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“Centered on some provocative questions about the evolutionary development of the human mind.” (Ancient History Encyclopedia)

About the Author

Robin Dunbar is head of the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group at the University of Oxford. He has published numerous books including Grooming Gossip and the Evolution of Language (2004), The Human Story (2005), How Many Friends Does One Person Need?: Dunbar’s Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks (2011), The Science of Love (2012) and The Science of Love and Betrayal (2013).

Clive Gamble is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton. His publications include Origins and Revolutions: Human Identity in Earliest Prehistory (2007) and Archaeology: The Basics (2007).

John Gowlett is Professor of Archaeology at Liverpool University. He has published numerous articles and contributions within edited volumes.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (June 17, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500051801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500051801
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #620,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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On the the two best books on human evolution (the other is Dunbar's Human Evolution). An excellent and up-to-date introduction to the topic.
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It has helped me further understand my species in perspective and that we are not here forever. Nobody was.
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it is a Dunbar... ins't it?
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Interesting view of how human nature is now and how our brain rather small community relationships but our imagination has allowed us to have compueter (to send this review for intance) or even reach the moon.
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