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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
I offer this list of some of the books I found particularly stimulating:
Klein, Richard G. The Human Career: Human Biological and
Cultural Origins, 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago
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
Wolpoff, Milford H. Paleoanthropology, 2nd ed. New York:
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
Shreeve, James. The Neandertal Enigma: Solving the
Mystery of Modern Human Origins. New York: William Morrow,
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,
Evolutionary Psychology and Primatology
Boyd, Neil. The Beast Within: Why Men Are Violent.
Vancouver, British Columbia: Greystone Books (Douglas &
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
Fouts, Roger, with Stephen Tukel Mills. Next of Kin: What
Chimpanzees Have Taught Me About Who We Are. New York:
Ghiglieri, Michael P. The Dark Side of Man: Tracing the
Origins of Male Violence. Reading, Massachusetts: Perseus
Jolly, Alison. Lucy's Legacy: Sex and Intelligence in Human
Evolution. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University
Mithen, Steven. The Prehistory of the Mind: The Cognitive
Origins of Art and Science. New York: Thames and Hudson,
Russell, Robert Jay. The Lemurs' Legacy: The Evolution of
Power, Sex, and Love. New York: A Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam
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 &
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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