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The Fossil Chronicles


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List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Of Paleopolitics and Missing Links 2. Taung: A Fossil to Rival Piltdown 3. Taung's Checkered Past 4. Sulcal Skirmishes 5. Once upon a Hobbit 6. Flo's Little Brain 7. Sick Hobbits, Quarrelsome Scientists 8. Whence Homo floresiensis? 9. Bones to Pick Notes Glossary References Index

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Dean Falk is a Senior Scholar at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her previous books include Finding Our Tongues: Mothers, Infants, and the Origin of Language and Braindance, Revised and Expanded Edition: New Discoveries about Human Origins and Brain Evolution.


"Brilliant... Sparkles with scholarship and wit." Nature "The book is part historical drama, part neurological crash course and part autobiography ... The combination is refreshing." Wall Street Journal "Infectious... This book provides a powerful reminder that fossils should hold value to those beyond sometimes argumentative paleoanthropologists." -- Kristian J. Carlson, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Qtly Review Of Biology "Engaging and compelling... Effective and affecting." -- Andrew Kramer Reports of the National Center for Science Education

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