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Seven skeletons : the evolution of the world's most famous human fossils

by Pyne, Lydia V. (Author)

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"A science historian describes seven famous ancestral fossils that have become known around the world, including the three-foot tall "hobbit" from Flores, the Neanderthal of La Chapelle, the Taung Child, the Piltdown Man hoax, Peking Man, Australopithecus sediba and Lucy,"--NoveList. Full description

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Summary: "A science historian describes seven famous ancestral fossils that have become known around the world, including the three-foot tall "hobbit" from Flores, the Neanderthal of La Chapelle, the Taung Child, the Piltdown Man hoax, Peking Man, Australopithecus sediba and Lucy,"--NoveList.
Physical Description: 276 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780525429852
0525429859
Author Notes: Lydia Pyne has degrees in history and anthropology and a PhD in history and philosophy of science from Arizona State University. She has participated in field and archival work in South Africa, Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, Iran, and the American Southwest. She has published articles and essays in The Atlantic , Nautilus , and Public Domain Review . She lives in Austin, Texas, where she is an avid rock climber and mountain biker.
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