We, Hominids: an Anthropological Detective Story

Frank Westerman

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In We, Hominids, one of Holland’s greatest non-fiction writers hunts down answers to humanity’s most fundamental questions- Who are we? What makes us different from animals? With an ancient skull as his starting point, he travels the globe, tracing the search for the first human being- the missing link between humans and apes.

Westerman introduces us to the world of skull hunters – leading experts in our fossil ancestry – and astutely reconsiders the work of illustrious anthropologists, in the light of new DNA technology and the rise of female scientists. In this utterly original book, Westerman discovers a plethora of origin hypotheses and shows how any theory of who we are and where we come from is coloured by the zeitgeist. He urges for a more critical approach, so that we are no longer doomed to continuously review what we think we know. Still, Westerman emphasises the importance of evidence- \”The facts cling to me and I cling to the facts. I will continue to pick them up, turn them around and illuminate them with the headlamp of my imagination.\”

We, Hominids is a compelling mixture of reportage, travelogue and essay – reminiscent of Bruce Chatwin or Ryszard Kapuscinski – written by a brilliant storyteller and thinker.

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ISBN – 9781760642495
Publisher – Schwartz Books Pty, Limited
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 03/08/2021
Categories – Society and Equality

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