The tools used to unearth the facts of our prehistoric past have not always been tangible. Each fossil discovery and new methods of analysis is met with an avalanche of debate, alternate interpretations, and the refutation of competing theories. This text is a concise and provocative look at some answers to the question "Where did we come from?".
"Roger Lewin is one of the world's finest science writers – a man who deeply understands the issues and writes with both eloquence and clarity"
- Stephen Jay Gould
Prelude to "Homo Sapiens"; prelude to the modern debate; two models; mitochondrial eve; the archaeology of modern humans; symbolism and images; language and modern human origins.
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