Born in Africa

The Quest for the Origins of Human Life

By Martin Meredith
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781586486631, 288pp.)

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

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From the author of The Fate of Africa: a dramatic account of the exploits of anthropologists, archaeologists, and other scientists striving to uncover the mysteries of human origins




About the Author

Martin Meredith is a journalist, biographer, and historian who has written extensively on Africa and its recent history. He is the author of many books including The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence; Mugabe: Power, Plunder, and the Struggle for Zimbabwe, and Mandela: A Biography. He lives near Oxford, England.




NPR
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Anthropologists and archeologists long believed humans evolved in Asia. So when a set of hominid remains was discovered in Africa, it took a while for the find to stick. In Born in Africa, author Martin Meredith details the battles in the search for the origins of human life. More at NPR.org

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