Them and Us : How Neanderthal Predation Created Modern Humans
This accessible, intelligent and page turning read sheds new light on how Neanderthals evolved and the origins of human behavior, uncovering what it means to be a modern human in the 21st century. Neanderthal Predation (NP) theory begins with a radical new assessment of Neanderthal behavioral ecology by pulling together new archaeological and genetic evidence, showing they weren't docile omnivores, but savage, cannibalistic carnivores - top flight predators of the stone age; Apex predators at the top of the food chain, and what happened next - when humans became prey. "Danny Vendramini presents a truly unique and innovative picture of the role of Neandertal predation in human evolution...Vendramini pulls together countless different threads of scientific evidence to re-cast Neanderthals as "apex predators," proverbial "wolves with knives" who were effective rivals with our ancestors.... It has been a long time since I read a book about human evolution that I enjoyed so much." Associate Professor John J. Shea. Stony Brook University, New York.
- Paperback | 366 pages
- 155.96 x 235 x 20.32mm | 539.77g
- 13 Sep 2014
- Kardoorair Press
- Armidale, NSW, Australia
- b&w images& diagrams
About Danny Vendramini
Danny Vendramini was born in Alice Springs, in the Australian outback. He had successful careers in a number of fields - as a theatre director, TV producer and award-winning film director and scriptwriter - before turning to evolutionary biology. As an atheist and Darwinian scholar, Vendramini's work is anchored in evidence based research and deduction, but ultimately it is his artistic imagination and scientific creativity that distinguishes his evolutionary theories.