The Human Lineage
"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."
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.
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.
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
People As Primates
Respiration and the Palate
The Living Strepsirrhines
Bonobos and Chimpanzees
The First Anthropoids
A Summing Up
Regional Variation and Evolutionary
The Recent African Origin Model
Supraorbital Tori Chins and Projecting Faces
Ideas about NeandertalsFrom Boule to the 21st Century
The Taung Child
The Hip Joint
Homo erectus and Human Evolution
Erectine Chronology and Geographic Distribution
Cranial Capacity and the Brain
Early African Erectine Postcranial Morphology
The Archaeological Evidence
The Erectine Radiation