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Explaining Human Origins

By: Wiktor Stockzkowski

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2002 | #132118 | ISBN: 052165730X
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About this book

Argues that theories of human origins, as developed by archaeologists and anthropologists over 200 years are structurally similar to Western folk theories, and anticipates that science will in time produce more reliable theories.


Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Prehistory and the conditioned imagination; 3. Anthropogenesis and science; 4. In search of causes; 5. A double game.

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Biography

Wiktor Stoczkowski (b.1959) was trained as a prehistoric archaeologist and ethnologist and, later, as an historian of science. He is lecturer in anthropology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, is director of Groupe de recherches sur les savoirs (EHESS) and research member of Laboratoire d'anthropologie sociale. His publications include Anthropologie naive, anthropologie savante (1994), Aux origines de l'humanite: Anthologie (1996), and Des Hommes, des extraterrestres et des dieux (1999), and numerous articles.

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