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Trinkaus, Erik

Overview
Works: 75 works in 230 publications in 3 languages and 5,198 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, 958
Classifications: GN285, 573.3
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Most widely held works about Erik Trinkaus
 
Most widely held works by Erik Trinkaus
The Neanderthals : changing the image of mankind by Erik Trinkaus( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1856, at the very time when Charles Darwin was writing The Origin of Species, which would popularize the revolutionary concept of evolution worldwide, the fossilized remains of a stocky, powerful, human-like creature were discovered in a German valley called Neandertal. The bones were believed by some scientists to have belonged to a primitive version of modern man. But how old were they? Thus began a controversy that has continued to this day, swirling around the origins and interpretation of the Neandertals, placing them at every possible location on our family tree. Now, Erik Trinkaus, one of the world's leading experts on Neandertals, has collaborated with the noted scientist and writer Pat Shipman on a sweeping and definitive examination of what we know and how we've come to know it. Neandertals, who clearly represent a phase of human evolution, possessed their own unique qualities that made them neither chimpanzee nor modern human. The nature of those qualities - and how Neandertals were discovered, debated, studied, and analyzed over the years - is presented with authority and anecdotal richness. The story ranges from the days of Georges Cuvier (known as "Magician of the Charnel House" for his ability to reconstruct from piles of bones a whole animal skeleton) to the latest researchers whose work with DNA has raised the possibility that we are all descended from one African woman (the "Eve" theory). The controversy carries over from the elite scientific societies of Victorian England and nineteenth-century universities in France and Germany to American laboratories. Along the way there are anthropologists painfully accumulating specimens in digs as distant as Belgium and South Africa, Java and the hills outside Beijing, gradually building up a substantial base for legitimate theorizing (illegitimate, too - the tale of the Piltdown hoax is an enlightening interlude). A contentious, combative saga unfolds of vested interests and accepted wisdom clashing with empirical evidence and informal guesses, for as the authors make clear, no one has ever found it easy to be objective about Neandertals. Opinions have veered wildly over time: Neandertals were hardly human, almost apes; they were human, but pathological and not ancient; they were cannibals and shuffling, depraved half-wits; they were indistinguishable (given a shave and a haircut) from your next-door neighbor; they were an evolutionary dead end. In short, they were what we wanted them to be. The Neandertals is an important contribution both to the literature of prehistory and to our understanding of the way subjective wishes and irrelevant moral assumptions can distort even the most serious scientific endeavors
The Emergence of modern humans : biocultural adaptations in the later Pleistocene( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shanidar Neandertals by Erik Trinkaus( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the Shanidar Skull MorphologyCHAPTER6. The Dental Remains; Shanidar 1; Shanidar 2; Shanidar 3; Shanidar 4; Shanidar 5; Shanidar 6; Anterior Dental Remains; Posterior Dental Remains; Taurodontism; Summary; CHAPTER7. The Axial Skeleton; Cervical Vertebrae; Thoracic Vertebrae; Lumbar Vertebrae; Sacrum; Coccygeal Vertebra; Ribs; Sternum; Summary; CHAPTER8. The Upper Limb Remains; Clavicles; Scapulae; Humeri; Ulnae; Radii; Hand Remains; Summary; CHAPTER9. The Lower Limb Remains; Innominate Bones; Femora; Patellae; Tibiae; Fibulae; Foot Remains; Summary; Chapter 10. The Immature Remains
The early modern human from Tianyuan Cave, China by Hong Shang( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early modern human evolution in Central Europe : the people of Dolní Věstonice and Pavlov( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mousterian legacy : human biocultural change in the upper Pleistocene( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and death at the Pestera cu Oase : a setting for modern human emergence in Europe( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the artist as a child : the Gravettian human skeleton from the Abrigo do Lagar Velho and its archeological context( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people of Sunghir : burials, bodies, and behavior in the earlier upper paleolithic by Erik Trinkaus( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this latest volume in the Human Evolution Series, Erik Trinkaus and his co-authors synthesize the research and findings concerning the human remains found at the Sunghir archaeological site. It has long been apparent to those in the field of paleoanthropology that the human fossil remains from the site of Sunghir are an important part of the human paleoanthropological record, and that these fossil remains have the potential to provide substantial data and inferences concerning human biology and behavior, both during the earlier Upper Paleolithic and concerning the early phases of human occupation of high latitude continental Eurasia. But despite many separate investigations and published studies on the site and its findings, a single and definitive volume does not yet exist on the subject. This book combines the expertise of four paleoanthropologists to provide a comprehensive description and paleobiological analysis of the Sunghir human remains. Since 1990, Trinkaus et al. have had access to the Sunghir site and its findings, and the authors have published frequently on the topic. The book places these human fossil remains in context with other Late Pleistocene humans, utilizing numerous comparative charts, graphs, and figures. As such, the book is highly illustrated, in color. Trinkaus and his co-authors outline the many advances in paleoanthropology that these remains have helped to bring about, examining the Sunghir site from all angles"--
The people of Palomas : Neandertals from the Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo, southeastern Spain by Erik Trinkaus( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Neandertaler : Spiegel der Menschheit by Erik Trinkaus( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in German and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L' homme de Néandertal by Colloque International de Liege( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in French and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prehistory and paleontology of the Peștera Muierii (Romania) by Adrian Doboș( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'homme de Néandertal : actes du collque international de Liège (4-7 décembre 1986) by Colloque International de Liege( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in French and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Neandertals : of skeletons, scientists, and scandal by Erik Trinkaus( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the identity, kinship and character of our possible ancestors
Continuity or replacement : controversies in Homo sapiens evolution : selected papers from the symposium on controversies in Homo sapiens evolution, Zagreb, July 1988 by Symposium on Controversies in "Homo sapiens" evolution( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Neandertals : changing the image of mankind by Erik Trinkaus( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Shanidar neandertals by Erik Trinkaus( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Neanderthals are one of the best known of archaic human ancestors, appearing across Europe and the Near East about 100,000 years ago. They were replaced by modern humans between 30,000 and 40,000 years ago. Their skeletal remains provide a knowledge of their anatomy, insights into their behavior, and a background against which to view the emergence of people like ourselves. Nine partial Neanderthal skeletons were excavated by Ralph Solecki in Shanidar Cave in northeastern Iraq. Set includes views of skulls, dentitions, vertebrae, pelvis and hand bones, plus views of the withered arm of Shanidar 1 and the injured rib of Shanidar 3
A functional analysis of the neanderthal foot by Erik Trinkaus( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Krapina human postcranial remains : morphology, morphometrics and paleopathology by Erik Trinkaus( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Erik Trinkaus Amerikaans antropoloog

Erik Trinkaus US-amerikanischer Paläoanthropologe

اریک ترینکاس

エリック・トリンカウス

トリンカウス, エリック

Languages
English (144)

French (16)

German (2)

Covers
The early modern human from Tianyuan Cave, ChinaEarly modern human evolution in Central Europe : the people of Dolní Věstonice and PavlovThe Neandertals : of skeletons, scientists, and scandal