The Neanderthals Rediscovered How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story

The Neanderthals Rediscovered  How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story
Author: Dimitra Papagianni,Michael A. Morse
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-10-07
ISBN 10: 0500771804
ISBN 13: 9780500771808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neanderthals Rediscovered How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story Book Review:

“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.

Neanderthal Language

Neanderthal Language
Author: Rudolf Botha
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN 10: 1108491324
ISBN 13: 9781108491327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neanderthal Language Book Review:

Did Neanderthals have language, and if so, what was it like? Scientists agree overall that the behaviour and cognition of Neanderthals resemble that of early modern humans in important ways. However, the existence and nature of Neanderthal language remains a controversial topic. The first in-depth treatment of this intriguing subject, this book comes to the unique conclusion that, collective hunting is a better window on Neanderthal language than other behaviours. It argues that Neanderthal hunters employed linguistic signs akin to those of modern language, but lacked complex grammar. Rudolf Botha unpacks and appraises important inferences drawn by researchers working in relevant branches of archaeology and other prehistorical fields, and uses a large range of multidisciplinary literature to bolster his arguments. An important contribution to this lively field, this book will become a landmark book for students and scholars alike, in essence, illuminating Neanderthals' linguistic powers.

Neanderthals and Modern Humans

Neanderthals and Modern Humans
Author: Clive Finlayson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2004-03-11
ISBN 10: 1139449710
ISBN 13: 9781139449717
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neanderthals and Modern Humans Book Review:

Neanderthals and Modern Humans develops the theme of the close relationship between climate change, ecological change and biogeographical patterns in humans during the Pleistocene. In particular, it challenges the view that Modern Human 'superiority' caused the extinction of the Neanderthals between 40 and 30 thousand years ago. Clive Finlayson shows that to understand human evolution, the spread of humankind across the world and the extinction of archaic populations, we must move away from a purely theoretical evolutionary ecology base and realise the importance of wider biogeographic patterns including the role of tropical and temperate refugia. His proposal is that Neanderthals became extinct because their world changed faster than they could cope with, and that their relationship with the arriving Modern Humans, where they met, was subtle.

Kindred

Kindred
Author: Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-08-20
ISBN 10: 1472937481
ISBN 13: 9781472937483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kindred Book Review:

** 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.

Neanderthals Rediscovered How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story Revised and Updated Edition

Neanderthals Rediscovered  How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story  Revised and Updated Edition
Author: Dimitra Papagianni,Michael A. Morse
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 0500773114
ISBN 13: 9780500773116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neanderthals Rediscovered How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story Revised and Updated Edition Book Review:

"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.

How To Think Like a Neandertal

How To Think Like a Neandertal
Author: Thomas Wynn,Frederick L. Coolidge
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 0199876630
ISBN 13: 9780199876631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How To Think Like a Neandertal Book Review:

There have been many books, movies, and even TV commercials featuring Neandertals--some serious, some comical. But what was it really like to be a Neandertal? How were their lives similar to or different from ours? In How to Think Like a Neandertal, archaeologist Thomas Wynn and psychologist Frederick L. Coolidge team up to provide a brilliant account of the mental life of Neandertals, drawing on the most recent fossil and archaeological remains. Indeed, some Neandertal remains are not fossilized, allowing scientists to recover samples of their genes--one specimen had the gene for red hair and, more provocatively, all had a gene called FOXP2, which is thought to be related to speech. Given the differences between their faces and ours, their voices probably sounded a bit different, and the range of consonants and vowels they could generate might have been different. But they could talk, and they had a large (perhaps huge) vocabulary--words for places, routes, techniques, individuals, and emotions. Extensive archaeological remains of stone tools and living sites (and, yes, they did often live in caves) indicate that Neandertals relied on complex technical procedures and spent most of their lives in small family groups. The authors sift the evidence that Neandertals had a symbolic culture--looking at their treatment of corpses, the use of fire, and possible body coloring--and conclude that they probably did not have a sense of the supernatural. The book explores the brutal nature of their lives, especially in northwestern Europe, where men and women with spears hunted together for mammoths and wooly rhinoceroses. They were pain tolerant, very likely taciturn, and not easy to excite. Wynn and Coolidge offer here an eye-opening portrait of Neandertals, painting a remarkable picture of these long-vanished people and providing insight, as they go along, into our own minds and culture.

Lucy Andy Neanderthal

Lucy   Andy Neanderthal
Author: Jeffrey Brown
Publsiher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN 10: 0385388365
ISBN 13: 9780385388368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lucy Andy Neanderthal Book Review:

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Jedi Academy books comes a hilarious graphic novel series about two young cave kids living 40,000 years ago. “Lucy & Andy are Stone Age rock stars! I loved this book!” —Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate series Lucy and Andy are a sister and brother who get into trouble much like any sister and brother. Only difference? Lucy and Andy live in the Stone Age! Discover their laugh-out-loud adventures as the Paleo pair take on a wandering baby sibling, bossy teens, cave paintings, and a mammoth hunt. But what will happen when they encounter a group of humans? Includes extra information about Neanderthal life that's sure to appeal to future paleontologists and science phobes alike! And don't miss Lucy and Andy's next outing, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal: The Stone Cold Age -- coming soon! A New York City Public Library Best 50 Books for Kids 2016! A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2016! "Jeffrey Brown returns from a galaxy far, far away to bring us a whole new slew of kid-friendly characters! Just beware of mammoth dung!" —Keith Knight, author of Jake the Fake and The Knight Life Every kid will love to go back in time with LUCY & ANDY!" —Judd Winick, author of Hilo: The Boy Who Saved the World

The Last Neanderthal

The Last Neanderthal
Author: Claire Cameron
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN 10: 038568679X
ISBN 13: 9780385686792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Neanderthal Book Review:

**Finalist for the 2017 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize **Winner of the 2018 Evergreen Award **National Bestseller **A National Post Best Book of 2017 From the bestselling author of The Bear, the enthralling story of two women separated by millennia, but linked by an epic journey that will transform them both 40,000 years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl, the oldest daughter, is just coming of age and her family is determined to travel to the annual meeting place and find her a mate. But the unforgiving landscape takes its toll, and Girl is left alone to care for Runt, a foundling of unknown origin. As Girl and Runt face the coming winter storms, Girl realizes she has one final chance to save her people, even if it means sacrificing part of herself. In the modern day, archaeologist Rosamund Gale works well into her pregnancy, racing to excavate newly found Neanderthal artifacts before her baby comes. Linked across the ages by the shared experience of early motherhood, both stories examine the often taboo corners of women's lives. Haunting, suspenseful, and profoundly moving, The Last Neanderthal asks us to reconsider all we think we know about what it means to be human.

Updating Neanderthals

Updating Neanderthals
Author: Francesca Romagnoli,Florent Rivals,Stefano Benazzi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2022-05-01
ISBN 10: 0128214295
ISBN 13: 9780128214299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Updating Neanderthals Book Review:

Updating Neanderthals: Understanding Behavioral Complexity in the Late Middle Paleolithic provides comprehensive knowledge on Neanderthals who lived throughout the European and Asian continents. The book synthesizes historical information about the study of Middle Paleolithic populations and presents current debates about their genetics, subsistence, technology, social and cognitive behaviors. It focuses on the last phase of Neanderthal settlements and presents the main patterns of modern humans across Europe. Written by international experts on the Middle Paleolithic who have conducted innovative studies in the last three decades, this book explores the implications of interactions between different human species, including Neanderthals, Denisovans and Sapiens. In addition, the book discusses the diversity and variability of human adaptations and behaviors in the changing climate and environment of the Late Pleistocene, and the relationship between these behaviors, demography and cognitive capabilities. Offers a comprehensive update on the variability and diversity of Neanderthal behaviors during the Late Pleistocene Presents an interdisciplinary reconstruction of Neanderthals by assessing archaeology, paleontology, paleoecology, anthropology, genetics and cognition Reviews the reliability of archaeological data and the theoretical and methodological advances of the last 30 years Discusses the most debated Neanderthal themes, such as demography, diet, socio-economy and art

Neanderthal Man

Neanderthal Man
Author: Svante Pääbo
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-02-11
ISBN 10: 0465080685
ISBN 13: 9780465080687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neanderthal Man Book Review:

A preeminent geneticist hunts the Neanderthal and Denisovan genomes to answer the biggest question of them all: how did our ancestors become human? Neanderthal Man tells the riveting personal and scientific story of the quest to use ancient DNA to unlock the secrets of human evolution. Beginning with the study of DNA in Egyptian mummies in the early 1980s and culminating in the sequencing of the Neanderthal genome in 2010, Neanderthal Man describes the events, intrigues, failures, and triumphs of these scientifically rich years through the lens of the pioneer and inventor of the field of ancient DNA. We learn that Neanderthal genes offer a unique window into the lives of our ancient relatives and may hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of where language came from as well as why humans survived while Neanderthals went extinct. Päo redrew our family tree and permanently changed the way we think about who we are and how we got here. For readers of Richard Dawkins, David Reich, and Hope Jahren, Neanderthal Man is the must-read account of how he did it.

Attack Surface

Attack Surface
Author: Cory Doctorow
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1250757525
ISBN 13: 9781250757524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Attack Surface Book Review:

Cory Doctorow's Attack Surface is a standalone novel set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Little Brother and Homeland. Most days, Masha Maximow was sure she'd chosen the winning side. In her day job as a counterterrorism wizard for an transnational cybersecurity firm, she made the hacks that allowed repressive regimes to spy on dissidents, and manipulate their every move. The perks were fantastic, and the pay was obscene. Just for fun, and to piss off her masters, Masha sometimes used her mad skills to help those same troublemakers evade detection, if their cause was just. It was a dangerous game and a hell of a rush. But seriously self-destructive. And unsustainable. When her targets were strangers in faraway police states, it was easy to compartmentalize, to ignore the collateral damage of murder, rape, and torture. But when it hits close to home, and the hacks and exploits she’s devised are directed at her friends and family--including boy wonder Marcus Yallow, her old crush and archrival, and his entourage of naïve idealists--Masha realizes she has to choose. And whatever choice she makes, someone is going to get hurt. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Humans Who Went Extinct

The Humans Who Went Extinct
Author: Clive Finlayson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN 10: 0199239193
ISBN 13: 9780199239191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Humans Who Went Extinct Book Review:

Originally published in hardcover: Oxford; New York: Oxford Universtiy Press, 2009.

Update Material Part 2 for the Neanderthal Flute Essay

Update Material  Part 2 for the Neanderthal Flute Essay
Author: Robert Fink
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 17
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:500067050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Update Material Part 2 for the Neanderthal Flute Essay Book Review:

The Neandertals

The Neandertals
Author: Erik Trinkaus,Pat Shipman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 454
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780712660341
ISBN 13: 0712660348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neandertals Book Review:

In 1856 - as Darwin was completing Origin of Species - the fossilized remains of a stocky, powerful human-like creature were discovered in a cave in the Neander Valley in Germany. This work offers an account of the search for man's beginnings and out of a particular man - dead for 40, 000 years - who began a revolution that changed the world.

Barron s SAT Study Guide Premium 2021 2022 Reflects the 2021 Exam Update 7 Practice Tests and Interactive Online Practice with Automated Scoring

Barron s SAT Study Guide Premium  2021 2022  Reflects the 2021 Exam Update   7 Practice Tests and Interactive Online Practice with Automated Scoring
Author: Sharon Weiner Green,Ira K. Wolf,Brian W. Stewart
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 944
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 1506281605
ISBN 13: 9781506281605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barron s SAT Study Guide Premium 2021 2022 Reflects the 2021 Exam Update 7 Practice Tests and Interactive Online Practice with Automated Scoring Book Review:

Completely updated to reflect the 2021 exam update, Barron's SAT Study Guide includes everything you need to be prepared for exam day with comprehensive review and practice from experienced educators. All the Review You Need to Be Prepared An expert overview of the SAT, including test scoring methods and advice on college entrance requirements In-depth subject review covering all sections of the test: Reading, Writing and Language, and Mathematics Updated Writing and Language sections to reflect the removal of the optional essay Tips and strategies throughout from Barron's authors--experienced educators and SAT tutors Practice with Confidence 7 full-length practice tests--4 in the book and 2 online-- including 1 diagnostic test to assess your skills and targe your studying Review chapters contain additional practice questions on each subject All practice questions include detailed answer explanations Interactive Online Practice 2 full-length practice tests online with a timed test option to simulate exam experience Detailed answer explanations included with expert advice Automated scoring to check your learning progress Online vocabulary flashcards for additional practice to support reading, writing, and language

Neanderthal

Neanderthal
Author: John Darnton
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN 10: 1497680840
ISBN 13: 9781497680845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neanderthal Book Review:

When a paleoanthropologist mysteriously disappears in the remote upper regions of the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan, two of his former students, once lovers and now competitors, set off in search of him. Along the way, they make an astounding discovery: a remnant band of Neanderthals, the ancient rivals to Homo sapiens, live on. The shocking find sparks a struggle that replays a conflict from thirty thousand years ago and delves into the heart of modern humanity.

MISSING PIECES OF THE BIBLE Lost Books Fill in the Blanks UPDATED VERSION

MISSING PIECES OF THE BIBLE  Lost Books Fill in the Blanks UPDATED VERSION
Author: DAWN WESSEL
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-10-09
ISBN 10: 1312328819
ISBN 13: 9781312328815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MISSING PIECES OF THE BIBLE Lost Books Fill in the Blanks UPDATED VERSION Book Review:

Adam was Eve's Father? Enoch was Noah? Mt. Sinai is Heaven? Paradise consists of some kind of supernatural 'waters'? The Book of Genesis is just a general overview of 'the beginning'; there is much more to tell. Without some of the Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal literature, we could never figure it all out.

Hominids

Hominids
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2003-02-17
ISBN 10: 9781429914635
ISBN 13: 1429914637
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hominids Book Review:

Robert Sawyer's SF novels are perennial nominees for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, or both. Clearly, he must be doing something right since each one has been something new and different. What they do have in common is imaginative originality, great stories, and unique scientific extrapolation. His latest is no exception. Hominids is a strong, stand-alone SF novel, but it's also the first book of The Neanderthal Parallax, a trilogy that will examine two unique species of people. They are alien to each other, yet bound together by the never-ending quest for knowledge and, beneath their differences, a common humanity. We are one of those species, the other is the Neanderthals of a parallel world where they, not Homo sapiens, became the dominant intelligence. In that world, Neanderthal civilization has reached heights of culture and science comparable to our own, but is very different in history, society, and philosophy. During a risky experiment deep in a mine in Canada, Ponter Boddit, a Neanderthal physicist, accidentally pierces the barrier between worlds and is transferred to our universe, where in the same mine another experiment is taking place. Hurt, but alive, he is almost immediately recognized as a Neanderthal, but only much later as a scientist. He is captured and studied, alone and bewildered, a stranger in a strange land. But Ponter is also befriended-by a doctor and a physicist who share his questing intelligence and boundless enthusiasm for the world's strangeness, and especially by geneticist Mary Vaughan, a lonely woman with whom he develops a special rapport. Meanwhile, Ponter's partner, Adikor Huld, finds himself with a messy lab, a missing body, suspicious people all around, and an explosive murder trial that he can't possibly win because he has no idea what actually happened. Talk about a scientific challenge! Contact between humans and Neanderthals creates a relationship fraught with conflict, philosophical challenge, and threat to the existence of one species or the other-or both-but equally rich in boundless possibilities for cooperation and growth on many levels, from the practical to the esthetic to the scientific to the spiritual. In short, Robert J. Sawyner has done it again. Hominids is the winner of the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Smart Neanderthal

The Smart Neanderthal
Author: Clive Finlayson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 0192518127
ISBN 13: 9780192518125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Smart Neanderthal Book Review:

Since the late 1980s the dominant theory of human origins has been that a 'cognitive revolution' (C.50,000 years ago) led to the advent of our species, Homo sapiens. As a result of this revolution our species spread and eventually replaced all existing archaic Homo species, ultimately leading to the superiority of modern humans. Or so we thought. As Clive Finlayson explains, the latest advances in genetics prove that there was significant interbreeding between Modern Humans and the Neanderthals. All non-Africans today carry some Neanderthal genes. We have also discovered aspects of Neanderthal behaviour that indicate that they were not cognitively inferior to modern humans, as we once thought, and in fact had their own rituals and art. Finlayson, who is at the forefront of this research, recounts the discoveries of his team, providing evidence that Neanderthals caught birds of prey, and used their feathers for symbolic purposes. There is also evidence that Neanderthals practised other forms of art, as the recently discovered engravings in Gorham's Cave Gibraltar indicate. Linking all the recent evidence, The Smart Neanderthal casts a new light on the Neanderthals and the 'Cognitive Revolution'. Finlayson argues that there was no revolution and, instead, modern behaviour arose gradually and independently among different populations of Modern Humans and Neanderthals. Some practices were even adopted by Modern Humans from the Neanderthals. Finlayson overturns classic narratives of human origins, and raises important questions about who we really are.

Neanderthal

Neanderthal
Author: Paul Jordan
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2001-02-15
ISBN 10: 0752494805
ISBN 13: 9780752494807
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neanderthal Book Review:

The story of Neanderthal man. Was he our direct ancestor, or was he perhaps a more alien figure, genetically very different? This title brings us into the Neanderthal's world, his technology, his way of life, his origins and his relationship with us.