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Born in Africa

Born in Africa

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From the author of The State of Africa: a dramatic account of the exploits of scientists striving to uncover the mysteries of human origins.


Africa does not give up its secrets easily. Buried there lie answers about the origins of humankind. After a century of investigation, scientists have transformed our understanding about the beginnings of human life. But vital clues still remain hidden. In Born in Africa, Martin Meredith follows the trail of discoveries about human origins made by scientists over the last hundred years, recounting their intense rivalry, personal feuds and fierce controversies as well as their feats of skill and endurance. The results have been momentous. Scientists have identified more than twenty species of extinct humans. They have firmly established Africa as the birthplace not only of humankind but also of modern humans. They have revealed how early technology, language ability and artistic endeavour all originated in Africa; and they have shown how small groups of Africans spread out from Africa in an exodus sixty thousand years ago to populate the rest of the world.

Additional Information

Book Condition N/A
SKU 9781868423644
Author Martin Meredith
Dimensions 153 mm x 234 mm
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 432
Published Date 1 Mar 2011
Publisher Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Language English
Genre Social Studies: General
Series N/A