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Further Reading

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In addition to speaking directly with the experts on Neanderthals mentioned in the Acknowledgments, I also consulted hundreds of books, magazine and journal articles, and web sites. For those who might be interested in following up on ideas explored in Hominids, I offer this list of some of the books I found particularly stimulating:

General Paleoanthropology

Klein, Richard G. The Human Career: Human Biological and Cultural Origins, 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Lieberman, Philip. Eve Spoke: Human Language and Human Evolution. New York: W. W. Norton, 1998.

Potts, Rick. Humanity's Descent: The Consequences of Ecological Instability. New York: Avon, 1996.

Tattersall, Ian. Becoming Human: Evolution and Human Uniqueness. New York: A Harvest Book (Harcourt Brace), 1999.

Tattersall, Ian, and Jeffrey Schwartz. Extinct Humans. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 2000.

Tattersall, Ian. The Fossil Trail: How We Know What We Think We Know about Human Evolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Wolpoff, Milford H. Paleoanthropology, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999.

Wolpoff, Milford, and Rachel Caspari. Race and Human Evolution. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1997.


Jordan, Paul. Neanderthal: Neanderthal Man and the Story of Human Origins. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing, 1999.

Mellars, Paul. The Neanderthal Legacy: An Archaeological Perspective from Western Europe. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Palmer, Douglas. Neanderthal. London: Channel 4 Books (Macmillan), 2000.

Shreeve, James. The Neandertal Enigma: Solving the Mystery of Modern Human Origins. New York: William Morrow, 1995.

Stringer, Christopher, and Clive Gamble. In Search of the Neanderthals: Solving the Puzzle of Human Origins. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1993.

Tattersall, Ian. The Last Neanderthal: The Rise, Success, and Mysterious Extinction of Our Closest Human Relatives. New York: Macmillan, 1995.

Trinkaus, Erik, and Pat Shipman. The Neandertals: Changing the Image of Mankind. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.

Evolutionary Psychology and Primatology

Boyd, Neil. The Beast Within: Why Men Are Violent. Vancouver, British Columbia: Greystone Books (Douglas & McIntyre), 2000.

Browne, Kingsley. Divided Labours: An Evolutionary View of Women at Work, "Darwinism Today" series. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1998.

de Wall, Frans, and Frans Lanting. Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Diamond, Jared. The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal. New York: HarperPerennial (HarperCollins), 1992.

Fouts, Roger, with Stephen Tukel Mills. Next of Kin: What Chimpanzees Have Taught Me About Who We Are. New York: Morrow, 1997.

Ghiglieri, Michael P. The Dark Side of Man: Tracing the Origins of Male Violence. Reading, Massachusetts: Perseus Books, 1999.

Jolly, Alison. Lucy's Legacy: Sex and Intelligence in Human Evolution. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Mithen, Steven. The Prehistory of the Mind: The Cognitive Origins of Art and Science. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.

Russell, Robert Jay. The Lemurs' Legacy: The Evolution of Power, Sex, and Love. New York: A Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam Book, 1993.

Thornhill, Randy, and Craig T. Palmer. A Natural History of Rape: Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2000.

Wrangham, Richard, and Dale Peterson. Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence. New York: Mariner Books (Houghton Mifflin), 1996.

Wright, Robert. The Moral Animal: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology. New York: Pantheon Books, 1994.

Agricultural vs. Hunter-Gatherer Societies

Brody, Hugh. The Other Side of Eden: Hunters, Farmers and the Shaping of the World. Vancouver, British Columbia: Douglas & McIntyre, 2000.

Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. W. W. Norton, New York, 1997.

Stanford, Craig B. The Hunting Apes: Meat Eating and the Origins of Human Behavior. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Tudge, Colin. Neanderthals, Bandits & Farmers: How Agriculture Really Began, "Darwinism Today" series. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1998.

Wright, Robert. Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny. New York: Pantheon Books (Random House), 2000.

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