The Origin of Humankind
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This volume deals with one of the most fascinating topics in world science today. Some of its important areas - from paleontology to genetics have yielded the most striking contributions. However, it also has aspects that transcend science, and probe deeply into domains that do not pertain to scientific culture proper, e.g. religion and philosophy. The volume will bring together contributions from a very distinguished group of palaeontologists and geneticists: they present an update of knowledge on the topic, the "Out-of-Africa" theory; the demise of the Neanderthal, perhaps the most fascinating anthropological enigma; the Italian scene.