Java Man: How Two Geologists Changed Our Understanding of Human Evolution
by Carl C. Swisher III, Garniss H. Curtis and Roger Lewin
University of Chicago Press, 2001
Paper: 978-0-226-78734-3
Library of Congress Classification GN284.6.S853 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 569.6

"'Garniss, lend me your knife for a second, will you,' I whispered." So begins Java Man, the inside story of how one discovery—a human skull found on the island of Java—by two geologists shook the foundations of science. By uncovering new evidence about the hominid known as Java man, Carl C. Swisher and Garniss H. Curtis were able to date his fossil remains at 1.7 million years, an age that stunned the scientific community because it pushed back the time when humans migrating out of Africa first reached Eurasia by nearly one million years. Cowritten by the popular science writer Roger Lewin, this is a gripping and informative account of the discovery that breathed new life into the human origins debate.

Originally published by Scribner
2000 ISBN: 0-684-80000-4

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