This was a good overview of prehistory. Too detailed in some things and not detailed enough in others. If you are going to talk about different species in the human 'family tree' please tell me why they are different!! I know this is an overview book, but still. Too many names without reasons. Bu then, anthropology isn't my field of study. I would have been less lost if it had been, but if it was, I wouldn't have read this book.