The Resource From Lucy to language, Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar ; principle photography, David Brill

From Lucy to language, Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar ; principle photography, David Brill

Label
From Lucy to language
Title
From Lucy to language
Statement of responsibility
Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar ; principle photography, David Brill
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1974 in a remote region of Ethiopia, Donald Johanson, then one of America's most promising young paleoanthropologists, discovered "Lucy", the oldest, best preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ever found. This discovery prompted a complete reevaluation of previous evidence for human origins
  • From Lucy to Language is an encounter with the evidence. Early human fossils are hunted, discovered, identified, excavated, collected, preserved, labeled, cleaned, reconstructed, drawn, fondled, photographed, cast, compared, measured, revered, pondered, published, and argued over endlessly. Fossils like Lucy have become a talisman of sorts, promising to reveal the deepest secrets of our existence. In Part II the authors profile over fifty of the most significant early human fossils ever found. Each specimen is displayed in color and at actual size, most of them in multiple views. With them the authors present the cultural accoutrements associated with the fossils: stone tools which evidence increasing sophistication over time, the earliest stone, clay, and ivory art objects, and the culminating achievement of the dawn of human consciousness - the magnificent rock and cave paintings of Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Americas
Cataloging source
QSL
Dewey number
  • 573.2
  • 495.7321
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Language note
Text in Korean
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.J57 1996
Label
From Lucy to language, Donald Johanson & Blake Edgar ; principle photography, David Brill
Publication
Note
'A Peter Nevraumont book.'
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-268) and index
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  • mel
Contents
Pt. 1. Central Issues of Paleoanthropology. What is a Human? Evidence. Ancestors. Lineages. Migration. Diversity. Anatomy. Society. Bipedalism. Tools. Customs. Culture. Imponderables -- Pt. 2. Countering the Evidence. Australopithecines. Homo. Paleolithic Technology -- Appendix 1: Type Specimens for Hominid Species -- Appendix 2: Hominid Fossil and Archeological
Control code
000026632701
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
272 p.
Isbn
9780684810232
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96031576
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), col. map
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.b33665199
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35085046
  • xx33665199

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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