Rebecca Sykes

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Príbuzní: Život, láska, smrť a umenie neandertálcov


Seba samých dokážeme naozaj pochopiť iba vtedy, keď porozumieme neandertálcom Kniha predstavuje úplnú príručku o neandertálcoch, ktorí sa od svojho objavu pred vyše 160 rokmi zmenili z neúspešných zástupcov ľudského rodokmeňa na najpopulárnejších homininov. Popredná paleolitická výskumníčka využíva svoje skúsenosti, aby sa s nami podelila o nové chápanie neandertálcov. Klišé o surovcoch odetých v handrách, ktorí obývajú zľadovatenú pustatinu, odsúva nabok a predstavuje ich ako zvedavých a bystrých znalcov svojho sveta, technologicky vynachádzavých a ekologicky prispôsobivých, predovšetkým však schopných prežiť vyše 300-tisíc rokov, ktoré charakterizovali výrazné zmeny podnebia. V čase, keď náš druh čelí najväčším výzvam vo svojich dejinách, sme posadnutí tým, čo nás robí osobitými. Lenže plánovanie, spolupráca, altruizmus, remeselná zručnosť, zmysel pre estetiku, predstavivosť a možno dokonca aj túžba po transcendentne za hranicou smrteľnosti, čiže v podstate to, čo nás definuje, bola prítomná aj u neandertálcov a ich DNA ďalej nosíme v sebe. Kniha robí pre neandertálcov to, čo pre nás spravila publikácia Yuvala Noaha Harariho o stručnej histórii ľudstva. Odhaľuje príbeh, v ktorom je naším starým spoločným dedičstvom samotné ľudstvo.
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Kindred


Beautiful, evocative, authoritative.' Professor Brian Cox 'A wonderful portrait of these enigmatic, long-lost relatives.' Professor Alice Roberts One of the Best Books of 2020, Sunday Times Kindred is the definitive guide to the Neanderthals. Since their discovery more than 160 years ago, Neanderthals have metamorphosed from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins. In Kindred, Rebecca Wragg Sykes uses her experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research to share our new understanding of Neanderthals, shoving aside cliches of rag-clad brutes in an icy wasteland. She reveals them to be curious, clever connoisseurs of their world, technologically inventive and ecologically adaptable. They ranged across vast tracts of tundra and steppe, but also stalked in dappled forests and waded in the Mediterranean Sea. Above all, they were successful survivors for more than 300,000 years, during times of massive climatic upheaval. At a time when our species has never faced greater threats, we're obsessed with what makes us special. But, much of what defines us was also in Neanderthals, and their DNA is still inside us. Planning, co-operation, altruism, craftsmanship, aesthetic sense, imagination, perhaps even a desire for transcendence beyond mortality. Kindred does for Neanderthals what Sapiens did for us, revealing a deeper, more nuanced story where humanity itself is our ancient, shared inheritance. It is only by understanding them, that we can truly understand ourselves.
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Kindred


'Beautiful, evocative, authoritative.' Professor Brian Cox 'Important reading not just for anyone interested in these ancient cousins of ours, but also for anyone interested in humanity.' Yuval Noah Harari Kindred is the definitive guide to the Neanderthals. Since their discovery more than 160 years ago, Neanderthals have metamorphosed from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins.Rebecca Wragg Sykes uses her experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research to share our new understanding of Neanderthals, shoving aside cliches of rag-clad brutes in an icy wasteland. She reveals them to be curious, clever connoisseurs of their world, technologically inventive and ecologically adaptable. Above all, they were successful survivors for more than 300,000 years, during times of massive climatic upheaval. Much of what defines us was also in Neanderthals, and their DNA is still inside us. Planning, co-operation, altruism, craftsmanship, aesthetic sense, imagination, perhaps even a desire for transcendence beyond mortality. Kindred does for Neanderthals what Sapiens did for us, revealing a deeper, more nuanced story where humanity itself is our ancient, shared inheritance.
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