Close Encounters with Humankind
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Join us in welcoming local author and Professor of Anthropology at UCR, Sang-Hee Lee, for a signing and reception for her new book, “Close Encounters with Humankind: A Paleoanthropologist Investigates Our Evolving Species.”
What can fossilized teeth tell us about the life expectancy of our ancient ancestors? How did farming play a problematic role in the history of human evolution? How can simple geometric comparisons of skull and pelvic fossils suggest a possible origin to our social nature? And what do we truly have in common with the Neanderthals? In this captivating international bestseller, Close Encounters with Humankind, Korea’s first paleoanthropologist, Sang-Hee Lee, explores some of our greatest evolutionary questions from new and unexpected angles. This book is the perfect read for anyone curious about where we came from and what it took to get us here. As we mine the evolutionary path to the present, Lee helps us to determine where we are heading and tackles one of our most pressing scientific questions―does humanity continue to evolve?
“With candor, clarity, brevity”
— Publishers Weekly
— Kirkus (Starred review)
This special installment in our Hot Off the Presses series is co-hosted by Cellar Door Books and the UCR Department of Anthropology.