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Eads them to theories about modern human origins that continually challenge conventional wisdom and cherished beliefs about Eve Neanderthals hobbits and the Bering Straits among others Two leading Bone Readers and a science. It s uite a while since I bought this book so when i eventually got around to reading it I was not sure what it was really about In fact it is largely about the dating and interpretation of old human remains And what I found fascinating was that the results and interpretations take on very powerful political messages There is a strong emphasis on the situation in Australia where some old aboriginal remains were found at The great walls of China I ve always wanted to visit the areaespecially when driving along the Hay roaddead flat in all directions and a sign pointing vaguely north to the Great Walls of China I did live in Griffith for a number of years and took the odd trip west to Hay Hell and Booligalbut never uite got to the Walls I digress Some ancient hum

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The Bone Readers are a dedicated group of scholars who study the earliest human remains their chemistry and DNA their extinct floral and faunal contemporaries and the geologic layers in which they were found Their research l. Generally a good book on paleoanthropology Unusual though Exactly what the title says how the Bone Readers researchers working with hominid skulls are influenced by politics in science Multiregionists vs africanists not only Australian While interesting I would prefer a gentle popularized version of it providing arranged facts and a food for thought striped from professional bickeringExamples names locations publications rivals lines of confrontations Rather self expression of disillusioned specialist addressed to insiders than of interest to general audienceDense a lot of information for such small book they even found place to stuff it by unnecessary details and colorful passages A very odd but correct English even I thought that I saw them all With paragrap

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Writer have penned a literate authoritative summary of the current uestions and the minefield of academic politics that surround it Ideal for students in human origins or biological anthropology courses and a delightful read. Or shorter these isn t much science there mostly politics done by government bureaucrats


6 thoughts on “The Bone Readers

  1. says:

    Generally a good book on paleoanthropology Unusual though Exactly what the title says how the Bone Readers researchers working with hominid skulls are influenced by politics in science Multiregionists vs africanists not only Australian While interesting I would prefer a gentle popularized version of it providing arranged facts and a

  2. says:

    It's uite a while since I bought this book so when i eventually got around to reading it I was not sure what it wa

  3. says:

    Or shorter these isn't much science there mostly politics done by government bureaucrats

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    Background I am not a archaeologist palaeontologist anthropologist nor any of the many flavors of scientists who populate the pages of this book Additionally I have had no formal education in any of these sciences I am what may be described as a layperson From the perspective of layperson I found this book to be very interesting I admit to 'skimming' when the occasional description became very technical This was somewhat rare a

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    A nice short primer on Australian archaeology with a nice comparison between US and Australian incidents of megafaunal extinctions and self provisioning strategies I thought there would be information on Mongo Lady and Mongo Man but there was

  6. says:

    Interesting very frustrating though Glad I don't work in archaeology Even though the topic fascinates me the politics would make me go postal