Table of Contents for Last Lost World : Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene


Prologue: Mossel Bay, South Africa 1(6)
Part 1 HOW THE PLEISTOCENE GOT ITS ICE
Chapter 1 Rift
7(9)
African Rift
Renaissance Rift
Past Imperfect
Chapter 2 Ice
16(24)
Ice Age
The Ice Cometh and Goeth
Eiszeit and Zeitgeist
Chapter 3 Story
40(21)
The Geographic Narrative: From Big Chill to Spark Within
The Genomic Narrative: Not in the Stars, but in Ourselves
The Cultural Narrative: The Gloss of Temperament
Part 2 THE GREAT GAME
Chapter 4 Footnotes to Plato
61(26)
True to Type
Antecedents and Analogues
Origins: The Beginnings of the Ends
Chapter 5 Out of Africa
87(27)
Parallel Paths of the Past
Erectus Unbound: Quest for Fire
The Orthogenesis of an Idea
Chapter 6 Missing Links
114(40)
Forging the Chain
From Chain to Tree
Links Found, Lost, Invented, and Written
Method, the Modern Synthesis
Extinct Links and Eternal Verities
Chapter 7 New Truths, Heresies, Superstitions
154(36)
Ice, Fire, and Giants: The European Pleistocene
The Last Made First
Founding Fathers
Places of Refuge, Sites of Revelation
Dwarves on the Shoulders of Gyants
Chapter 8 The Ancients and the Moderns
190(33)
Sapients in the Looking Glass
Battle of the Books, Battle of the Bones
Ochre and Aurochs
Part 3 HOW THE PLEISTOCENE LOST ITS TALE
Chapter 9 The Hominin Who Would Be King
223(16)
The Geographic Narrative: The Great Realignment
The Genomic Narrative: The Great Himself
The Cultural Narrative: The Great What-If
Chapter 10 The Anthropocene
239(16)
Humanity's Planetary Presence
Behaviorally Modern Disciplines
Epilogue: Rift Redux 255(9)
Appendix: Figures 264(7)
Authors' Note 271(2)
Notes 273(16)
Index 289