The earliest apes evolved around twenty million years ago, yet
Homo sapiens has existed for a mere 160,000 years. In the
intervening period, dozens of species of early ape and human have
lived and died out, leaving behind the fossilized remains that have
helped to make the detailed picture of our evolution revealed
Since this book was first published in 2005 there have been
exciting new developments in the story of ape and human evolution,
and the authors take account of them in this revised edition. The
big gap in the fossil record in Africa is beginning to be filled
with the discovery of several new species of apes in Kenya and
Ethiopia that date from ten to nine million years ago. There are
new discoveries of Australopithecus, updates on the dating of
hominin sites, results of new DNA analyses, and much more.
Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and reconstruction
drawings, this is essential reading for anyone interested in human
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