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One Million Years of the Human Story

HISTORY

192 Pages, 6.75 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: May 2014

ISBN 9780565093372

Rights: US & CA

Natural History Museum, London (May 2014)

Price: $19.95
 
 

Overview

The amazing story of human life in Britain during the last million years, told by two scientists at the forefront of research into ancient ancestorsWhen did the first humans arrive in Britain? Where did they come from? And what did they look like? This amazing story of human life in Britain begins nearly one million years ago, during the earliest known human occupation, and reveals how early humans lived, survived, and died. The book travels through time to reveal which human species lived in Britain during multiple waves of occupation. Drawing on a wealth of dramatic new evidence from excavation sites, it describes who they were, what their habitats were like, which animals shared their landscape, and what they were capable of doing, from the controlled use of fire to specialized hunting. It shows how humans have changed, evolved, and migrated, adapting to dramatically changing climate and landscapes. The authors describe the discoveries, the key fossil specimens, and the science behind recent remarkable findings. Written in a lively and engaging style, and fully illustrated with maps, diagrams, and photographs, this is an incredible journey through ancient Britain and a groundbreaking guide to our earlier humans. The book is based on the groundbreaking work of the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project.

Author Biography

Rob Dinnis is a researcher whose focus includes the use of chronometric data in archaeological reconstructions. Chris Stringer is the Natural History Museum's research leader in human origins and one of the world's foremost paleoanthropologists. He has spent the last 40 years investigating human evolution through the study of fossils and is the author of The Complete World of Human Evolution and Lone Survivors. He also currently directs the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project, aimed at reconstructing the first detailed history of how and when Britain was occupied by early humans.