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Category: Human Origins

Les sociétés humaines face aux changements climatiques: Volume 1

ed. François Djindjian

Is climate change a factor of change for human societies that can be witnessed through time, forcing them to adapt and find sustainable solutions? This book is the first of two volumes exploring human societies facing climate change in pre and protohistory. Volume 1 concerns prehistory from the earliest humans to the end of the Pleistocene. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00

Everyday Life in the Ice Age

Elle Clifford et al.

This is the first attempt to present a truly complete, balanced and realistic picture of life during the last Ice Age, while dispelling many of the myths and inaccuracies about our early ancestors. This highly illustrated and accessible book is aimed not only at students and specialists, but also and especially the interested public. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.99

Solarizing the Moon: Essays in honour of Lionel Sims

ed. Fabio Silva et al.

Lionel Sims has produced an influential body of work that has challenged existing narratives about British prehistoric monuments and provided innovative ways to approach and think about skyscapes. This book, in his honour, is divided into three parts: Anthropology and Human Origins, Prehistory and Megalithic Monuments, and Theory. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00

Qatar: Evidence of the Palaeolithic Earliest People Revealed

Julie Scott-Jackson

This book, with full text in English and Arabic, synthesises the results of extensive fieldwork by the PADMAC Unit (Kellogg College, Oxford) with diverse historical records and reports of earlier investigations, to tell the story of the long and difficult search to discover the identity of the first people to inhabit the sovereign State of Qatar. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Some Thoughts about the Evolution of Human Behavior: A Literature Survey

Arthur J. Boucot et al.

On his death, Arthur Boucot (1924–2017) left an unfinished manuscript in which he surveyed the skeletal, behavioral, and cultural changes that have characterized Homo from its first recognition in the Late Pliocene to the present. The results, edited after his death, provide a heavily referenced sourcebook for future workers in diverse fields. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Conversations in Human Evolution: Volume 2

ed. Lucy Timbrell

This second volume reports another twenty interviews with scholars at the forefront of human evolution research, covering the broad scientific themes of Palaeolithic archaeology, palaeoanthropology and biological anthropology, earth science and palaeoclimatic change, evolutionary anthropology and primatology, and human disease co-evolution. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Conversations in Human Evolution: Volume 1

ed. Lucy Timbrell

This volume explores the breadth and interdisciplinarity of human evolution studies, presenting 20 interviews with scholars covering the broad scientific themes of quaternary and archaeological science, Palaeolithic archaeology, biological anthropology and palaeoanthropology, primatology and evolutionary anthropology and evolutionary genetics. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Demography and Migration Population trajectories from the Neolithic to the Iron Age

ed. Thibault Lachenal et al.

This volume presents combined proceedings of two complementary sessions of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (Paris, 2018). These sessions aimed to identify demographic variations during the Neolithic and Bronze Age and to question their causes while avoiding the potential taphonomic and chronological biases affecting the documentation. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

Landscapes of Human Evolution

ed. James Cole et al.

Fourteen papers are presented here in honour of John Gowlett. John has a wide range of research interests primarily focused on the human genus Homo and is a world leader in understanding the cognitive and behavioural preconditions necessary for the emergence of complex behaviours such as language and art. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Darwin´s Legacy: The Status of Evolutionary Archaeology in Argentina

ed. Marcelo Cardillo et al.

This book collects the contributions to the symposium "The current state of evolutionary archeology in Argentina" that was held in Buenos Aires, for celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species" READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

From Cave to Dolmen

ed. Domenica Gullì

Bringing together the scientific contributions of a wide panel of Sicilian and mainland Italian specialists in prehistory, this book focuses on the Sciacca region and its landscape which is extraordinarily rich in natural geological phenomena and associated archaeological activity. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Creating the Human Past

Robert G. Bednarik

This book examines systematically both the theoretical and practical issues that have characterized the discipline over the past two centuries. Some of the historically most consequential mistakes in archaeology are dissected and explained, together with the effects of the related controversies. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.95 | eBook: £16.00