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The Invisible Sex

“Homo Ergaster‘s diminished sexual dimorphism” does not ¬†sound like a phrase from a book called The Invisible Sex– but it is. As in Adovasio’s and Page’s earlier book, a chatty style (in spite of the quote above) conveys a whole … Continue reading

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“Know yourself”- Human Origins

Back in 1966 at Corpus Christi College, where I was a part-time student, a lecturer on the Bible (Peter De Rosa) walked to the podium flourishing a picture. “This is Adam,” be began. “He was four foot tall and black … Continue reading

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The First Americans: J.M.Adovasio and Jake Page

Last year we were taken to visit the Meadowcroft Rockshelter, near Pittsburgh: little known, but important enough to have re-written the bits of history I picked up long ago.¬†Now, in Pennsylvania, I find a book left at my daughter’s by … Continue reading

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The past is a foreign country…

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England takes you on a trip to the fourteenth century in England. Ian Mortimer shows you people in ordinary life doing ordinary things: this is neither an academic attempt to pass on knowledge of … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs (again)

Why do kids find dinosaurs so interesting? It’s almost like a developmental stage in early childhood. If I had blogged all the dinosaur books I had read with grandson in the last few months (from “Grandpa’s Dinosaur” to “Dinosaur Museum”) … Continue reading

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1491: Charles C. Mann. Do we know what we think we know?

When I was a child, we went to “the pictures” on Saturday mornings. A cartoon was usually followed by a cowboy picture ( we didn’t call them movies). My first crush was on Trigger. I watched Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy … Continue reading

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