Dragon Bone Hill PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Dragon Bone Hill free pdf "Peking Man," a cave man once thought a great hunter who had first tamed fire, was actually a composite of the gnawed remains of some fifty women, children, and men unfortunate enough to have been the prey of the giant cave hyena. Researching the famous fossil site of Dragon Bone Hill in China, scientists Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon retell the story of the cave's unique species of early human, Homo erectus. Boaz and Ciochon take readers on a gripping scientific odyssey. New evidence shows that Homo erectus was an opportunist who rode a tide of environmental change out Africa and into Eurasia, puddle-jumping from one gene pool to the next. Armed with a shaky hold on fire and some sharp rocks, Homo erectus incredibly survived for over 1.5 million years, much longer than our own species Homo sapiens has been on Earth. Tell-tale marks on fossil bones show that the lives of these early humans were brutal, ruled by hunger and who could strike the hardest blow, yet there are fleeting glimpses of human compassion as well. The small brain of Homo erectus and its strangely unchanging culture indicate that the species could not talk. Part of that primitive culture included ritualized aggression, to which the extremely thick skulls of Homo erectus bear mute witness. Both a vivid recreation of the unimagined way of life of a prehistoric species, so similar yet so unlike us, and a fascinating exposition of how modern multidisciplinary research can test hypotheses in human evolution, Dragon Bone Hill is science writing at its best.

About Noel T. Boaz

Noel T. Boaz is Professor of Anatomy, Ross University School of Medicine. He is the author of Evolving Health, Eco Homo and Quarry: Closing in on the Missing Link. Russell L. Ciochon is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iowa. His books include Other Origins: The Search for the Giant Ape in Human Prehistory and The Human Evolution Source Book.

Details Book

Author : Noel T. Boaz
Publisher : Oxford University Press Inc
Data Published : 21 February 2004
ISBN : 0195152913
EAN : 9780195152913
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Dragon Bone Hill



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Sapiens free pdfSapiens

    One hundred thousand years ago. at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance. Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms..


  • Sapiens free pdfSapiens

    One hundred thousand years ago. at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance. Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms..


  • Sapiens free pdfSapiens

    One hundred thousand years ago. at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance. Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms..


  • Choice of Evil free pdfChoice of Evil

    When his girlfriend. Crystal Beth. is gunned down at a gay rights rally in Central Park. Burke. the underground man-for-hire and expert hunter of predators. vows vengeance. But someone beats him to the task: a shadowy killer who calls himself Homo Erectus and who seems determined to wipe gay bashers from the face of the earth..


  • Deep Ancestry free pdfDeep Ancestry

    The fossil record locates human origins in Africa. but little is known about the great journey that took Homo sapiens to the far reaches of the Earth. How did we. each of us..


  • Dragon Bone Hill free pdfDragon Bone Hill

    Free Books Online Download. "Peking Man," a cave man once thought a great hunter who had first tamed fire, was actually a composite of the gnawed remains of some fifty women, children, and men unfortu