For too long the Neanderthals have been seen as dim-witted evolutionary dead-enders who looked and behaved completely differently from us, but in recent years their story has been transformed thanks to new discoveries and advances in scientific techniques.
In a compelling narrative one that has not previously been told in a way that encompasses the entire dramatic arc from evolution to expansion to extinction this book takes a fresh and engaging look at the whole story of the Neanderthals, setting out all the evidence, redressing the balance and arriving at a fairer assessment of a species that was closely related to us and in so doing addresses what it is to be human.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages, 77 illustrations, 20 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 12/08/2013
- Category: Prehistoric archaeology
- ISBN: 9780500051771