Early Hominids & Human Evolution

The study of human origins: evolution, early hominids, neanderthals, homo sapiens.

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  1. The Earliest Europeans – a Year in the Life

    The Earliest Europeans – a Year in the Life: Survival Strategies in the Lower Palaeolithic [Paperback]

    Rob Hosfield (Author)

    Regular Price: £15.99

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    ISBN: 9781785707612
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Oxbow Insights in Archaeology
    Volume: 5
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    The Earliest Europeans explores the early origins of man in Europe through the perspective of ‘a year in the life’: how hominins in the Lower Palaeolithic coped with the year-round practical challenges of mid-latitude Europe with its distinctive t... .... Learn More
  2. From Primitives to Primates

    From Primitives to Primates: A History of Ethnographic and Primatological Analogies in the Study of Prehistory [Hardback]

    David Van Reybrouck (Author)

    £120.00

    ISBN: 9789088904752
    Published by : Sidestone Press
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    Where do our images about early hominids come from? In this fascinating in-depth study, David Van Reybrouck demonstrates how input from ethnography and primatology has deeply influenced our visions about the past from the 19th century to this day ... .... Learn More
  3. The Social Origins of Language

    The Social Origins of Language [Hardback]

    Robert M. Seyfarth (Author); Dorothy L. Cheney (Author)

    £27.95

    ISBN: 9780691177236
    Published by : Princeton University Press
    Series: Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Series
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    How human language evolved from the need for social communication The origins of human language remain hotly debated. Despite growing appreciation of cognitive and neural continuity between humans and other animals, an evolutionary account of hum... .... Learn More
  4. Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion

    Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion [Hardback]

    E. Fuller Torrey (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780231183369
    Published by : Columbia University Press
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    Religions and mythologies from around the world teach that God or gods created humans. Atheist, humanist, and materialist critics, meanwhile, have attempted to turn theology on its head, claiming that religion is a human invention. In this book, E... .... Learn More
  5. Where the Last Neanderthals Lived

    Where the Last Neanderthals Lived: A Study of Neanderthal and Modern Human Behavioural Ecology in a Glacial Refugium [Hardback]

    Clive Finlayson (Editor); Joaquin Rodriguez Vidal (Editor); D. Francisco Giles Pacheco (Editor)

    Regular Price: £50.00

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    ISBN: 9781842172650
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Gorham's Cave, at the southern end of the Rock of Gibraltar, is a large cavern that sits close to the Mediterranean coast in full view of North Africa. The cave is rich in archaeological deposits and evidence of Neanderthal occupation, dating b... .... Learn More
  6. Prehension: The Hand and the Emergence of Humanity

    Prehension: The Hand and the Emergence of Humanity [Paperback]

    Colin McGinn (Author)

    £14.95

    ISBN: 9780262533645
    Published by : MIT Press
    This book is a hymn to the hand. In  Prehension, Colin McGinn links questions from science to philosophical concerns to consider something that we take for granted: the importance of the hand in everything we do. Drawing on evolutionary biolo... .... Learn More
  7. The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction

    The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction [Paperback]

    Pat Shipman (Author)

    £15.95

    ISBN: 9780674975415
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    With their large brains, sturdy physique, sophisticated tools, and hunting skills, Neanderthals are the closest known relatives to humans. Approximately 200,000 years ago, as modern humans began to radiate out from their evolutionary birthplace in... .... Learn More
  8. Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age

    Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age [Paperback]

    Robert N. Bellah (Author)

    £19.95

    ISBN: 9780674975347
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    Religion in Human Evolution is a work of extraordinary ambition—a wide-ranging, nuanced probing of our biological past to discover the kinds of lives that human beings have most often imagined were worth living. It offers what is frequently seen a... .... Learn More
  9. Evolving God: A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion, Expanded Edition

    Evolving God: A Provocative View on the Origins of Religion, Expanded Edition [Paperback]

    Barbara J. King (Author)

    £13.00

    ISBN: 9780226360898
    Published by : University of Chicago Press
    Religion has been a central part of human experience since at least the dawn of recorded history. The gods change, as do the rituals, but the underlying desire remains a desire to belong to something larger, greater, most lasting than our mortal, ... .... Learn More
  10. Evolution's Bite: A Story of Teeth, Diet, and Human Origins

    Evolution's Bite: A Story of Teeth, Diet, and Human Origins [Hardback]

    Peter S. Ungar (Author)

    £22.95

    ISBN: 9780691160535
    Published by : Princeton University Press
    Whether we realize it or not, we carry in our mouths the legacy of our evolution. Our teeth are like living fossils that can be studied and compared to those of our ancestors to teach us how we became human. In Evolution's Bite, noted paleoanthrop... .... Learn More

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