The Fossil Chronicles : How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution

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  • Author(s): Falk, Dean
  • Publication Information:
    Berkeley : University of California Press. 2011
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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      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 insider's 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.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780520266704. 9780520274464. 9780520949645.
    • Accession Number:
      750192351
    • Accession Number:
      380297
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    • ABNT:
      FALK, D. The Fossil Chronicles : How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. ISBN 9780520266704. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380297. Acesso em: 12 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Falk D. The Fossil Chronicles : How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution. University of California Press; 2011. Accessed August 12, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380297
    • APA:
      Falk, D. (2011). The Fossil Chronicles : How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution. University of California Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Falk, Dean. 2011. The Fossil Chronicles : How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution. Berkeley: University of California Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380297.
    • Harvard:
      Falk, D. (2011) The Fossil Chronicles : How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution. Berkeley: University of California Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380297 (Accessed: 12 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Falk, D 2011, The Fossil Chronicles : How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution, University of California Press, Berkeley, viewed 12 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Falk, Dean. The Fossil Chronicles : How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution. University of California Press, 2011. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380297.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Falk, Dean. The Fossil Chronicles : How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380297.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Falk D. The Fossil Chronicles : How Two Controversial Discoveries Changed Our View of Human Evolution [Internet]. Berkeley: University of California Press; 2011 [cited 2020 Aug 12]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380297