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The Bone Readers: Science and Politics in Human Origins Research

By: Claudio Tuniz, Richard Gillespie and Cheryl Jones

256 pages, Col plates, figs, b/w illus

Left Coast Press

Paperback | Sep 2009 | #184284 | ISBN-13: 9781598744750
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The Eve Hypothesis, a dogma among researchers in human origins for the past two decades, is coming under increasing challenge by a new generation of researchers. This group of scholars have been studying the earliest human remains, their chemistry and DNA, their extinct floral and faunal contemporaries, and the geologic layers in which they were found. Focusing on anomalous discoveries in Australia, the Pacific islands and the Americas, the authors challenge the reigning hypothesis of modern human origins.

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Claudio Tuniz is a world-renowned expert in geochronology using particle accelerators. He is Assistant Director of UNESCO's International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. Richard Gillespie built a radiocarbon laboratory at the University of Sydney before taking up research positions at Oxford University, the University of Arizona and the Australian National University. He is an authority on dating bones and shells, with wide fieldwork experience in Africa, North America and Australia. Cheryl Jones is a science journalist who for many years has covered developments in Australian prehistory for international and Australian media, including The Australian Financial Review, The Canberra Times and The Bulletin.

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