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Description - Bones of Contention by Roger Lewin

This is a behind-the-scenes look at the search for human origins, analyzing how the biases and preconceptions of paleoanthropologists shape their work. The stories of the Taung Child and Neanderthal Man provide the background to the modern search for an exploration of how and where humans evolved. In this edition, the afterword looks at ways in which paleoanthropology, while becoming more scientific, in many ways remains contentious. It is Lewin's thesis that paleoanthropology is the most subjective of sciences because it engages the emotions of virtually everyone; and since the evidence is scanty, interpretation is all-important.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226476513
ISBN-10: 0226476510
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 366
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 7-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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