Archaeology, Paleontology, Prehistory All books
The Metamorphoses of Humans
A light shed by prehistory on the profound nature of humans, their relationship to the natural world, their appetite for conquest, but also their passion for challenges and their inventiveness.
Mrs Neanderthal Meets Homo sapiens
This enthralling fable is the springboard for Pascal Picq’s questionings about today’s world and its contradictions
Narcissus and the Greek City
In this remarkable, erudite and beautifully written investigation, a renowned expert in Ancient Greek history sets out to uncover the true historic origins of a familiar figure from Greek mythology — Narcissus.
Juan Luis Arsuaga
The Neanderthal Necklace Our Ancestors of the Ice Age
The conflict between Neanderthal man and Homo Sapiens during the European Ice Age is told here by Juan Luis Arsuaga, one of Europes most eminent pre-historians. Why did the stronger, better adapted Neanderthal become extinct, while our ancestors flourished? How can this critical phase in human development be explained? The tragic story of the extinction of this species so like and yet unlike our own can help us to understand our human strengths and assets. It would seem that we are here because Neanderthal man is dead... Juan Luis Arsuaga is a professor of palaeontology at the University of Madrid and a lecturer at University College London.
Neanderthal Man as he truly was; an innovative and enthralling book, which takes us on a journey through space and time with our “human brother.”
Maurice Taieb, Doris Barboni
Once Upon a Time There Was Lucy
The discovery of Lucy told to children by one of her historic discoverers. Illustrations by Cécile Gambini.
Origins of Man: Origins of a Man Memoirs
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.
The Past of the Present A Prehistorian’s Chronicles
Will Homo sapiens know how to adapt too? What lessons can we learn from the creatures that preceded us on Earth, and from what they were capable of doing? Who better than Yves Coppens can make us aware of the amazing relevance of the past from which we have all sprung?
Jean Guilaine, Chantal Alibert
Paul Tournal, The Inventor Of Prehistory
A clear and accessible account of the obstacles endured by the inventor of prehistory, in particular in overcoming disbelief in the existence of fossilised human remains.
The Present of the Past 4 Pastilles of Prehistory
A lively introduction to the basics of Prehistory that is both informative and entertaining
The Present of the Past to the Third Power Prehistoric News
Yves Coppens reveals the latest archaeological findings and recreates prehistoric life with amazing precision
In these short essays, Yves Coppens makes us discover the most recent findings in prehistory. A masterly lesson.
Protohistory The Awakening of the West (7000-2000 BCE)
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
Rites of the Afterlife
Humans define themselves in the way they relate to death. Funerary rites are the manifestation of this essential relationship to the afterlife
The Scholar, the Fossil, and the Prince From the Lab to Palaces
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.
The Savage and Prehistory, the White Man’s Mirror
Throughout history how has Western man regarded human beings that differ from him?
War in Prehistory
A fascinating journey to the origins of violence among humans
We are all Africans In search of the first man
The book gives a lively account of the life of a palaeontologist, with descriptions of excavations and findings.