Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 November 2010

288 Pages | 5 black and white illustrations and 1 table


ISBN: 9780199239191

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The Humans Who Went Extinct

Why Neanderthals died out and we survived

Clive Finlayson

  • Neanderthals are fascinating and highly topical, and discoveries from remnants of their DNA or settlement sites frequently hit the news
  • Will change many readers' perspectives by emphasizing that we were not the only kind of human around until very recently
  • Looks at Neanderthals and Moderns together, within a changing ecological landscape, rather than one or the other as in recent books
  • Has a fresh, ecological, focus looking at how scientists piece together clues about changing climate in the recent past, and how early peoples coped with it
  • Tells the story leading up to Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel - ends where it begins

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