The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered (Google eBook)
This update to the award-winning "The Origins of Modern Humans: A World Survey of the Fossil Evidence" covers the most accepted common theories concerning the emergence of modern "Homo sapiens"--adding fresh insight from top young scholars on the key new discoveries of the past 25 years.
"The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered" allows field leaders to discuss and assess the assemblage of hominid fossil material in each region of the world during the Pleistocene epoch. It features new fossil and molecular evidence, such as the evolutionary inferences drawn from assessments of modern humans and large segments of the Neandertal genome. It also addresses the impact of digital imagery and the more sophisticated morphometrics that have entered the analytical fray since 1984.
Beginning with a thoughtful introduction by the authors on modern human origins, the book offers such insightful chapter contributions as: Africa: The Cradle of Modern PeopleCrossroads of the Old World: Late Hominin Evolution in Western AsiaA River Runs through It: Modern Human Origins in East AsiaPerspectives on the Origins of Modern AustraliansModern Human Origins in Central EuropeThe Makers of the Early Upper Paleolithic in Western EurasiaNeandertal Craniofacial Growth and Development and Its Relevance for Modern Human OriginsEnergetics and the Origin of Modern HumansUnderstanding Human Cranial Variation in Light of Modern Human OriginsThe Relevance of Archaic Genomes to Modern Human OriginsThe Process of Modern Human Origins: The Evolutionary and Demographic Changes Giving Rise to Modern HumansThe Paleobiology of Modern Human Emergence
Elegant and thought provoking, "The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered" is an ideal read for students, grad students, and professionals in human evolution and paleoanthropology.
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Neandertal Craniofacial Growth
Energetics and the Origin of Modern Humans
Understanding Human Cranial Variation in Light
The Relevance of Archaic Genomes to Modern
Modern Human Origins in Central Europe
The Makers of the Early Upper Paleolithic
The Paleobiology of Modern Human