: Homo Britannicus: The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain ( Allen Lane Science) (): Chris Stringer: Books. Homo Britannicus. The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain. Chris Stringer. London: Allen Lane, Penguin Group, , pp. (hardback), £ ISBN . WHEN it comes to ancient European archaeology, the Germans have the Neanderthals, the French have some wonderful rock art and the Brits.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was hoping for a really thorough read about Neanderthals, homo erectus, and homo sapiens in Britain in the Stone Age.
If you have the slightest interest in Britain’s distant origins, I would recommend this. Jul 06, Hoo rated it really liked it Shelves: This book didn’t really deliver what it promised: Every few years, workmen there have dug up a fossil bone or two, or have found some crumbling stone tools: Professor Chris Stringer, the author of the book and the UK’s foremost expert on human origins at the Natural History Museum in London found the mistake “amusing”.
Apr uomo, Nigel Allen rated it really liked it. Aug 21, Gary Bonn rated it it was amazing. Then inLord hit paydirt.
Thus those Lynford axes, and butchered bones, were left behind by men and women on a relatively rare visit to Britain. In How about that? The book is great, not beautifully written, neither capturing. Two other posibble routs have been proposed as will via north Africa into southern Europe. Subtitled ‘A son’s journey into the history and science of cancer’, the book interweaves two very different narratives: Books by Chris Stringer. The book is very readable and not hard going at all in any one section, but the style does seem disjointed at times and the many strands of evidence, while presented well, aren’t always tied together to create a fully coherent picture – or at least that is where the effort on the part of the reader is needed.
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However, the final chapter of this book offsets the rest of the content at least for myself as it tenuously links the focus of the book into the phenomenon of ‘global warming’. What we risk destroying through our continued pumping of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, in addition to our many other environmental crimes, is revealed in Planet Earththe book of the David Attenborough series that recently ended its glorious run on BBC TV. Stringer discusses climate, flora, fauna, and archaeological work, but I was hoping for more on the actual people.
Feb 11, Paul rated it it was hritannicus Shelves: For those of us more accustomed to red squirrels and “spits and In Homo Britannicus, Stringer explores the very early human occupation of Britain, from the first evidence of hominid activity someyears ago to the arrival of modern humans about 12, years ago. This was the pacemaker of the ice age Homo Floressiensis: Jun britnanicus, Nikki rated it liked it Shelves: It’s that homo word again. Yes we’re all screwed if we don’t lift our game.
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It’s a short book and not detailed, so I had to read outside the book every now and then. He devotes much of the book to revealing the key fossil sites, and pieces together the evidence from these different locations to create a picture of the first hominids to inhabit Britain.
Not surprisingly, our predecessors legged it for Spain and the south of France. But it is not what I expected from this book. I still recommend it though. A book about prehistoric hominids in Britain. Sep 25, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book explains the archaeological evidence found so far and how that fits with our knowledge of the major climatic shifts over the past million years, and in turn how those impacted on the natural world in which man tried to survive.
I feel it would have served this book better to have had this climate change chapter as an ‘Afterword’. Didn’t want it to end. I loved the mos That was quiet a journey, despite how short it was. However like other books on this topic that I’ve read, it got a little dry, and a speculative last chapter on climate change also felt a bit out of place, i. Essentially the book describes various sites and what was found there which have enabled construction of a prehistoric timeframe for human occupation in Europe.
Homo Britannicus: The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain by Chris Stringer
How did they survive? Who were the Homk The tools, their edges still razor sharp, looked new. Nor is it hard to pinpoint why they were reluctant to hang about. Homo Britannicus by Chris Stringer.
He also currently directs the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project, aimed at reconstructing the first detailed history of how and when Britain was occupied by early humans.
Despite the ostensible subject-matter, for me the main interest lay in the explanation of the widely – and at times very suddenly – varying climate briyannicus the last million years or so, and the effects of that on the geog A book about prehistoric hominids in Britain.
Our record for coping with climatic change has not been good What we risk destroying through our continued pumping of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, in addition to our many other environmental crimes, is revealed in Planet Earththe book of the David Attenborough series that recently ended its glorious run britnnicus BBC TV.
The Natural History Museum’s website says of the book: Chris Stringer takes us back to when it was britahnicus tropical we lived here alongside hippos, elephants and sabre-toothed tigers or to times so cold we hunted reindeer and mammoth, and to others even colder when we were forced to flee a wall of ice. Stringer takes gomo reader along a fascinating road of discovery that has provided our current unde Excellent read this!