Homo Sapiens Rediscovered by Paul Pettitt audiobook

Homo Sapiens Rediscovered: The Scientific Revolution Rewriting Our Origins

By Paul Pettitt
Read by Julian Elfer

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212424301

  • ISBN: 9798212424325

Runtime: 8.68 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Who are we? How do scientists define Homo sapiens, and how does our species differ from the extinct hominins that came before us? In this accessible account palaeoarchaeologist Paul Pettitt shows how the latest scientific advances, especially in genetics, are revolutionizing our understanding of human evolution. Pettitt reveals the extraordinary story of how our ancestors adapted to unforgiving and relentlessly changing climates, leading to remarkable innovations in art, technology, and society that we are only now beginning to comprehend.

Drawing on twenty-five years of experience in the field, Pettitt takes listeners from the caves and rock-shelters that provide evidence of our African origins to the far reaches of Eurasia, Australasia, and ultimately the Americas. Popular accounts of the evolution of Homo sapiens emphasize biomolecular research, notably genetics, but this volume also draws from the wealth of information from specific excavations and artifacts, including the author's own investigations into the origins of art and how it evolved over its first 25,000 years.

Drawn from cutting edge research in this field, with a unique perspective from Pettitt's own studies focusing on human behavior, this immersive and surprising book paints the clearest picture we have ever had of our own evolution.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English