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  • The Rise of Humans: Great Scientific Debates

  • By: John Hawks, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: John Hawks
  • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
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Trying to understand our human origins has always been a fundamental part of who we are. Today, with the help of dramatic archaeological discoveries and groundbreaking advancements in technology and scientific understanding, we are closer than we've ever been to learning the true story. In recent decades, it has been the science of paleoanthropology that has led the investigation, helping us make sense of this controversial subject and providing us with a richer understanding of our origins.

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  • Fascinating and Exciting

  • By Sarah S on 06-26-15

Great walk-through paleontology debates

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Reviewed: 02-12-19

Great explanations on how paleontologist study fossils and compare them with us, including classic and genetic evidences. Some of the debates the professor mentioned I did not even know they were debates at all. Very easy to listen to, highly recommended.