Smithsonian World: Tales of the Human Dawn

Dedicated to exploring the full scope of modern culture, Smithsonian World was produced by the Smithsonian Institution and WETA-TV between 1984 and 1991 and examined a variety of subjects, including the arts, humanities, science, history, and technology. "Tales of the Human Dawn" (1990) shows interviews with research scientist Steven J. Gould and author Kurt Vonnegut and visits to the Lascaux caves in France and the Galapagos Islands to shed light on our evolutionary beginnings.

Suggested References

Alland, Alexander, Jr. Human Nature: Darwin's View. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.

Bahn, Paul, and Jean Vertut. Images of the Ice Age. New York: Facts on File, 1988.

Bowler, Peter. Theories of Human Evolution: A Century of Debate, 1844-1944. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986.

Cartmill, Matt. A View to a Death in the Morning: Hunting & Nature Through History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Clark, Ronald W. The Survival of Charles Darwin. New York: Random House, 1984.

Dart, Raymond. Adventures with the Missing Link. New York: Harper and Row Publishers, 1959.

Darwin, Charles. The Descent of Man. Various editions.

Eiseley, Loren C. Darwin's Century: Evolution and the Men Who Discovered It. Doubleday Anchor Books Series. Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1961.

Gould, Stephen Jay. Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1977.

_____. The Mismeasure of Man. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1981.

Jeffers, Robinson. The Double Axe and Other Poems. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1977.

Johanson, Donald C., and Maitland A. Edey. Lucy: The Beginnings of Humankind. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981.

Landau, Misia. Narratives of Human Evolution. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991.

Lewin, Roger. Human Evolution. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company, 1984.

_____. In the Age of Mankind: A Smithsonian Book of Human Evolution. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 1988.

_____. Thread of Life: The Smithsonian Looks at Evolution. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 1982.

Potts, Richard. Early Hominid Activities at Olduvai. Foundations of Human Behavior Series. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1988.

Ruspoli, Mario. The Cave of Lascaux: The Final Photographs. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1987.

Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall. Reindeer Moon. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1987; New York: Pocket Books, Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1986.

Articles in Periodicals

Blakey, Michael L. "Skull Doctors." Critique of Anthropology 7 (Autumn 1987): 7-35.

Cartmill, Matt. "Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad - Man's Place (if Any) in Nature." Natural History 92 (November 1983): 64-79.

Cartmill, Matt, David Pilbeam, and Glynn Isaac. "One Hundred Years of Paleoanthropology." American Scientist 74 (July-August 1986): 410-20.

Conkey, Margaret. "New Approaches in the Search for Meaning? A Review of Research in `Paleolithic Art.'" Journal of Field Archaeology 14 (Winter 1987): 413-30.

Landau, Misia. "Human Evolution as Narrative." American Scientist 72 (May-June 1984): 262-68.

Landau, Misia, David Pilbeam, and Alison Richard. "Human Origins a Century After Darwin." BioScience 32 (June 1982): 507-12.

Pfeiffer, John E. "Cro-Magnon Hunters Were Really Us, Working Out Strategies for Survival." Smithsonian 17 (October 1986): 74-80+.

Putnam, John J. "The Search for Modern Humans." National Geographic 174 (October 1988): 438-77.

Weaver, K.F. "The Search for Our Ancestors." National Geographic 168 (November 1985): 559-623.


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