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The first humans : origin and early evolution of the genus Homo : contributions from the third Stony Brook Human Evolution Symposium and Workshop, October 3-October 7, 2006

Author: Frederick E Grine; John G Fleagle; Richard E Leakey
Publisher: [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume addresses the origin of the human genus Homo, a major transition in human evolution and associated with major changes in brain size, locomotion, and culture, but one with many unanswered  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick E Grine; John G Fleagle; Richard E Leakey
ISBN: 9781402099793 1402099797 9781402099809 1402099800
OCLC Number: 310400980
Description: xi, 218 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Early humans : of whom do we speak? / Richard E. Leakey --
Homo habilis --
a premature discovery : remembered by one of its founding fathers, 42 years later / Phillip V. Tobias --
Where does the genus Homo begin, and how would we know? / Bernard A. Wood --
The origin of Homo / William H. Kimbel --
Comparisons of early Pleistocene skulls from East Africa and the Georgian Caucasus : evidence bearing on the origin and systematics of genus Homo / G. Philip Rightmire and David Lordkipanidze --
Phenetic affinities of Plio-Pleistocene Homo fossils from South Africa : molar cusp proportions / Frederick E. Grine [and others] --
Evolution of the hominin shoulder : early Homo / Susan G. Larson --
Brains, brawn, and the evolution of human endurance running capabilities / Daniel E. Lieberman [and others] --
Interlimb proportions in humans and fossil hominins : variability and scaling / William L. Jungers --
Growth and development of the Nariokotome youth, KNM-WT 15000 / M. Christopher Dean and B. Holly Smith --
Dental evidence for diets of early Homo / Peter S. Ungar and Robert S. Scott --
Origins and adaptations of early Homo : what archeology tells us / Hélène Roche, Robert J. Blumenschine and John J. Shea --
Plio-Pleistocene East African pulsed climate variability and its influence on early human evolution / Mark A. Maslin and Martin H. Trauth --
Tracking ecological change in relation to the emergence of Homo near the Plio-Pleistocene boundary / Kaye E. Reed and Samantha M. Russak --
Ecology of Plio-Pleistocene mammals in the Omo-Turkana Basin and the emergence of Homo / René Bobe and Meave G. Leakey --
Biogeochemical evidence for the environments of early Homo in South Africa / Matt Sponheimer and Julia A. Lee-Thorp --
The first humans : a summary perspective on the origin and early evolution of the genus Homo / Frederick E. Grine and John G. Fleagle.
Series Title: Vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology.
Responsibility: edited by Frederick E. Grine, John G. Fleagle, Richard E. Leakey.

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From the reviews:"This volume provides an up-to-date, concise synthesis of what is known about early Homo and highlights what still remains to be done." Journal of Human Evolution, 2009

 
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