Born in Africa
The Quest for the Origins of Human Life
By Martin Meredith
(PublicAffairs, Paperback, 9781610391054, 288pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
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A lucid summary of the current scientific thinking on the origins of humanity. . . Meredith manages to assemble a cogent and compelling narrative from the occasionally messy history of paleoanthropology.” The Washington Post
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 and Diamonds, Gold, and War. He lives near Oxford, England.
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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