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  • Author:
    Dimitra Papagianni
  • ISBN:
    0500051771
  • ISBN13:
    978-0500051771
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  • Publisher:
    Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (October 7, 2013)
  • Pages:
    208 pages
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    Humanities
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The Neanderthals Rediscovered has the fresh charm of treating human evolution as a curious story that . Dimitra Papagianni has taught courses on the Neanderthals at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, and Bath.

The Neanderthals Rediscovered has the fresh charm of treating human evolution as a curious story that leads to the Neanderthals, rather than as a moral tale that rises ever upward and inevitably to us godlike moderns. She lives in New York State.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story. Focused squarely on the Neanderthals in their own right-how they lived, how they evolved, how they inhabited Europe for at least two hundred millennia. The Neanderthals Rediscovered has the fresh charm of treating human evolution as a curious story that leads to the Neanderthals, rather than as a moral tale that rises ever upward and inevitably to us godlike moderns.

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About the Authors Dimitra Papagianni holds a PhD in archaeology from the University of Cambridge and was a British Academy Post-doctoral . Michael A. Morse holds a PhD in the history of science from the University of Chicago

About the Authors Dimitra Papagianni holds a PhD in archaeology from the University of Cambridge and was a British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins. Morse holds a PhD in the history of science from the University of Chicago. He is the author of How the Celts Came to Britain, selected as one of the Times Literary Supplement’s Books of the Year for 2005. Other titles of interest published by. Thames & Hudson include

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Here, Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A. Morse look at the Neanderthals through the full dramatic arc of their . 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. 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.

Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A. Morse, provides a series of balanced an.In only seven chapters or 208 pages, Papagianni and Morse trace the evolution of Neanderthals from their initial expansion throughout Europe and Asia to their ability to weather harsh climatic conditions. In due course, the authors revaluate and contextualize the place of the Neanderthal in prehistory.

It turns out that the Neanderthals’ behavior was surprisingly modern: they buried the . Books related to The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story.

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. Here, Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A.

Слушайте The Neanderthals Rediscovered (автор: Dimitra Papagianni, Michael A. Morse, Nigel Patterson) . Morse, Nigel Patterson) бесплатно 30 дней в течении пробного периода. Слушайте аудиокниги без ограничений в веб-браузере или на устройствах iPad, iPhone и Android. Meanwhile, advances in DNA technologies are compelling us to reassess the Neanderthals' place in our own past.

Michael A. Morse, Dimitra Papagianni.

“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.

60 illustrations, 25 in color

Jediathain
Without being an authority on ancient humans, I have always been a proponent of Neanderthal culture. They have consistently been depicted as clearly subhuman, both in academic works and in fiction. Now we have an account of the latest research, which credits them with language and with enough culture to bury their dead, decorate their bodies symbolically, and invent new tools. They needed all that, and more, to survive as big-game hunters in Ice Age Europe. The authors also have interesting things to say about the reasons Neanderthals finally became extinct, after coexisting with anatomically modern humans for thousands of years.
Zugar
Thoroughly enjoyable read. Highly recommended. Why?

1. This nonfiction work reads like a novel. Delightful descriptions include:
"If modern humans look like football (soccer) players, the Neanderthals were more akin to rugby players."

Transitions like "Towards the end of the Boxgrove project, a new discovery rattled the archaeological world once again" kept the narrative moving. And yes, there is a narrative to this Neanderthal story throughout history. The book is organized chronologically, building from ancient ancestors through Neanderthals to "modern humans."

2. Terrific Maps and Photographs: Each chapter has a map of the world with the archeological sites that are discussed in that chapter designated. There are many diagrams of stone tools and even more photographs of caves and excavation sites. These visuals supplement the text in a powerful way.

3. Up-to-Date Research: The authors clearly made extraordinary efforts to include the latest research and discuss what it all means.

Well-written, fascinating!
unmasked
I bought Neanderthals Rediscovered to catch up on the progress of Neanderthal studies after decades of neglect. I highly recommend this book to everyone, but especially to anyone seeking an introduction to the topic. The Neanderthals are situated in the context of their predecessors and their contemporaries, which eventually included our own "modern" and frequently murderous variety of hominid. The discussion of tools used by Neanderthals and others is particularly good, as is the discussion of Neanderthal ecology in cyclic ice ages. The topic of cannibalism, which seems to be politically incorrect, is discussed and evidence is cited. One chapter reviews films and novels about Neanderthals. It is clear to me that it is time for a new wave of Neanderthal and archaic human novels and videos that takes recent research into account, perhaps starring an Ice Woman, who on thawing out will speak something more sophisticated than "junk Neanderthal."
virus
Well written and very up to date overview of Neanderthals and the emergence of modern man. The authors use Recent DNA studies are used to sort out origins of fossils. But they also give excellent explanations of how stone tools are made and how they identify different early cultures. So much has been written on early man and often scientists differ on the meaning of the evidence --these authors help sort out what is generally accepted and what is still disputed. There is a good discussion of the reasons for the disappearance of Neanderthals and the impact of modern man on this question, without taking a firm position on this important question.
Recommended.
Tyler Is Not Here
I shouldn't be, but I am always amazed by how ideas and interpretations of things, both historical or scientific, change through generations of researchers. (I feel safe in making this statement because I have been reading for at least 60+ years.) This happens not only because of progressive technologies but also from the influences of prevailing cultural viewpoints. The authors of this book have taken both of these stances in hand by describing what is now archeologically relevant to the understanding of Neanderthals. It gives brief but pertinent overviews of the historical timelines of discovery and addresses the human and academic biases often associated with these archaic humans. This is a plus since some of us have had our DNA tested for the presence of Neanderthal genes. It's just the right size to carry; the writing is excellent and to the point; illustrations are concise and informative. It is academic but also practical and without jargon.
Silvermaster
The book offered a thorough and up to date analysis which spoke of DNA findings et. al. The author had no agenda or opinion to drive home. He merely presented the 'current' research and indicated which direction he believed said finding were leading.

My only complaint is parts of the book reminded me of a high school report on Neanderthals. The book had a couple of sections which discussed things like 'Neanderthals' in modern media...for instance the author discussed the degrading cartoon depictions of our cousins. He even discussed the depiction of Neanderthals by the insurance company GIECO. I was left with the impression the author had an outline where he needed to discuss each and every aspect of the topic.

Nevertheless, I would recommend this book.
Alsantrius
Wonderfully easy to read, but it doesn't "talk" down to you. I thought I knew a few things about Neanderthal, but...no I didn't. I have genuinely enjoyed reading this, and the information is fresh and enticing. Not only is there lots about the title species, but lots about the other hominins that were around before and during their reign.

The amount of information is a bargain at this price. A must have.
I found this book quite interesting and kept my mind occupied during my wife's double knee replacement surgery. It points out how the thinking on what Neanderthal people were like and points out how the earlier descriptions of neanderthals being brutish, knuckle dragging ape like creatures is not what archaeology is uncovering. The new thinking is that Neanderthal people were problem solving creative and intelligent. DNA study has found that they were not a whole lot different than what is called "modern man" and in fact many people today have quite a bit of Neanderthal dna.