Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species

Version: Unabridged
Author: Sang-Hee Lee , Shin-Young Yoon
Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
Genres: Science & Technology, Social Science
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Published In: February 2018
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 12 hours
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What can fossilized teeth tell us about our ancient life expectancy? What can big data on fossils reveal about farming's problematic role in human evolution? How can simple geometric comparisons of skull and pelvic fossils suggest an origin to our social nature? In Close Encounters with Humankind, paleoanthropologist Sang-Hee Lee explores some of our biggest evolutionary questions from unexpected new angles. Through a series of entertaining, bite-sized chapters, we gain new perspectives into our first hominin ancestors, our first steps on two feet, our first forays into toolmaking and hunting, and of course our continuing evolution.

Author Details

Author Details

Lee, Sang-Hee

Sang-Hee Lee is a professor of anthropology and associate dean of the college of humanities, arts, and social sciences at UC Riverside, and lives in Riverside, California. She earned her MA and PhD in anthropology from the University of Michigan.