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The Resource Cro-Magnon : how the Ice Age gave birth to the first modern humans, Brian Fagan

Cro-Magnon : how the Ice Age gave birth to the first modern humans, Brian Fagan

Label
Cro-Magnon : how the Ice Age gave birth to the first modern humans
Title
Cro-Magnon
Title remainder
how the Ice Age gave birth to the first modern humans
Statement of responsibility
Brian Fagan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cro-Magnons were the first fully modern Europeans--not only the creators of the stunning cave paintings at Lascaux and elsewhere, but the most adaptable and technologically inventive people that had yet lived on earth. The prolonged encounter between the Cro-Magnons and the archaic Neanderthals, between 45,000 and 30,000 years ago, was one of the defining moments of history. The Neanderthals survived for some 15,000 years in the face of the newcomers, but were finally pushed aside by the Cro-Magnons' vastly superior intellectual abilities and cutting-edge technologies. What do we know about this remarkable takeover? Who were these first modern Europeans and what were they like? How did they manage to thrive in such an extreme environment? And what legacy did they leave behind them after the cold millennia? This is the story of a little known, yet seminal, chapter of human experience.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
JRG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fagan, Brian M
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN286.3
LC item number
.F34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cro-Magnons
  • Human evolution
  • Glacial epoch
  • Neanderthals
  • Prehistoric peoples
Label
Cro-Magnon : how the Ice Age gave birth to the first modern humans, Brian Fagan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With a new preface by the author" -- cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Momentous encounters -- Neanderthal ancestors -- Neanderthals and their world -- The quiet people -- The ten thousandth grandmother -- Great mobility -- The realm of the Lion Man -- Fat, flints, and furs -- The Gravettians -- The power of the hunt -- The Magdalenians -- The challenge of warming
Control code
ocn726959637
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Paperback ed.
Extent
xxiv, 295 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781608194056
Lccn
2009025242
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)726959637
Label
Cro-Magnon : how the Ice Age gave birth to the first modern humans, Brian Fagan
Publication
Note
"With a new preface by the author" -- cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Momentous encounters -- Neanderthal ancestors -- Neanderthals and their world -- The quiet people -- The ten thousandth grandmother -- Great mobility -- The realm of the Lion Man -- Fat, flints, and furs -- The Gravettians -- The power of the hunt -- The Magdalenians -- The challenge of warming
Control code
ocn726959637
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Paperback ed.
Extent
xxiv, 295 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781608194056
Lccn
2009025242
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)726959637

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