The Human Story

Where we come from and how we evolved

Charles Lockwood

Foreword by Chris Stringer

The Human Story is a guide to human ancestors, from the earliest hominins dating back 6 to 7 million years through to our own species, Homo sapiens.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09214 6
Format:
Paperback
Price:
£9.99
Published:
October 2007
Size:
253 x 192 mm
Extent:
112 pp
Illustrations:
Colour throughout
Publisher:
Natural History Museum

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Over the past twenty years there has been an explosion of species’ names in the record of human evolution, due both to new discoveries and to a growing understanding of the diversity that existed in the past. Drawing on this new information, The Human Story demystifies the fascinating cast of characters who hold the secret to human origins.

Applying his considerable expertise and practical experience, Charles Lockwood describes the main sites, the individual fossils, the key discoveries and the basic facts about each species – what it looked like, what it ate, how and when it lived, as well as how we know all this.

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Author

Charles Lockwood was Lecturer in Human Evolution in the Department of Anthropology at University College London, and an expert on early hominin taxonomy, evolutionary relationships, and the evolution of skeletal differences between males and females, with an emphasis on fossils from Ethiopia and South Africa.

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