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Cultural Anthropology

The Dawn of Human Culture
by Richard G. Klein, Blake Edgar
Hardcover - 256 pages (May 2002)
John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471252522
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A bold new theory about what sparked the "big bang" of human culture

Why is it that Homo sapiens suddenly developed a remarkable range of new talents in a "big bang" that produced the first signs of truly human culture? Over a stunningly short period, early humans began painting sophisticated cave paintings; invented musical instruments; created jewelry and clothing; fashioned fishing poles and tackle; and even began burying their dead in ritual style. The abrupt emergence of human culture has been one of the great enigmas of human evolution: Why did all of this culture develop so fast, and what was the trigger? Now, preeminent anthropologist Richard Klein offers a compelling answer. He reexamines the archaeological evidence -- including the latest findings -- and brings in new discoveries in the study of the human brain to show that the incredibly rapid evolution of new skills was the result of a dramatic neurological change in the human brain that allowed humans to think and behave in much more sophisticated ways. A stunning, 16-page photo gallery features full-color pictures of key archeological finds, including the oldest human graveyard, the oldest human clothing, and the most ancient cave paintings

Richard G. Klein, PhD (Palo Alto, CA), is Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University and the author of The Human Career, the definitive text on the subject of the origins of human culture. Blake Edgar (San Francisco, CA) is Associate Editor of Pacific Discovery magazine, published by the California Academy of Sciences. He has written extensively for Discover, GEO, and other magazines and he is the coauthor (with Donald Johanson) of the New York Times Notable Book From Lucy to Language.
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Incorrect Thoughts : Notes on Our Wayward Culture
by John Leo
Hardcover - 327 pages (December 2000)
Transaction Pub; ISBN: 0765800381 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.94 x 9.32 x 6.37

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Yanomano: The Last Days of Eden

By Napolean A. Cagnon
Harcourt Brace, Oct. 1992
ISBN: 0156996820

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Yanomamo (Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology)
By Napolean A. Cagnon
Paperback - 165 pages 5th edition (November 1996)
Hbj College & School Div; ISBN: 0155053272 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.47 x 9.23 x 6.43
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Spirit of the Rainforest : A Yanomamo Shaman's Story
by Mark Andrew Ritchie

Paperback - 271 pages (June 1996)
Island Lake Pr; ISBN: 0964695219 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.78 x 9.01 x 6.02
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