Juan Luis ARSUAGA

El collar del neandertal

Temas de Hoy, 1999 | The Neanderthal’s Necklace

Translations

Spanish World, Destino – 2019 / Temas de Hoy - 1999; Catalan World, Columna; Brazil, Globo; Croatia, Izvori; France, Odile Jacob; Germany, Europa Verlag; The Netherlands, Wereldbibliotheek; Italy, tk; Japan, Shinhyoron; Poland, Znak; Portugal, Gradiva; UK, John Wiley & Sons; US, Four Walls Eight Windows.

Synopsis

Neanderthals are at the center of this compelling narrative by Europe’s leading anthropologist, not because they were our ancestors but because they were not. Members of a parallel humanity that evolved in Europe for hundreds of thousands of years, they were in direct competition with Cro-Magnons — modern humans. The way Neanderthals lived and the reasons why they disappeared 50,000 years ago offer a surprising mirror in which we can examine and learn more about ourselves. Illustrated, concise and readable, this is a fascinating exploration of human origins.