Fairweather Eden: Life Half a Million Years Ago as Revealed by the Excavations at Boxgrove

Fairweather Eden Life Half a Million Years Ago as Revealed by the Excavations at Boxgrove In archaeologist Mark Roberts and his team found a human shinbone that turned out to be years old and thus marked the discovery of Europe s oldest known man Fairweather Eden is the story

  • Title: Fairweather Eden: Life Half a Million Years Ago as Revealed by the Excavations at Boxgrove
  • Author: Michael W. Pitts
  • ISBN: 9780880642477
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1993 archaeologist Mark Roberts and his team found a human shinbone that turned out to be 500,000 years old and thus marked the discovery of Europe s oldest known man Fairweather Eden is the story, through the eyes of those involved, of over ten years of archaeological excavations at Boxgrove in Sussex, England, the world s best preserved early human site, the discoIn 1993 archaeologist Mark Roberts and his team found a human shinbone that turned out to be 500,000 years old and thus marked the discovery of Europe s oldest known man Fairweather Eden is the story, through the eyes of those involved, of over ten years of archaeological excavations at Boxgrove in Sussex, England, the world s best preserved early human site, the discovery of which is causing a major shift in our understanding of the true origins of humankind It reveals our earliest ancestors to have been hominids who were far sophisticated than the primitive beasts they were believed to have been, able to craft complicated tools and to track and kill dangerous game.

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    1. This is a fascinating account of a fascinating site: one of the earliest known sites of human activity in the UK. Eartham Pit, Boxgrove is an internationally significant site and it had a lot to tell us about Palaeolithic humans. Don’t be fooled into thinking that because we don’t know much about the people who made the site it’s going to be a boring read: it’s interspersed with the story of the excavation itself and the scientific analysis that went into discovering what happened there. [...]

    2. An absorbing read about a ground-breaking dig (no pun intended). There's a great deal of fascinating background information plus a very brave attempt to recreate a day in the life of Homo Erectus in S' England half a million years ago.

    3. pitts with mark roberts. these authors discuss the archeology of a 500,000 year old raised beach in s. england. although not up to t rex or "lucy" standards it is fairly well done and makes a case for the age of modern man.

    4. a fascinating snapshot of deep past Britain, Paleontology and the dedication and hard work of the scientists involved.

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