African Ecology and Human Evolution

African Ecology and Human Evolution Author Francois Bourliere
ISBN-10 9781351533614
Release 2017-07-12
Pages 676
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The record of man's early evolution, though still fragmentary, is more complete on the African continent than anywhere else in the world. The ecological context of this evolution, however, has been studied intensively only in recent years. This pioneering volume draws together eminent specialists from many fields--physical anthropologists, zoologists, geologists, paleontologists, and prehistorians--who summarize here the results of their diverse research on Pleistocene environments and the cultural and biological evolution of man in Africa. This volume was sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Inc., which met at Burg Wartenstein, Austria. The editors have field experience in Africa, especially eastern and equatorial Africa. This experience is coupled with their awareness of the need to integrate results of numerous field studies bearing on the biological-behavioral evolution of higher primates with other field studies on the paleoecology and the mammalian ecology of sub-Saharan Africa. The book includes contributions on Pleistocene stratigraphy and climatic changes throughout the African continent; on the origin and evolution of the earliest man-like creatures in Africa; on the dating, distribution, and adaptation of Pleistocene hunter-gatherer peoples; and on the ecology, biology, and social behavior of African primate and human populations. The chapters reflect vividly the state of current knowledge at the time and indicate paths for future research. Over 100 maps and figures, detailed bibliographies, and a comprehensive index contribute to the importance of the volume for basic reference use.



African Ecology and Human Evolution

African Ecology and Human Evolution Author Francis Clark Howell
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106006330440
Release 1963
Pages 666
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African Ecology and Human Evolution edited by F c Howell and F Bourliere

African Ecology and Human Evolution  edited by F c  Howell and F  Bourliere Author f. c. w Howell
ISBN-10 OCLC:966863494
Release 1963
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African Ecology and Human Evolution Subscribers Ed

African Ecology and Human Evolution  Subscribers Ed Author Francis Clark Howell
ISBN-10 0598228020
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Pages 679
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Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli Human Evolution in Context

Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli  Human Evolution in Context Author Terry Harrison
ISBN-10 9048199565
Release 2011-01-19
Pages 402
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This volume 1 and its companion volume 2 present the results of new investigations into the geology, paleontology and paleoecology of the early hominin site of Laetoli in northern Tanzania. The site is one of the most important paleontological and paleoanthropological sites in Africa, worldrenowned for the discovery of fossils of the early hominin Australopithecus afarensis, as well as remarkable trails of its footprints. The first volume provides new evidence on the geology, geochronology, ecology, ecomorphology and taphonomy of the site. The second volume describes newly discovered fossil hominins from Laetoli, belonging to Australopithecus afarensis and Paranthropus aethiopicus, and presents detailed information on the systematics and paleobiology of the diverse associated fauna. Together, these contributions provide one of the most comprehensive accounts of a fossil hominin site, and they offer important new insights into the early stages of human evolution and its context.



African Biogeography Climate Change and Human Evolution

African Biogeography  Climate Change  and Human Evolution Author Timothy G. Bromage
ISBN-10 019511437X
Release 2000-01-27
Pages 496
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Bringing an ecological and biogeographic perspective to recent fossil finds, this book provides a new synthesis of ideas on hominid evolution and will be a valuable resource for a variety of researchers.



Self Made Man

Self Made Man Author Jonathan Kingdon
ISBN-10 0471159603
Release 1996-11-04
Pages 369
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"One of the most original and illuminating of books on human evolution." — Alison Jolly Princeton University Human Evolution from Eden to Extinction? "A major achievement . . . rich and bursting at the seams." — Elspeth Huxley "A deeply personal, challenging, and important book." — Roger Lewin The New Scientist "With the eyes of an artist and the mind of a scientist, Kingdon gazes into the past." — Times Literary Supplement "A provocative and lively saga of human origins." — Publishers Weekly "Thought-provoking, information-packed fare for general readers as well as paleoanthropology buffs. — Kirkus Reviews



Modern Humans

Modern Humans Author John F. Hoffecker
ISBN-10 9780231543743
Release 2017-09-26
Pages 544
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Modern Humans is about the most recent—and perhaps the most important—phase of human evolution: the appearance of anatomically modern people (Homo sapiens) in Africa less than a quarter of a million years ago and their subsequent spread throughout the world. Most of the features that render living human beings unique among all forms of life evolved or developed with Homo sapiens, and in Modern Humans, John F. Hoffecker argues that humans represent a “major transition” in evolution with respect to the storage, transmission, and translation of information, as well as a quantum leap in living-system complexity. Modern Humans synthesizes data from genetics (including the rapidly growing body of ancient DNA), the human fossil record, and archaeology relating to the African origins and global dispersal of anatomically modern people. The book begins by placing humans into the broad context of the evolution of life, emphasizing the fundamental role of genetic and nongenetic forms of information in living systems, and how changes in information are tied to “major transitions” in evolution. For more than a hundred thousand years, a diverse “near modern” human population, characterized by the retention of some archaic skeletal traits and possibly lacking the full suite of cognitive faculties found in living people, occupied the African continent and expanded briefly into the adjoining Arabian Peninsula and Levant. The immediate ancestors of all living maternal and paternal lineages possibly emerged from within this population, spreading initially throughout Africa before beginning a second—and ultimately global—dispersal no later than 60,000 years ago. The later chapters of this book recount their rapid expansion into southern Asia and Australia, northern Eurasia and Beringia, and throughout the Americas.



The origin and evolution of man

The origin and evolution of man Author S. P. Tomkins
ISBN-10 IND:32000002641183
Release 1977
Pages 28
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Human origins

Human origins Author Glynn Llywelyn Isaac
ISBN-10 UOM:39015010422692
Release 1976
Pages 591
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Savannas of Our Birth

Savannas of Our Birth Author Robin Reid
ISBN-10 9780520954076
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 416
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This book tells the sweeping story of the role that East African savannas played in human evolution, how people, livestock, and wildlife interact in the region today, and how these relationships might shift as the climate warms, the world globalizes, and human populations grow. Our ancient human ancestors were nurtured by African savannas, which today support pastoral peoples and the last remnants of great Pleistocene herds of large mammals. Why has this wildlife thrived best where they live side-by-side with humans? Ecologist Robin S. Reid delves into the evidence to find that herding is often compatible with wildlife, and that pastoral land use sometimes enriches savanna landscapes and encourages biodiversity. Her balanced, scientific, and accessible examination of the current state of the relationships among the region’s wildlife and people holds critical lessons for the future of conservation around the world.



Evolution of Human Behavior

Evolution of Human Behavior Author Warren G. Kinzey
ISBN-10 0887062687
Release 1987
Pages 299
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This book represents an important meeting ground in the primatology field by exploring the various primate models that have been used in the reconstruction of early human behavior. While some models are based on the proposition that a key behavioral feature such as hunting, eating of seeds or monogamous mating led to the evolutionary separation of apes and humans, other models suggest that one primate species, such as the baboon or chimpanzee, best exemplifies the behavior of our early ancestors. Several contributors to the book take the position that no single primate is a good model and contend instead that a model must be eclectic. One of the more innovative essays suggests that ancestral behavioral states can, in fact, be derived by comparing the behavior of all living hominid (ape and human) species. Additionally, several other contributors analyze and discuss the concept of model-making, noting deficiencies in earlier models while offering suggestions for future development. Although it is true that a powerful conceptual model for reconstructing hominid behavior does not yet exist, The Evolution of Human Behavior: Primate Models suggests ways one may be constructed based on behavioral ecology and evolutionary theory.



Human Evolutionary Biology

Human Evolutionary Biology Author Michael P. Muehlenbein
ISBN-10 9780521879484
Release 2010-07-29
Pages 624
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A wide-ranging and inclusive text focusing on topics in human evolution and the understanding of modern human variation and adaptability.



Primate Evolution and Human Origins

Primate Evolution and Human Origins Author John G. Fleagle
ISBN-10 0202368173
Release 1987
Pages 396
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"[C]overs the whole range of the primate order. [A] very interesting and salutary package. [I]t is valuable to have such classic articles in one easily accessible place." --Nature



Neanderthals and Modern Humans

Neanderthals and Modern Humans Author Clive Finlayson
ISBN-10 1139449710
Release 2004-03-11
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Neanderthals and Modern Humans develops the theme of the close relationship between climate change, ecological change and biogeographical patterns in humans during the Pleistocene. In particular, it challenges the view that Modern Human 'superiority' caused the extinction of the Neanderthals between 40 and 30 thousand years ago. Clive Finlayson shows that to understand human evolution, the spread of humankind across the world and the extinction of archaic populations, we must move away from a purely theoretical evolutionary ecology base and realise the importance of wider biogeographic patterns including the role of tropical and temperate refugia. His proposal is that Neanderthals became extinct because their world changed faster than they could cope with, and that their relationship with the arriving Modern Humans, where they met, was subtle.



Hominid evolution and community ecology

Hominid evolution and community ecology Author Robert Foley
ISBN-10 UOM:39015014984853
Release 1984
Pages 296
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The Chimpanzees of the Ta Forest

The Chimpanzees of the Ta   Forest Author Christophe Boesch
ISBN-10 0198505086
Release 2000
Pages 316
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''Combining careful scientific observation with a store of entertaining anecodotes, this is a lively and readable book. It also succeeds in shedding light on some of the central questions around the evolutionary relationship between primates, and in particular the affinity between chimpanzees and humans'R' - Human Evolution 'As natural history with an agenda, it doesn't get any better than this' -Ethology 'a truly remarkable book' -British Journal of PsychologyThe chimpanzees are the closest living evolutionary relatives to our own species, Homo sapiens. As such, they have long exerted a fascination over those with an interest in human evolution, and human uniqueness. Chrisophe Boesch and Hedwige Boesch-Acherman undertook an incredible observational study of a group of wild chimpanzees in Cote D'Ivoire, spending some fifteen years in the West African forest with them. This fascinating book is the result of these years of painstaking research among the chimps. Chimpanzee behaviour is documented here in all its impressive diversity and variety, and placed within the broader context of research in behavioural ecology. The authors also succeed in shedding light on some of the central questions around the evolutionary relationships between the primates, and in particular the affinity between chimpanzees and humans.