Kindred

Kindred

Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art

Book - 2020
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" Kindred is important reading not just for anyone interested in these ancient cousins of ours, but also for anyone interested in humanity."-- The New York Times Book Review

"[A] bold and magnificent attempt to resurrect our Neanderthal kin."-- The Wall Street Journal

In Kindred , Neanderthal expert Rebecca Wragg Sykes shoves aside the cliché of the shivering ragged figure in an icy wasteland, and reveals the Neanderthal you don't know, our ancestor who lived across vast and diverse tracts of Eurasia and survived through hundreds of thousands of years of massive climate change. This book sheds new light on where they lived, what they ate, and the increasingly complex Neanderthal culture that researchers have discovered.

Since their discovery 150 years ago, Neanderthals have gone from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins. Our perception of the Neanderthal has changed dramatically, but despite growing scientific curiosity, popular culture fascination, and a wealth of coverage in the media and beyond are we getting the whole story? The reality of 21st century Neanderthals is complex and fascinating, yet remains virtually unknown and inaccessible outside the scientific literature.

Based on the author's first-hand experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research and theory, this easy-to-read but information-rich book lays out the first full picture we have of the Neanderthals, from amazing new discoveries changing our view of them forever, to the more enduring mysteries of how they lived and died, and the biggest question of them all: their relationship with modern humans.

Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Sigma, 2020.
ISBN: 9781472937490
147293749X
Branch Call Number: 569.986 WRAGG SY
Characteristics: 400 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm

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