How We Became Human

A criminalistic search for clues of the origins of humanity

Original Title: Wie wir Menschen wurden
With illustrations from Nadine Gibler

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 336 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-453-20718-9
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Heyne

Date of publication: November 11, 2019
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Prof. Dr. Madelaine  Böhme, Rüdiger  Braun, Florian  Breier - How We Became Human


Spectacular finds throw a new light on the history of human evolution

The cradle of humanity is in Africa – for a long time this was the incontrovertible truth. In recent years, however, ever more bones have been found that chronologically and geographically do not fit into the picture: archaeologists have found numerous fossils in Europe of early ancestors of present-day apes from which later the human line of evolution emerged.

Using familiar and completely new jigsaw pieces, renowned palaeontologist Madelaine Böhme has reconstructed a very up-to-date picture of human evolution that breaks with many of the established theories. She describes the turning point of research and brings to life the fascinating world of our earliest ancestors. A truly absorbing science crime story!

"An impressive introduction to the burgeoning recalibration of paleoanthropology."

Kirkus Reviews


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