The Human Lineage

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John Wiley & Sons, 30 במרץ 2009 - 609 עמודים
"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.

 

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Chapter
12
Analyzing Evolution
29
People As Primates
63
Respiration and the Palate
76
The Living Strepsirrhines
89
Bonobos and Chimpanzees
103
The First Anthropoids
117
Chapter 6
128
Chinese Erectines
278
A Summing Up
288
Regional Variation and Evolutionary
291
The Recent African Origin Model
297
African Heidelbergs
316
Supraorbital Tori Chins and Projecting Faces
330
The Neandertals
337
Ideas about NeandertalsFrom Boule to the 21st Century
343

The Taung Child
130
Chapter 5
136
The Hip Joint
145
Homo erectus and Human Evolution
233
Erectine Chronology and Geographic Distribution
240
Cranial Capacity and the Brain
248
Early African Erectine Postcranial Morphology
257
The Archaeological Evidence
265
The Erectine Radiation
272
Neandertal MorphologyThe Cranial Vault
350
Neandertal Mandibles
367
Body Size and Proportions
373
The Origin of Modern Humans
413
Cranial Measurements
481
Bibliography
487
Index
565
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Matt Cartmill is a Professor in the Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy at Duke University. His areas of interest include: Bipedal locomotion, Gait analysis, and Origin and differentiation of primates in addition to several other subjects.

Fred H. Smith is a biological antrhopologist with specific interests in human paleontology and functional anatomy. He teaches courses in human paleontology, human osteology, introductory biological anthropology, and the paleolithis prehistory of Europe and Africa.

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