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

Pyne, Lydia V. (author.).
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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 569.9 PYN (Text) 36626103764874 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780525429852
  • ISBN: 0525429859
  • Physical Description: print
    276 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (247-264) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction. Famous fossils, hidden histories -- Old man of La Chapelle: the patriarch of paleo -- Piltdown: a name without a fossil -- Taung Child: the rise of a folk hero -- Peking Man: a curious case of paleo-noir -- Ascension of an icon: Lucy in the sky -- Precious: Flo's life as a hobbit -- Sediba: TBD (to be determined) -- Afterword. O fortuna!: a bit of luck, a bit of skill.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Fossil hominids
Human evolution
Fossil hominids
Human evolution
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