31 October 1996
Show More African Exodus: The Origins of Modern Humanity by Chris Stringer and Robin McKie.
Cape, 267 pp., £18.99, March 1996, 0 224 03771 4Show More
Humans before Humanity by Robert Foley.
Blackwell, 238 pp., £25, December 1995, 0 631 17087 1Show More
The Day before Yesterday: Five Million Years of Human History by Colin Tudge.
Cape, 390 pp., £18.99, January 1996, 0 224 03772 2Show More
The Wisdom of Bones: In Search of Human Origins by Alan Walker and Pat Shipman.
Weidenfeld, 270 pp., £18.99, April 1996, 0 297 81670 5Show More
The Neanderthal Enigma: Solving the Mystery of Modern Human Origins by James Shreeve.
Viking, 369 pp., £20, May 1996, 0 670 86638 5Show More
“... modern human behaviour. Faint anticipations of this, in isolated communities, which came to nothing, suggest that long-range interchange was necessary to keep culture going. This kind of interaction, JamesShreeve suggests in The Neanderthal Enigma, explains much of modern human behaviour, especially the tendency towards notions of tribal self-definition. Neanderthals did not range far from home, so ...”