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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
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 insiders 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
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Falk, Dean
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fossil hominids
  • Flores man
  • Australopithecines
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Human evolution
  • Paleoanthropology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Australopithecines
  • Flores man
  • Fossil hominids
  • Human evolution
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Paläanthropologie
  • Australopithecus africanus
  • Flores, Indonesien
  • Hominidae
  • Biological Evolution
  • Fossils
Label
The fossil chronicles : how two controversial discoveries changed our view of human evolution, Dean Falk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn747412136
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283278195
Lccn
2011003602
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttqxc90
  • b9c48375-255a-4967-9186-f5339759f41c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747412136
Label
The fossil chronicles : how two controversial discoveries changed our view of human evolution, Dean Falk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn747412136
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283278195
Lccn
2011003602
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttqxc90
  • b9c48375-255a-4967-9186-f5339759f41c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747412136

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