The Last Neanderthal: The Rise, Success and Mysterious Extinction of Our Closest Human Relatives

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No early human relative has triggered more scientific debate or more strongly captured our imagination than Neanderthal Man. Why, after brilliantly surviving several severe Ice Age glaciations to thrive for 200,000 years ? twice as long as modern humans have been on Earth ? did Neanderthals all of a sudden drop out of sight? This book paints the first full ? & fully illustrated ? portrait of the most familiar & haunting of human relatives. Marshals the best available evidence to unravel the mysteries of ...
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No early human relative has triggered more scientific debate or more strongly captured our imagination than Neanderthal Man. Why, after brilliantly surviving several severe Ice Age glaciations to thrive for 200,000 years — twice as long as modern humans have been on Earth — did Neanderthals all of a sudden drop out of sight? This book paints the first full — & fully illustrated — portrait of the most familiar & haunting of human relatives. Marshals the best available evidence to unravel the mysteries of the Neanderthals. Color photos also include key discoveries that illuminate Neanderthal art, social organization, technology, & way of life.

One of the world's leading authorities on neanderthals provides a provocative theory of their surprisingly recent demise. Dr. Tattersall's fascinating account offers a wonderfully absorbing story and spectacular visual record of the life, habitat, art, and culture of Homo neanderthalensis. 140 color photos, illustrations, charts & diagrams.

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Tattersall, a polished presenter of paleoanthropology ("The Fossil Trail" ), turns this album toward a specific vexation of the field: the relation of our species to the Neanderthals. Do they constitute lineal ancestors or a separate evolutionary branch? Were they exterminated or absorbed by humans about 30,000 years ago? Interpretations of the evidence excite strenuous debate among the experts, as chronicled in James Shreeve's "The Neandertal Enigma" , so what's a curious amateur to make of the brouhaha? That's where Tattersall (also a museum curator) excels as he conveys the essentials of the technical literature to the public. These consist of methods by which Neanderthal sites are dated, what inferences may be drawn from the fossils' anatomy, and for background, a narrative of current knowledge about the hominid line. Abundant full-page photos of specimens and archaeological digs cement Tattersall's clarity on the topic, making this an immeasurable aid to students and armchair anthropologists alike.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780028608136
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 11.81 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Prologue 8
Ch. 1 Who Were the Neanderthals? 10
Ch. 2 How Evolution Works 18
Ch. 3 Fossils, Dates, and Tools 30
Ch. 4 Before the Neanderthals 38
Ch. 5 Discovery and Interpretation of the Neanderthals 74
Ch. 6 The Neanderthals' World 120
Ch. 7 Evolution of the Neanderthals 130
Ch. 8 Neanderthal Lifestyles 148
Ch. 9 The Origin of Modern Humans 174
Ch. 10 The Last Neanderthal 198
Further Reading 205
Index 206
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