Book cover of Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils by Lydia Pyneby Lydia Pyne
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An irresistible journey of discovery, science, history, and myth making, told through the lives and afterlives of seven famous human ancestors

Over the last century, the search for human ancestors has spanned four continents and resulted in the discovery of hundreds of fossils. While most of these discoveries live quietly in museum collections, there are a few that have become world-renowned celebrity personas—ambassadors of science that speak to public audiences. In Seven Skeletons, historian of science Lydia Pyne explores how seven such famous fossils of our ancestors have the social cachet they enjoy today.

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Famous Fossils w/ Lydia Pyne
10/31/16            70 min


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