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The Artificial Ape: How Technology Changed the Course of Human Evolution

Author: Timothy Taylor
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition (July 20, 2010)

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A breakthrough theory that tools and technology are the real drivers of human evolution.
Although humans are one of the great apes, along with chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, we are remarkably different from them. Unlike our cousins who subsist on raw food, spend their days and nights outdoors, and wear a thick coat of hair, humans are entirely dependent on artificial things, such as clothing, shelter, and the use of tools, and would die in nature without them. Yet, despite our status as the weakest ape, we are the masters of this planet. Given these inherent deficits, how did humans come out on top?

Related: Timothy Taylor is an archaeologist and anthropologist at the University of Bradford, UK. Interwiew