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There is much to recommend in the book. It is skillful in weaving the new information from DNA sequencing with the older sciences and the conclusions derived through these. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Mark Stidham
This book ranks among the very best non-fiction/historical/scientific books that I've ever read. It is fascinating cover-to-cover. It is written for the lay reader. Read morePublished 12 days ago by foolish
Over the years, I have been a consistent reader of books on paleo-anthropology and archaeology. So, while not a professional in either field, I am probably more informed than the... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Piperone
"Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors" by Nicholas Wade is an excellent and informative book. Read morePublished 27 days ago by SILHOUETTE
I loved this. My only criticism is the author's reduction of differences across civilizations (especially technological advancement) to genetic differences. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Jessica B. White
Interesting analysis using DNA over 50,000 years. Given there doubtless was a mass human extinction after the Toba volcanic eruption 75,000 years ago, it seems it's just a matter... Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Lee
Very thorough and believable mix of genetics with known history to explain prehistory. Some contradiction in conclusions, such as supposing Indo-European languages source from... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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|Before the Dawn||
It's been six years. I demand an update to this wonderful book!Before the Dawn: Recovering the Lost History of Our Ancestors Read More
Mar 15, 2013 by Jane Tucker | See all 2 posts
|An unfounded assumption||
The analogy here is chimpanzees (clearly hunter/gathers) who do go out in small raiding parties to attack neighboring groups.
Jun 2, 2007 by gypsy lee rose | See all 5 posts
|Who Was Adam?||
How many times can you rewrite the Bible to fit new scientific findings? At some point you're going to have to concede that it has just been stretched too far to be infallible.
Dec 21, 2007 by Brian Hamilton | See all 5 posts
The professor does not understand evolution because he has never made the effort. Not only has research supported evolution, but the principles of evolution been used in computers to design new devices. Recently, for example, NASA used an evolutionary program to design a new antenna for use in... Read More
Oct 18, 2006 by R Young | See all 3 posts
|racism or just science?||
The existence of genetic variations between different groups of Homo Sapiens is obvious to anyone with eyes. It's no more racist to notice this than it is to notice that a St Bernard and a German Shepard are different breeds of
canine. But don't take the baiting, ignorance and hysteria too... Read More
May 31, 2008 by Raymond Davis | See all 10 posts