The Fossil Trail

The Fossil Trail

How We Know What We Think We Know About Human Evolution

Book - 2009
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The Fossil Trail is a history of paleoanthropological thought and discovery. Ian Tattersall's account of the study of human evolution offers a colorful history of fossil discoveries and a revealing insider's look at how these finds have been interpreted - and misinterpreted - through time. Thesecond edition of The Fossil Trail brings the text up-to-date with a look at what has happened in paleoanthropology in the thirteen years since the publication of the first edition. Through it all, Tattersall discusses the great researchers and discoveries within the context of their social andscientific milieu to reveal the many forces that shape how we interpret fossil findings, and to give a picture of what lies ahead for the field.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780195367669
Branch Call Number: 599.938 T189f
Characteristics: xxiii, 327 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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