Author(s): Margaret Hynes
From prehistory of how humans evolved from East African apes to the building of the first cities in Mesopotamia, young readers should find this book a useful introduction to our direct ancestors. Detailed illustrations introduce the different species of early humans - from the ape-like Australopithecus to the "wise man", Homo Sapiens and full-page scenes show how our ancestors made homes and tools, hunted, created art and learned to farm. The book also answers questions such as: who were the first people, and where did they live?; how did early humans survive the extreme cold of the Ice Age?; why did the neanderthals die out?; and where were the first cities?
Margaret Hynes has written and edited many books for both children and adults during her ten years in publishing. Her printed work includes children's titles on dinosaurs, shipwrecks, football and science, plus picture atlases and a series of pre-school picture books. Adult material includes books on geography (including a number of best-selling atlases), history, travel, poster art and football. Margaret has a BA(Hons) in Geography and Anthropology.
1 TITLE 2-3 COPYRIGHT AND CONTENTS 4-5 MEET THE HUMANS 6-7 EARLY TOOLMAKERS (AUSTRALOPITHECUS, HOMO HABILIS) 8-9 THE COMING OF FIRE (HOMO ERECTUS) 10-11 THE NEANDERTHALS 12-13 THE FIRST TOOLS 14-15 WISE MAN (HOMO SAPIENS) 16-17 THE ICE AGE 18-19 EARLY ARTISTS (CAVE PAINTINGS AND CARVINGS) 20-21 A TIME OF PLENTY (THE END OF THE ICE AGE) 22-23 THE FIRST FARMERS 24-25 THE BRONZE AGE 26-27 THE IRON AGE 28-29 CIVILIZATION BEGINS (THE FIRST CITIES) 30 HOW DO WE KNOW? (ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIGS, CARBON DATING) 31 GLOSSARY 32 INDEX