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The last Neanderthal the rise, success, and mysterious extinction of our closest human relatives by Ian Tattersall

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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English


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StatementIan Tattersall.
LC ClassificationsGN285 .T37 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination208 p. :
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL44621M
ISBN 100813336759
LC Control Number99040327

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The Last Neanderthal is a lavishly photographed and illustrated book. Ian Tattersall covers the Neanderthal finds with great detail, and a lot of the book is devoted to the history of discovering and analyzing the Neanderthal finds/5(18).   The Last Neanderthal is one of those novels that opens the world to you in a different way. And after you finish reading, this world will never look the same to you again." Herman Koch, bestselling author of The Dinner" The Last Neanderthal is astonishing. With delicacy and tenderness, Claire Cameron imagines the struggles of a Neanderthal family to sustain itself physically and Brand: Little, Brown and Company. "The Last Neanderthal" is a story that worked for me on so many levels. It is a serious exploration of the Bigfoot myth in that it puts forth a theory as to where these creatures may have come from, what kind of society/lifestyle they lead, and how and why they have managed to stay so hidden in a rapidly vanishing wilderness that has put their very existence in peril/5. Claire Cameron's The Last Neanderthal stirs interest in our closest evolutionary relative, Homo neanderthalensis. Evidence from both fossil and genetic research suggests that Neanderthals and modern humans evolved from a common ancestor between , and , years ago. Neanderthals lived in Europe and southwestern and central Asia.

The Last Neanderthal is a wonderfully illustrated book perfect for anyone interested in human evolution. While providing an excellent overview of human evolution and the history of the discovery and study of Neanderthals, this book's true merit lies in its photographs of all the major finds of both Neanderthals and other human by: In a small, nearly inaccessible cavern on an archaeological dig in France, Dr. Rose Gale discovers two entwined skeletons, astonishing evidence of contact between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens. Who were these last&#;and first&#;peoples? “The Last Neanderthal is a book like no other. Claire Cameron effortlessly inhabits the worlds of two very different and pregnant women – a female Neanderthal desperate to survive and an archeologist who fears losing control of her dig site – and shows us they are not that different after all. But instead of focusing on differences, it extends the umbrella of humanity to include our closest evolutionary relative: Homo neanderthalensis (see Beyond the Book). The Last Neanderthal follows two female protagonists in their own narratives: Girl, a Neanderthal, coming of age; and Rose, the year-old archaeologist who uncovers her skeleton. Set in both ancient and modern-day France, the .

Neanderthal is a bestselling novel written by John Darnton published by Random House in Plot. The plot of Neanderthal revolves around two rival scientists, Matt Mattison and Susan Arnot, who are sent by the United States government to search for missing Harvard anthropologist James Kellicut. Their only clue is the skull of a Neanderthal. Carbon dating shows that the skull, which should Author: John Darnton. "The Last Neanderthal is a book like no other. Claire Cameron effortlessly inhabits the worlds of two very different and very pregnant women—a female Neanderthal desperate to survive and an archeologist who fears losing control of her dig site—and shows us they are not that different after all/5(). Book Reviews. The Last Neanderthal. by Claire Cameron. In Claire Cameron’s third novel, twinned narratives develop out of the discovery of two fossilized skeletons – a female Neanderthal and a male Homo sapiens – locked in what appears to be an embrace. Haunting, suspenseful, and profoundly moving, The Last Neanderthal asks us to reconsider all we think we know about what it means to be human. About the Author Claire Cameron 's novel, The Bear, became a #1 national bestseller in Canada and was long .