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The problem of human uniqueness
The story of human evolution
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adaptive radiation afarensis African hominoids animals apes arboreal archaeological areas Australopithecus afarensis Australopithecus africanus baboons Binford biological bipedalism body weight carnivores catarrhines Chapter characteristics chimpanzees competition consequences context dry season early hominids East Africa ecological environmental evidence evolutionary change evolutionary ecology evolved example extinction factors Figure Foley foraging behaviour fossil hominids fossil record gene genetic geological Gorilla groups habitats herbivores home ranges hominid evolution Homo erectus Homo habilis human evolution hunter-gatherers increased body individuals isolation Koobi large mammals living locomotor mammals meat-eating Miocene monkeys natural selection niche non-human primates occur Olduvai orang-utan organisms palaeoanthropology past pattern period Pilbeam plant Pleistocene Plio-Pleistocene Pliocene populations predator primates principles problems processes radiation relationship relative reproductive robust australopithecines savanna savanna environments selective pressures sexual dimorphism speciation suggested survival Swartkrans sympatric terrestrial primates trend tropical environments unique variability variation