The Human Fossil Record Craniodental morphology of early hominids genera Australopithecus Paranthropus Orrorin and overview

The Human Fossil Record  Craniodental morphology of early hominids  genera Australopithecus  Paranthropus  Orrorin  and overview
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: LCCN:2001026764
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Human Fossil Record Craniodental Morphology of Early Hominids Genera Australopithecus Paranthropus Orrorin and Overview

The Human Fossil Record  Craniodental Morphology of Early Hominids  Genera Australopithecus  Paranthropus  Orrorin   and Overview
Author: Jeffrey H Schwartz,Ian Tattersall,Ralph L. Holloway
Pages: 561
ISBN: STANFORD:36105119999618
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Release: 2002
Editor: Wiley-Liss
Language: en

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The Human Fossil Record Volume one Terminology and Craniodental Morphology of Genus Homo (Europe) Jeffrey H. Schwartz Ian Tattersall The Human Fossil Record series is the most authoritative and comprehensive documentation of the fossil evidence relevant to the study of our evolutionary past. This first volume covers the craniodental remains from Europe that have been attributed to the genus Homo. Here the authors also clearly define the terminology and descriptive protocol that is applied uniformly throughout the series. Organized alphabetically by site name, each entry includes clear descriptions and original, expertly taken photographs, as well as: Morphology Location information History of discovery Previous systematic assessments of the fossils Geological, archaeological, and faunal contexts Dating References to the primary literature The Human Fossil Record series is truly a must-have reference for anyone seriously interested in the study of human evolution.

Human Origins

Human Origins
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1603446761
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Release: 2011
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes how mapping the human genome has aided paleoanthropologists in their study of ancient bones used to explore human origins, from the earliest humans--bipedal apes--up to Martin Pickford's Millennium Man.

The Paleobiology of Australopithecus

The Paleobiology of Australopithecus
Author: Kaye E. Reed,John G Fleagle,Richard E Leakey
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9789400759190
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Release: 2013-03-15
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

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Australopithecus species have been the topic of much debate in palaeoanthropology since Raymond Dart described the first species, Australopithecus africanus, in 1925. This volume synthesizes the geological and paleontological context of the species in East and South Africa; covers individual sites, such as Dikika, Hadar, Sterkfontein, and Malapa; debates the alpha taxonomy of some of the species; and addresses questions regarding the movements of the species across the continent. Additional chapters discuss the genus in terms of sexual dimorphism, diet reconstruction using microwear and isotopic methodologies, postural and locomotor behavior, and ontogeny.

Untitled

Untitled
Author: Shannon Graff Hysell
Pages: 704
ISBN: 1591585252
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Release: 2007
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the past three decades, ARBA has kept librarians up to date on the latest reference materials by providing high-quality, critical reviews. The 2007 edition of ARBA continues this great tradition by providing users with access to 1,600-plus reviews of both print and online resources, written by more than 400 academic, public, and school librarians who are experts in their field. With coverage of nearly 500 subject disciplines, ranging from the social sciences and humanities to science and technology, users are guaranteed to find information on the latest resources available in the areas they are most trying to expand their collection. With ARBA in hand, collection development librarians can manage their library's high standards of quality, and make the best use of their budget.

The Human Lineage

The Human Lineage
Author: Matt Cartmill,Fred H. Smith
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781118211458
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Release: 2011-09-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This textbook, aimed at advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in paleoanthropology courses, tackles a rather difficult task—that of presenting the substantial body of paleontological, genetic, geological and archaeological evidence regarding human evolution, and the associated scientific history, in a logical and readable way without sacrificing either clarity or detail... the sheer quality of the writing and explanatory synthesis in this book will undoubtedly make it a valuable resource for students for many years." —PaleoAnthropology, 2010 This book focuses on the last ten million years of human history, from the hominoid radiations to the emergence and diversification of modern humanity. It draws upon the fossil record to shed light on the key scientific issues, principles, methods, and history in paleoanthropology. The book proceeds through the fossil record of human evolution by historical stages representing the acquisition of major human features that explain the success and distinctive properties of modern Homo sapiens. Key features: Provides thorough coverage of the fossil record and sites, with data on key variables such as cranial capacity and body size estimates Offers a balanced, critical assessment of the interpretative models explaining pattern in the fossil record Each chapter incorporates a "Blind Alley" box focusing on once prevalent ideas now rejected such as the arboreal theory, seed-eating, single-species hypothesis, and Piltdown man Promotes critical thinking by students while allowing instructors flexibility in structuring their teaching Densely illustrated with informative, well-labelled anatomical drawings and photographs Includes an annotated bibliography for advanced inquiry Written by established leaders in the field, providing depth of expertise on evolutionary theory and anatomy through to functional morphology, this textbook is essential reading for all advanced undergraduate students and beginning graduate students in biological anthropology.

The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack

The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack
Author: Ian Tattersall
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781466879430
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Release: 2015-06-09
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his new book The Strange Case of the Rickety Cossack, human paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall argues that a long tradition of "human exceptionalism" in paleoanthropology has distorted the picture of human evolution. Drawing partly on his own career—from young scientist in awe of his elders to crotchety elder statesman—Tattersall offers an idiosyncratic look at the competitive world of paleoanthropology, beginning with Charles Darwin 150 years ago, and continuing through the Leakey dynasty in Africa, and concluding with the latest astonishing findings in the Caucasus. The book's title refers to the 1856 discovery of a clearly very old skull cap in Germany's Neander Valley. The possessor had a brain as large as a modern human, but a heavy low braincase with a prominent brow ridge. Scientists tried hard to explain away the inconvenient possibility that this was not actually our direct relative. One extreme interpretation suggested that the preserved leg bones were curved by both rickets, and by a life on horseback. The pain of the unfortunate individual's affliction had caused him to chronically furrow his brow in agony, leading to the excessive development of bone above the eye sockets. The subsequent history of human evolutionary studies is full of similarly fanciful interpretations. With tact and humor, Tattersall concludes that we are not the perfected products of natural processes, but instead the result of substantial doses of random happenstance.

Evolution

Evolution
Author: Collin Allen,Garland Allen,Ron Amundson,Charles F. Baer,Steven J. Arnold,Ana Barahona
Pages: 979
ISBN: 067403175X
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Release: 2009
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An introduction to evolutionary biology spans evolutionary science from its inception to its latest findings, covering discoveries, philosophy, and history.

Natural Selection

Natural Selection
Author: Richard G. Delisle
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9783030655365
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Release: 2021
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

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Basics in Human Evolution

Basics in Human Evolution
Author: Michael P Muehlenbein
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9780128026939
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Release: 2015-07-24
Editor: Academic Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Basics in Human Evolution offers a broad view of evolutionary biology and medicine. The book is written for a non-expert audience, providing accessible and convenient content that will appeal to numerous readers across the interdisciplinary field. From evolutionary theory, to cultural evolution, this book fills gaps in the readers’ knowledge from various backgrounds and introduces them to thought leaders in human evolution research. Offers comprehensive coverage of the wide ranging field of human evolution Written for a non-expert audience, providing accessible and convenient content that will appeal to numerous readers across the interdisciplinary field Provides expertise from leading minds in the field Allows the reader the ability to gain exposure to various topics in one publication

Neanderthals Revisited

Neanderthals Revisited
Author: Katerina Harvati,Terry Harrison
Pages: 332
ISBN: 9781402051210
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Release: 2007-03-14
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume presents the cutting-edge research of leading scientists, re-examining the major debates in Neanderthal research with the use of innovative methods and exciting new theoretical approaches. Coverage includes the re-evaluation of Neanderthal anatomy, inferred adaptations and habitual activities, developmental patterns, phylogenetic relationships, and the Neanderthal extinction; new methods include computer tomography, 3D geometric morphometrics, ancient DNA and bioenergetics. The book offers fresh insight into both Neanderthals and modern humans.

Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Cenozoic Mammals of Africa
Author: Lars Werdelin,William Joseph Sanders
Pages: 986
ISBN: 9780520257214
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Release: 2010-07-20
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This impressively comprehensive volume is a long-awaited and worthy successor to the now outdated 1978 classic, Evolution of African Mammals. A must-have reference work for everyone interested in mammalian evolution." David Pilbeam, Harvard University and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology --

Asian Paleoanthropology

Asian Paleoanthropology
Author: Christopher J. Norton,David R. Braun
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9048190940
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Release: 2010-08-26
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume brings together a group of authors that address the question of the first out of Africa into Asia c. 2 Ma. The scope of the book is comprehensive as it covers almost every major region of Asia. The primary goal of this volume is to provide an updated synthesis of the current state of the Asian paleoanthropological and paleoenvironmental records. Papers include detailed studies of the theoretical constructs underlying the move out of Africa, including detailed reconstructions of the paleoenvironment and possible migration routes. Other papers detail the Plio-Pleistocene archaeological and hominin fossil records of particular regions.

Guts and Brains

Guts and Brains
Author: Wil Roebroeks
Pages: 277
ISBN: 9087280149
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Release: 2007
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The human brain and its one hundred billion neurons compose the most complex organ in the body and harness more than 20% of all the energy we produce. Why do we have such large and energy-demanding brains, and how have we been able to afford such an expensive organ for thousands of years? Guts and Brains discusses the key variables at stake in such a question, including the relationship between brain size and diet, diet and social organization, and large brains and the human sexual division of labor. Showcasing how small changes in the diet of early hominins came to have large implications for the behavior of modern humans, this interdisciplinary volume provides an entry for the reader into understanding the development of both early primates and our own species.

Creation and Humanity

Creation and Humanity
Author: Veli-Matti Karkkainen
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9780802868558
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Release: 2015-04-14
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Language: en

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Dental Perspectives on Human Evolution

Dental Perspectives on Human Evolution
Author: Shara E. Bailey,Jean-Jacques Hublin
Pages: 411
ISBN: 9781402058455
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Release: 2007-09-26
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The objective of the volume is to bring together, in one collection, the most innovative dental anthropological research as it pertains to the study of hominid evolution. In the past few decades both the numbers of hominid dental fossils and the sophistication of the techniques used to analyze them have increased substantially. The book’s contributions focus on dental morphometrics, growth and development, diet and dental evolution.

The Evolution of the Human Head

The Evolution of the Human Head
Author: Daniel E. Lieberman
Pages: 768
ISBN: 9780674744394
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Release: 2011-01-03
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In one sense, human heads function much like those of other mammals. We use them to chew, smell, swallow, think, hear, and so on. But, in other respects, the human head is quite unusual. Unlike other animals, even our great ape cousins, our heads are short and wide, very big brained, snoutless, largely furless, and perched on a short, nearly vertical neck. Daniel E. Lieberman sets out to explain how the human head works, and why our heads evolved in this peculiarly human way. Exhaustively researched and years in the making, this innovative book documents how the many components of the head function, how they evolved since we diverged from the apes, and how they interact in diverse ways both functionally and developmentally, causing them to be highly integrated. This integration not only permits the head’s many units to accommodate each other as they grow and work, but also facilitates evolutionary change. Lieberman shows how, when, and why the major transformations evident in the evolution of the human head occurred. The special way the head is integrated, Lieberman argues, made it possible for a few developmental shifts to have had widespread effects on craniofacial growth, yet still permit the head to function exquisitely. This is the first book to explore in depth what happened in human evolution by integrating principles of development and functional morphology with the hominin fossil record. The Evolution of the Human Head will permanently change the study of human evolution and has widespread ramifications for thinking about other branches of evolutionary biology.

Phylogenetic Systematics

Phylogenetic Systematics
Author: Willi Hennig
Pages: 263
ISBN: 0252068149
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Release: 1999
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Phylogenetic Systematics, first published in 1966, marks a turning point in the history of systematic biology. Willi Hennig's influential synthetic work, arguing for the primacy of the phylogenetic system as the general reference system in biology, generated significant controversy and opened possibilities for evolutionary biology that are still being explored.

American Reference Books Annual

American Reference Books Annual
Author: Bohdan S. Wynar
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015066128086
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Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.

New Perspectives on the Origins of Language

New Perspectives on the Origins of Language
Author: Claire Lefebvre,Bernard Comrie,Henri Cohen
Pages: 582
ISBN: 9789027271136
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Release: 2013-11-15
Editor: John Benjamins Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The question of how language emerged is one of the most fascinating and difficult problems in science. In recent years, a strong resurgence of interest in the emergence of language from an evolutionary perspective has been helped by the convergence of approaches, methods, and ideas from several disciplines. The selection of contributions in this volume highlight scenarios of language origin and the prerequisites for a faculty of language based on biological, historical, social, cultural, and paleontological forays into the conditions that brought forth and favored language emergence, augmented by insights from sister disciplines. The chapters all reflect new speculation, discoveries and more refined research methods leading to a more focused understanding of the range of possibilities and how we might choose among them. There is much that we do not yet know, but the outlines of the path ahead are ever clearer.