The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story (The Rediscovered Series)

The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story (The Rediscovered Series)
Title The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story (The Rediscovered Series) PDF eBook
Author Dimitra Papagianni
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Total Pages 260
Release 2013-10-07
Genre History
ISBN 0500771804

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“Even-handed, up-to-date, and clearly written. . . . If you want to navigate between the Scylla and Charybdis of Neanderthal controversies, you’ll find no better guide.” —Brian Fagan, author of Cro-Magnon In recent years, the common perception of the Neanderthal has been transformed thanks to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations. It turns out that the Neanderthals’ behavior was surprisingly modern: they buried the dead, cared for the sick, hunted large animals in their prime, harvested seafood, and spoke. Meanwhile, advances in DNA technologies have forced a reassessment of the Neanderthals’ place in our own past. For hundreds of thousands of years, Neanderthals evolved in Europe very much in parallel to the Homo sapiens line evolving in Africa, and, when both species made their first forays into Asia, the Neanderthals may even have had the upper hand. Here, Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A. Morse look at the Neanderthals through the full dramatic arc of their existence—from their evolution in Europe to their expansion to Siberia, their subsequent extinction, and ultimately their revival in popular novels, cartoons, cult movies, and TV commercials.

The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story (The Rediscovered Series)

The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story (The Rediscovered Series)
Title The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story (The Rediscovered Series) PDF eBook
Author Dimitra Papagianni
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Total Pages 267
Release 2015-09-08
Genre Science
ISBN 0500773114

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"In the first complete chronological narrative of the species from emergence to extinction...archaeologist Dimitra Papagianni and science historian Michael Morse have shaped a gem." —Nature In recent years, the common perception of the Neanderthals has been transformed, thanks to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations. It turns out that the Neanderthals’ behavior was surprisingly modern: they buried the dead, cared for the sick, hunted large animals in their prime, harvested seafood, and communicated with spoken language. Meanwhile, advances in DNA technologies are compelling us to reassess the Neanderthals’ place in our own past. For hundreds of thousands of years, Neanderthals evolved in Europe parallel to Homo sapiens evolving in Africa, and, when both species made their first forays into Asia, the Neanderthals may even have had the upper hand. In this important volume, Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A. Morse compile the first full chronological narrative of the Neanderthals’ dramatic existence—from their evolution in Europe to their expansion to Siberia, their subsequent extinction, and ultimately their revival in popular novels, cartoons, cult movies, and television commercials.

The Neanderthals Rediscovered

The Neanderthals Rediscovered
Title The Neanderthals Rediscovered PDF eBook
Author Michael A Morse
Publisher National Geographic Books
Total Pages 0
Release 2022-06-21
Genre Science
ISBN 0500296405

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“The first complete chronological narrative of the species from emergence to extinction. . . .[A] gem.” —Nature Winner of the Society for American Archaeology Book Award, The Neanderthals Rediscovered is a fascinating study of the Neanderthals, informed by the latest scientific developments and discoveries, now available as an updated paperback. The Neanderthals’ story has been transformed thanks to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations. We can now trace their evolution in Europe and spread across Asia, study their DNA, and piece together how they lived and died. Far from the old stereotypes, Neanderthals’ behavior was surprisingly modern: they buried their dead, cared for their sick, hunted large animals, used red pigment, and spoke. If Neanderthals were so advanced, why did they die out and Homo sapiens survive? By looking at the full Neanderthal story, we can better address the biggest mystery of all: what it means to be human.

The Neanderthals Rediscovered

The Neanderthals Rediscovered
Title The Neanderthals Rediscovered PDF eBook
Author Dimitra Papagianni
Publisher National Geographic Books
Total Pages 0
Release 2015-10-20
Genre History
ISBN 0500292043

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"In the first complete chronological narrative of the species from emergence to extinction...archaeologist Dimitra Papagianni and science historian Michael Morse have shaped a gem." —Nature In recent years, the common perception of the Neanderthals has been transformed, thanks to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations. It turns out that the Neanderthals’ behavior was surprisingly modern: they buried the dead, cared for the sick, hunted large animals in their prime, harvested seafood, and communicated with spoken language. Meanwhile, advances in DNA technologies are compelling us to reassess the Neanderthals’ place in our own past. For hundreds of thousands of years, Neanderthals evolved in Europe parallel to Homo sapiens evolving in Africa, and, when both species made their first forays into Asia, the Neanderthals may even have had the upper hand. In this important volume, Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A. Morse compile the first full chronological narrative of the Neanderthals’ dramatic existence—from their evolution in Europe to their expansion to Siberia, their subsequent extinction, and ultimately their revival in popular novels, cartoons, cult movies, and television commercials.

Neanderthals Rediscovered

Neanderthals Rediscovered
Title Neanderthals Rediscovered PDF eBook
Author Dimitra Papagianni
Publisher
Total Pages
Release 2013
Genre
ISBN 9781322670782

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Neanderthals Rediscovered

Neanderthals Rediscovered
Title Neanderthals Rediscovered PDF eBook
Author Dimitra Papagianni
Publisher
Total Pages 208
Release 2013
Genre Antiquities, Prehistoric
ISBN 9780500771792

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For too long the Neanderthals have been seen as dim-witted evolutionary dead-enders who looked and behaved completely differently from us, but in recent years their story has been transformed thanks to new discoveries and advances in scientific techniques. In a compelling narrative one that has not previously been told in a way that encompasses the entire dramatic arc from evolution to expansion to extinction this book takes a fresh and engaging look at the whole story of the Neanderthals, setting out all the evidence, redressing the balance and arriving at a fairer assessment of a species that was closely related to us and in so doing addresses what it is to be human.

Kindred

Kindred
Title Kindred PDF eBook
Author Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages 417
Release 2020-08-20
Genre Social Science
ISBN 1472937481

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** WINNER OF THE PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN PRIZE 2021 ** 'Beautiful, evocative, authoritative.' Professor Brian Cox 'Important reading not just for anyone interested in these ancient cousins of ours, but also for anyone interested in humanity.' Yuval Noah Harari Kindred is the definitive guide to the Neanderthals. Since their discovery more than 160 years ago, Neanderthals have metamorphosed from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins. Rebecca Wragg Sykes uses her experience at the cutting edge of Palaeolithic research to share our new understanding of Neanderthals, shoving aside clichés of rag-clad brutes in an icy wasteland. She reveals them to be curious, clever connoisseurs of their world, technologically inventive and ecologically adaptable. Above all, they were successful survivors for more than 300,000 years, during times of massive climatic upheaval. Much of what defines us was also in Neanderthals, and their DNA is still inside us. Planning, co-operation, altruism, craftsmanship, aesthetic sense, imagination, perhaps even a desire for transcendence beyond mortality. Kindred does for Neanderthals what Sapiens did for us, revealing a deeper, more nuanced story where humanity itself is our ancient, shared inheritance.