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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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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: famous fossils, hidden histories
  • The old man of La Chapelle: the patriarch of paleo
  • Piltdown: a name without a fossil
  • The Taung child: the rise of a folk hero
  • Peking Man: a curious case of paleo-noir
  • The ascension of an icon: Lucy in the sky
  • The precious: Flo's life as a hobbit
  • Sediba: TBD (to be determined)
  • Afterword: O fortuna!: a bit of luck, a bit of skill.
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