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The fossil chronicles : how two controversial discoveries changed our view of human evolution, Dean Falk

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The fossil chronicles : how two controversial discoveries changed our view of human evolution
Title
The fossil chronicles
Title remainder
how two controversial discoveries changed our view of human evolution
Statement of responsibility
Dean Falk
Title variation
How two controversial discoveries changed our view of human evolution
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Two discoveries of early human relatives, one in 1924 and one in 2003, radically changed scientific thinking about our origins. Dean Falk, a pioneer in the field of human brain evolution, offers this fast-paced insider's account of these discoveries, the behind-the-scenes politics embroiling the scientists who found and analyzed them, and the academic and religious controversies they generated. The first is the Taung child, a two-million-year-old skull from South Africa that led anatomist Raymond Dart to argue that this creature had walked upright and that Africa held the key to the fossil ancestry of our species. The second find consisted of the partial skeleton of a three-and-a-half-foot-tall woman, nicknamed Hobbit, from Flores Island, Indonesia. She is thought by scientists to belong to a new, recently extinct species of human, but her story is still unfolding. Falk, who has studied the brain casts of both Taung and Hobbit, reveals new evidence crucial to interpreting both discoveries and proposes surprising connections between this pair of extraordinary specimens." --Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Falk, Dean
Dewey number
  • 599.93/8
  • 569.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN282.5
LC item number
.F35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 L-082
  • GN 282.5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fossil hominids
  • Flores man
  • Australopithecines
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Human evolution
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Hominidae
  • Biological Evolution
  • Fossils
  • Australopithecines
  • Flores man
  • Fossil hominids
  • Human evolution
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Paläanthropologie
  • Australopithecus africanus
  • Flores, Indonesien
Label
The fossil chronicles : how two controversial discoveries changed our view of human evolution, Dean Falk
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of paleopolitics and missing links -- Taung : a fossil to rival Piltdown -- Taung's checkered past -- Sulcal skirmishes -- Once upon a hobbit -- Flo's little brain -- Sick hobbits, quarrelsome scientists -- Whence Homo floresiensis? -- Bones to pick
Control code
ocn701327245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780520274464
Lccn
2011003602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520266704
  • (OCoLC)701327245
Label
The fossil chronicles : how two controversial discoveries changed our view of human evolution, Dean Falk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-251) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Of paleopolitics and missing links -- Taung : a fossil to rival Piltdown -- Taung's checkered past -- Sulcal skirmishes -- Once upon a hobbit -- Flo's little brain -- Sick hobbits, quarrelsome scientists -- Whence Homo floresiensis? -- Bones to pick
Control code
ocn701327245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9780520274464
Lccn
2011003602
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520266704
  • (OCoLC)701327245

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