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The humans who went extinct why neanderthals died out and we survived by Clive Finlayson

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Neanderthals,
  • Human evolution,
  • Social evolution

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementClive Finlayson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN285 .F54 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23235463M
ISBN 109780199239184
LC Control Number2009020070

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About this book. J years ago, the blink of an eye in geological time, the last of Neanderthals died out in their last outpost, in caves near Gibraltar. Thanks to cartoons and folk accounts we have a distorted view of these other humans – for that is what they were.   Clive Finlayson is a biologist and anthropologist who spends his days digging out Neanderthal bits and pieces in a cave in Gibraltar -- Gorham's Cave -- a cave believed to be the last Neanderthal site on the planet. The Neanderthals went extinct, and Finlayson has written a fascinating new book about what may have happened.   This book starts by challenging the popular theory that humans moved out of Africa in one big wave, killing all other competitors as they went. And that's where they author goes wrong. He makes a caricature of his opponents, claiming that they believed in an inherent superiority of the human species and nothing else mattered.4/5(). The Humans Who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals died out and we survived. Paperback – 11 Nov. by. Clive Finlayson (Author) › Visit Amazon's Clive Finlayson Page. search results for this author. Clive Finlayson (Author) out of 5 stars ratings. See all formats and s:

Book Review: The Humans Who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals Died Out and We Survived by Clive Finlayson GORDON HAUPTFLEISCH, March . The Humans Who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals died out and we survived by Clive Finlayson and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - The Humans Who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals Died Out and We Survived by Finlayson, Clive - .   The Humans Who Went Extinct, Clive Finlayson. Basically a book that criticises making concrete judgements on the little data we have available, and then makes some of his own, which is kind of how a lot of this works, so no surprise there.   In this book, he presents a wider view of the events that led to the migration of the moderns into Europe, what might have happened during the contact of the two populations, and what finally drove the Neanderthals to extinction. It is a view that considers climate, ecology, and migrations of populations, as well as culture and interaction/5().