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The last human : a guide to twenty-two species of extinct humans / created by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak ; text by Esteban Sarmiento, G.J. Sawyer [and] Richard Milner ; with contributions by Donald C. Johanson, Meave Leakey and Ian Tattersall.

Author Sarmiento, Esteban E.

ImprintNew Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c2007.

Physical Description:256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 28 cm.

Note: General"A Peter N. Nevraumont book."

Note: ContentForeword / by Donald C. Johanson -- We were not alone. Introduction / by Ian Tattersall -- The earliest African hominids. Morning encounters. Sahelanthropus tchadensis. Orrorin tugenensis. Ardipithecus ramidus and kadabba -- Omo, Lake Turkana, and Awash basins and the appearance of the human lineage. A much welcomed visit : Australopithecus anamensis. We are family : Kenyanthropus platyops. The first nomad? Australopithecus afarensis. Dispatching a mortal enemy : Paranthropus aethiopicus. The first tool-using scavenger? Australopithecus garhi -- The South African fossil caves sites. The animal trap : Australopithecus africanus. To live and die on the high veldt : Paranthropus robustus/crassidens -- Back to the East African Great Rift Valley and the appearance of Homo. A two leg advantage : Homo rudolfensis. The luck of the Pygmy : Homo habilis. In the shadow of man : Paranthropus boisei. When opportunity knocks : Homo ergaster -- From Africa to Asia? A handful of know-how : Homo georgicus. Eve without Adam : Homo erectus. A winter night's desperation : Homo pekinensis. An island sunset for the little people : Homo floresiensis -- Africa, Europe, and then the world. The ultimate competitor : Homo antecessor. How to grow a sugarplum tree : Homo rhodesiensis. Greed and equality : Homo heidelbergensis. Hunters and hunted : Homo neanderthalensis -- Then there was one. Homo sapiens -- Afterword / by Maeve Leakey -- Appendix 1. The search for faces of the past / by G.J. Sawyer and Viktor Deak -- Appendix 2. Portraits of prehistory : imaging our ancestors / by Richard Milner.

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Fossil hominids.
Human evolution.
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Human beings -- Origin.