A study of the Neanderthals, informed by the latest scientific developments and discoveries, which won the 2015 Society for American Archaeology Book Award
Michael A. Morse has a PhD in the history of science with a specialty in the history of British archaeology. He has written on a variety of subjects including the history of research into the ancient Celts, the rules of baseball and the Neanderthals. Dimitra Papagianni trained as a Palaeolithic and stone tool specialist at Cambridge and wrote her PhD on the Neanderthal sites of northwestern Greece, the region where she was born. She has taught for the undergraduate, Masters and continuing education programs at Southampton, Cambridge, Oxford and Bath.
'A fresh, well - informed and highly recommended introduction to
the Neanderthals and the scientists who study them. The inspired
pairing of a Palaeolithic expert and a historian of science makes
for compelling reading' - Paul Pettitt, Professor of Archaeology,
'If you thought you knew about the Neanderthals, think again.... Prepare to have your prejudices shattered and your understanding of humanity challenged' - Clive Gamble, Professor of Archaeology, University of Southampton
'The first complete chronological narrative of the species from emergence to extinction.... a gem ... a beautifully synthesized portrait of a powerful people' - Nature