The Human Lineage
"This textbook, aimed at advanced undergraduates and postgraduatesin paleoanthropology courses, tackles a rather difficulttask—that of presenting the substantial body ofpaleontological, genetic, geological and archaeological evidenceregarding human evolution, and the associated scientific history,in a logical and readable way without sacrificing either clarity ordetail... the sheer quality of the writing and explanatorysynthesis in this book will undoubtedly make it a valuable resourcefor students for many years."
This book focuses on the last ten million years of humanhistory, from the hominoid radiations to the emergence anddiversification of modern humanity. It draws upon the fossil recordto shed light on the key scientific issues, principles, methods,and history in paleoanthropology. The book proceeds through thefossil record of human evolution by historical stages representingthe acquisition of major human features that explain the successand distinctive properties of modern Homo sapiens.
Written by established leaders in the field, providing depth ofexpertise on evolutionary theory and anatomy through to functionalmorphology, this textbook is essential reading for all advancedundergraduate students and beginning graduate students inbiological anthropology.