Java Man: How Two Geologists Changed Our Understanding of Human Evolution by Roger Lewin

Java Man: How Two Geologists Changed Our Understanding of Human Evolution Author: Roger Lewin
eBook Title: Java Man: How Two Geologists Changed Our Understanding of Human Evolution
ISBN10: 0226787346
ISBN13: 978-0226787343
Language: English
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2001)
Category: Other
Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
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"'Garniss, lend me your knife for a second, will you,' I whispered." So begins Java Man, the inside story of how one discoveryâ?”a human skull found on the island of Javaâ?”by two geologists shook the foundations of science. By uncovering new evidence about the hominid known as Java man, Carl C. Swisher and Garniss H. Curtis were able to date his fossil remains at 1.7 million years, an age that stunned the scientific community because it pushed back the time when humans migrating out of Africa first reached Eurasia by nearly one million years. Cowritten by the popular science writer Roger Lewin, this is a gripping and informative account of the discovery that breathed new life into the human origins debate.

Originally published by Scribner
2000 ISBN: 0-684-80000-4

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