Please find your suggested introductory reading list here:
Archaeology Recommended Reading
Readings for students interested in Biological Anthropology (now taught as one of several specialist streams in the Archaeology Tripos).
- Tattersall, I. (2012) Masters of the Planet. MacMillan Press.
- Stringer, C. (2011) The Origin of Our Species. Allen Lane
- Diamond, J. (2012) The World until Yesterday. Penguin
- Mesoudi, A. (2011) Cultural Evolution. Univ. Chicago Press
- Nishida, T. (2012) Chimpanzees of the Lakeshore. Cambridge Univ. Press
- Wynn, T. & Coolidge, F.L. (2012) How To Think like a Neandertal. Oxford Univ. Press
- Lieberman, D. (2013). The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease, Penguin Books Limited.
- de Waal, F. (2013) The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism among the Primates. WW Norton, New York.
- de Waal, F. (2016). Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, Granta Publications.
- Wrangham, R. (2010) Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human. Profile Books, London.
- Cochran, G. and H. Harpending (2009). The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution, Basic Books.
- Martin, R. (2013) How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction. Basic Books, New York.
- Richard Dawkins' books remain classic and topics of debate, so are worth a look too.
E. DeMarrais, Director of Studies, Churchill College
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