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A book by one of the most renowned specialists of the protohistoric period, to help understand women’s place in the first sedentary societies of the Neolithic period.
An accessible, compelling assessment of what has been learned concerning the relationships between the sexes/genders from an evolutionary point of view.
A storyteller with amazing talent, a scientist who is happy to reveal to the greatest of figures other facets of his personality: adventurous, refined, and full of humor.
From prehistory to history, descriptions of funeral rituals, known or less so, with first-hand documentation.
By one of the preeminent specialists in protohistory, the tale of a simple passion for archeology in the Mediterranean region, fed by a deep attachment to the peasant world and to childhood.
Richly illustrated, the memoirs of a great paleontologist, a man of exceptional breadth and an indefatigable story-teller, world-renowned prehistorian, and award-winning French scientist. The story of a life dedicated entirely to studying, explaining, reconstituting, understanding, telling about, and conveying the history of human beings, and the mystery of our origins.
An original, in-depth, richly-documented study of menhirs and dolmens, of the “religion” of the people of the Neolithic, of the origins of political power, and of the organization of social hierarchy
An analysis of natural selection, the evolution of societies, and adaptation to climate and the environment. A different way of looking at history, by questioning what ensures the survival of certain societies facing extreme natural conditions as well as invasions and colonization.
A reference work, lavishly illustrated, on one of the most essential subjects in the history of mankind. The author is one of the greatest paleontologists of the time, and a passionate researcher. The domestication of fire is a subject of interest to a wide public.
Yves Coppens reveals the latest archaeological findings and recreates prehistoric life with amazing precision
In forty years, the genealogical tree of human evolution has grown so extensively that it now spans six million years.
How did our ancestors think? What did they feel? How did they live?