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Tools and Human Evolution

Presenting a series of articles on the human species, with special reference to its origins. It is now clear that tools antedate man, and that their use by prehuman primates gave rise to Homo sapiens

By Sherwood L. Washburn

The Origin of Speech

Man is the only animal that can communicate by means of abstract symbols. Yet this ability shares many features with communication in other animals, and has arisen from these more primitive systems

By Charles F. Hockett

The Distribution of Man

Homo sapiens arose In the Old World, but has since become the most widely distributed of all animal species. In the process he has differentiated into three principal strains

By William W. Howells

The Human Population

In the short span of his existence man has come to consume more food than all other land animals put together. This raises the question of how many men the earth can support

By Edward S. Deevey


  • 50 and 100 Years Ago: September 1960

  • The Authors

  • The Origin of Society

  • Science and the Citizen: September 1960

  • The Agricultural Revolution

  • The Origin of Cities

  • The Scientific Revolution

  • The Present Evolution of Man

  • The Amateur Scientist

  • Letters

    Letters to the Editors, September 1960

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  • Mathematical Recreation

    Mathematical Games

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September 1960

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