Hominin Environments in the East African Pliocene: An Assessment of the Faunal Evidence

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René Bobe, Zeresenay Alemseged, Anna K. Behrensmeyer
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 8, 2007 - Science - 355 pages

This volume presents the work of researchers at many sites spanning the East African Pliocene. The authors take a broad approach that seeks to compare paleoenvironmental and paleoecological patterns across localities and among various taxonomic groups. This volume aims to synthesize large amounts of faunal data, and to present the evolution of East African vertebrates in the context of environmental and climatic changes during the Pliocene.

 

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