The Bone Readers: Atoms, Genes and the Politics of Australia's Deep Past
This is a fascinating and entertaining exploration of the facts and myths surrounding Australia's ancient past. Understanding human history and evolution has always been a contentious issue, but now, with ever more refined techniques, scientists are able to describe ancient landscapes and the early humans and animals that inhabited them in previously unimaginable detail.
At the forefront of this research is Australia, a country with an incredibly ancient history - much of which is only just coming to light.
"Bone Readers" is a fascinating and thoroughly entertaining volume that examines the facts and myths about Australia's past - including how and when first humans arrived, what modern DNA can tell us about the origin of Australian Aborigines, who or what killed off the country's giant marsupials, and much, much more.
Bringing to life a hidden world of colorful characters, passionate debate, and some truly unusual ideas, and featuring interviews with many of the world's leading scientist, this is a must-have for anyone interested in the origins of human life.