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Bridging the Big Gap

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Science  15 Aug 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5891, pp. 914
DOI: 10.1126/science.1162481

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On Deep History and the Brain. By Daniel Lord Smail. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2008. 286 pp. $21.95, £12.95. ISBN 9780520252899. Paper, $15.95, £9.50. ISBN 9780520258129.

Drawing on neuroscience, cultural evolution, and human biology, the author agues for an approach that abandons "prehistory" and unites our recent and deep pasts.