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The Neanderthals Rediscovered

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The Neanderthals’ story has been transformed thanks to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations. It turns out that the Neanderthals behaviour was surprisingly modern. They buried the dead, cared for the sick, hunted large animals, harvested seafood, used red paint and spoke.

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The Neanderthals’ story has been transformed thanks to new discoveries and paradigm-shattering scientific innovations. It turns out that the Neanderthals behaviour was surprisingly modern. They buried the dead, cared for the sick, hunted large animals, harvested seafood, used red paint and spoke.

If Neanderthals were so advanced, what caused their extinction? This is just one of many mysteries that we are inching ever closer to solving. By looking at the full Neanderthal story, we can better address the biggest mystery of all: what it means to be human.

The authors take a new approach in order to make a fairer assessment of a species whose name is often used as a pejorative. They look at the Neanderthals through the full arc of their existence from their evolution in Europe to their expansion to Siberia, their subsequent extinction (and ultimately to their revival in popular novels, cartoons, cult movies and TV commercials!).

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Dimensions 24 × 16 cm
Publisher

Language

English

Date Published

2013

ISBN

9780500051771

Specifications

Hardcover, 24x16cm, 208pp