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Lost Anatomies: the Evolution of the Human Form

by John Gurche, Abrams Books, March 12, 2019

The human form has been the subject of intense exploration by artists for centuries. Now, human origins science has extended the field for such exploration by revealing the human form’s precursors. This twenty-seven year labor of love follows the evolving human form through twenty million years of its evolution.

With essays by David Begun, Trent Holliday, Rick Potts and Carol Ward, and a foreword by Meave Leakey.

Lost Anatomies: the Evolution of the Human Form

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Jurassic Park

Three years before the release of Jurassic Park, I was hired by Amblin Entertainment to do some concept art.


Watch Six Million Years of Evolution in One and a Half Minutes.

Watch paleoartist John Gurche's vision of his own direct ancestry in under 2 minutes. Learn how he draws on fossil discoveries and forensic techniques to create transfixing reconstructions of long-lost human ancestors. Shaping Humanity: How Science, Art, and Imagination Help Us Understand Our Origins, Yale University Press, November 2013.

National Geographic video on the reconstruction of Homo naledi


My 2013 book Shaping Humanity: How Science, Art and Imagination help us understand our Origins

 is about the art and science of reconstructing human ancestors. It chronicles the scientific detective work and artistic struggles behind the creation of 15 sculptures for the Smithsonian's Hall of Human Origins. It's also about the deep-time connections, sometimes almost mystical, that this kind of work can engender.


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