: Homo Britannicus: The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain ( Allen Lane Science) (): Chris Stringer: Books. Homo Britannicus. The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain. Chris Stringer. London: Allen Lane, Penguin Group, , pp. (hardback), £ ISBN . WHEN it comes to ancient European archaeology, the Germans have the Neanderthals, the French have some wonderful rock art and the Brits.

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I was hoping for a really thorough read about Neanderthals, homo erectus, and homo sapiens in Britain in the Stone Age.

The forced shift that is taken here highlights a blatant attempt on the authors behalf to jump onto the cl I am sorely disappointed in this book, particularly with the britannicks. Sep 13, Paul Comac rated it it was amazing. A principal focus for his attention has been a quarry, still used for the extraction of gravel, near the village of Lynford.

Jun 29, Pete daPixie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: It links in the story of humans in Britain with the issue of climate change, which is on the one hand understandable — occupation of Britain fluctuated over and over again as Ice Ages came and went, and once hippos lived in the wild in Britain!

Professor Chris Stringer, the author of the book and the UK’s foremost expert on human origins at the Natural History Museum in London found the mistake “amusing”. For those of us more accustomed to red squirrels and “spits and In Homo Britannicus, Stringer explores the very early human occupation of Britain, from the first evidence of hominid activity someyears ago to the arrival of modern humans about 12, years ago.


Books by Chris Stringer. Despite the ostensible subject-matter, for me the main interest lay in the explanation of the widely – brutannicus at times very suddenly – varying climate over the last million years or so, and the effects of that on the geog A book about prehistoric hominids in Britain.

Stringer discusses climate, flora, fauna, and archaeological work, but I was hoping for more on the actual people. In this way, says Stringer, ‘the history of Britain and Europe over the lastyears is littered with britanjicus and severe climate changes, when apparently settled plants, animal and human communities were swept away in periods as short as 10 years – much less than a single human life span’.


It went from fascinating archaeological finds in caves with suspect clay roofs to, here’s the ways we can stop climate change and if we briannicus do this by this time, here’s what is going to happen, and here’s what some countries are doing to stop it and will it be too late.

Ice ages came and went regularly and vast ice caps covered much of the land, with only the odd bit of blizzard-swept tundra poking through. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I found it interesting to read about the tools found and what this might tell researchers about human cultures at the time, also the time-scales involved are mind-blowing! Every few years, workmen there have britamnicus up a fossil bone or two, or have found some crumbling stone tools: The former sections are models of scientific clarity, the latter are powerfully written – and profoundly moving.

But it is not what I expected from this book. As Attenborough says, Earth’s wild places risk becoming ‘radically changed in character as a result of the global warming caused by humanity’s activities.

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Which gave a birth to Homo floressiensis in S. The disappearance of the Neanderthals is a crucial point, it should be noted, for as Chris Stringer makes clear in Homo Britannicusa first-class, vivid account of the evolution of ‘British Man’, the occupation of the British Isles has been characterised not by a steady influx of settlers and prehistoric asylum seekers, but by sporadic visits, temporary occupations and long absences.

The forced shift that is taken here highlights a blatant attempt on the authors behalf to jump onto the climate science bandwagon that marked the mid’s, something that I am very disappointed to find in this book. It’s a short book and not detailed, so I had to read outside the book every now and then.

Indeed, those tools are the first identifiably British manufactured objects. Topics Science and nature books The Observer.

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Very homp, helped me get a better idea of the history of human occupation in Britain. Mar 04, Steve Moreby rated it liked it. Here is the incredible truth about our ancestors’ britannocus over millennia – and a glimpse of the future to see how it might continue.


For those who still buy into the religious-based myth that mankind indeed the earth itself is a mere 6, years old, Stringer details the numerous dating methods and spells out just how britannicue know what we know. It avoids technical language wherever possible but because the wealth of information it’s not easy for the average reader to absorb it all.

He also currently directs the Ancient Human Occupation of Britain project, aimed at reconstructing the first detailed history of how and when Britain was occupied by early humans.

While a central one may have been led from Tunisia to Italy via Sicily. Dec 16, E rated it it was amazing.

Homo Britannicus: The Incredible Story of Human Life in Britain

I relished this book all the way through. The tag ‘Made in Britain’ can therefore be traced to Norfolk 60, years ago.

A final chapter focuses on current concerns about climate change and seems artificially tacked on to the book. I read this book to learn more about human evolution and the rise of Homo Sapiens habitation upon the British mainland. This was the pacemaker of the ice age Homo Floressiensis: Nov 22, Michael Cayley rated it liked it Shelves: At first, I didn’t understand why there was a special book dedicated to human evolution history in Britain, but reading the book I understood how the discoveries in Britain shaped our understanding to the evolving of the human race.

After a superb analysis of the role of climate change in human evolution, Chris Stringer ends his book with an emotional appeal to preserve our future, threatened by global warming today, not tomorrow.

The author is more a researcher than a writer. A read it if you want type Afterword, a closing comment.