our line of evolution at least half a million years ago and doomed to die out during the last ice age. Jordan also surveys the evidence of about five thousand years of overlapping co-existence with homo sapiens, and some archaeological signs of interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthal types. Neanderthal brings together under one cover all the research into the Neanderthal, their world, technology, way of life, death rituals, origins, and relationships to modern man. Ideal for the non-specialist general reader, Neanderthal is enhanced with more than one hundred black and white illustrations and eight pages of color photography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752494807
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 3/31/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 466,751
  • File size: 35 MB
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
List of Illustrations ix
Introduction--The Man from Newmandale xiii
1 The Discovery of Neanderthal Man 1
2 Neanderthal Man Abroad 15
3 Neanderthal Man in the Twentieth Century 28
4 Neanderthal Types 46
5 The World of the Neanderthalers 65
6 Neanderthal Technology 78
7 The Neanderthal Way of Life 92
8 Before Neanderthal Man 114
9 From Apes to Hominids 130
10 The Human Line 144
11 The Emergence of Homo sapiens sapiens 171
12 Neanderthal Nemesis 190
13 Epilogue 215
Further Reading 229
Index 231
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