Viking snaps up Higham's take on archaeological discoveries about humanity

Viking snaps up Higham's take on archaeological discoveries about humanity

Viking will publish a book about the species of humans 50,000 years ago and how the genetic trajectory affects our health today by archaeological scientist Tom Higham.

World English rights were acquired to The World Before Us from Joanna Swainson at Hardman & Swainson. It will be published in hardback in spring 2021.

“50,000 years ago, we were not the only species of human in the world,” the synopsis reads. “There were at least four others, including the Neanderthals, who occupied Europe, the Near East and parts of Eurasia; the enigmatic Homo floresiensis, or ‘Hobbits’, from the island of...

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