Our Human Roots

From Fossil Bones

Beginning one hundred years ago, scientists found fossils from prehistory that showed we had a variety of human predecessors. Some were taller, some shorter, and all were a bit “ape-like,” yet all stood erect and used tools. Piece together the puzzle of where Homo sapiens came form, nad how we evolved into who we are today.

A good volume on human evolution (which will therefore be more than controversial in some households), and one which is particularly kind in how it illustrates poor, much-maligned Neanderthal man, both in the illustration in the text and in the final, standard “ascent of man” picture. As usual with the “How Did We Find Out” books, adults may find their attention waning (although the book will probably be over before any adult really notices).

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