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Published: 27 June 2019

160 Pages | 16 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198831747

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Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

Bernard Wood

Very Short Introductions

  • Traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the very latest fossil finds
  • Explores how Ancient DNA studies have revolutionized how we view the recent (post-550 ka) human evolution
  • Discusses discoveries of new taxa, as well as the suggestion from ancient DNA studies of 'ghost' taxa whose fossil records still remains to be discovered
  • Explains how fossils are found, and analysed, and why they are interpreted in different ways
  • Explains the functions of geochronology and paleoclimatology
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over nine million copies sold worldwide

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