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Author Klein, Richard G., author

Title The dawn of human culture / Richard G. Klein with Blake Edgar
Published New York ; Chichester : Wiley, [2002]
New York ; Chichester : Wiley, [2002]


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Description 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
regular print
Contents Ch. 1. Dawn at Twilight Cave -- Ch. 2. Bipedal Apes -- Ch. 3. The World's Oldest Whodunit -- Ch. 4. The First True Humans -- Ch. 5. Humanity Branches Out -- Ch. 6. Neanderthals Out on a Limb -- Ch. 7. Body Before Behavior -- Ch. 8. Nurture or Nature Before the Dawn? -- App. Placing Ancient Sites in Time
Summary The abrupt emergence of human culture over a stunningly short period some 50,000 years ago, including the appearance of music, ornamentation, and burial of the dead, and often called the "big bang" of human consciousness, continues to be one of the great enigmas of human evolution. In this book, a major anthropologist introduces a new theory, reexamining the archaeological evidence and bringing in new discoveries in the study of the human brain which detail the changes that enabled humans to think and behave in far more sophisticated ways than before
Notes "A Peter N. Nevraumont book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [278]-283) and index
Subject Culture -- Origin.
Human evolution.
Anthropology, Cultural.
Author Edgar, Blake, author
LC no. 2002277680
ISBN 9780471252528