By Bohme, MadelaineBy Braun, RudigerBy Breier, Florian
A leading paleontologist discovers the missing link in human evolution. Somewhere west of Munich, Madelaine B hme and her colleagues dig for clues to the origins of humankind. What they discover is beyond anything they imagined- the fossilised bones of Danuvius guggenmosi ignite ...a global media frenzy. This ancient ancestor defies our knowledge of human history - his nearly twelve-million-year-old bones were not located in Africa - the so-called birthplace of humanity - but in Europe, and his features suggest we evolved much differently than scientists once believed. In prose that reads like a gripping detective novel, Ancient Bones interweaves the story of the dig that changed everything with the fascinating answer to a previously undecided and now pressing question- How, exactly, did we become human? Placing B hme's discovery alongside former theories of human evolution, the authors show how this remarkable find (and others in Eurasia) are forcing us to rethink the story we've been told about how we came to be, a story that has been our guiding narrative - until nowRead more
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Madelaine Bohme (Author) Madelaine B hme, geo-scientist and palaeontologist, is professor of terrestrial palaeoclimatology at the University of T bingen and founding director of the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeo-environment. She is one of the most esteemed palaeoclimatologists and palaeoenvironmental scientists examining human evolution with regard to changes in climate and environment. B hme lives in T bingen, Germany. Rudiger Braun (Author) R diger Braun is a science journalist interested in translating cutting-edge science into gripping stories for the general public to effect societal change. He studied biology and philosophy at the Julius Maximilian University in W rzburg. He contributes to Stern and Geo. Braun lives in Ahrensburg, Germany. Florian Breier (Author) Florian Breier is a science journalist and works as a filmmaker and author for ZDF television, arte, SWR broadcasting, and others. Breier lives in Cologne, Germany.
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