Hominid Adaptations and Extinctions

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UNSW Press, 2004 - Science - 260 pages
Looking at a period of history 22 to 2.5 million years ago, Hominid Adaptations synthesizes the information currently available on hominid palaeobiology. It examines the record of the Neogene fossil apes: their adaptive trends, their morphologies and their relationships to the environment; their evolution and in many cases their extinctions. In so doing, it will provide original insights into the evolution of our most distant and our most immediate fossil ancestors.
 

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Contents

Chapter
4
Chapter 2
17
Chapter 3
44
The African early and middle Miocene
75
The Kenyapithecini
89
Chapter 5
103
Chapter 6
135
Miocene ancestors to the African extant
162
Chapter 8
180
Chapter 9
199
Bibliography
219
Index
251
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