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Handbook of Paleoanthropology Vol. 4. Primate evolution and human origins

Publisher: Berlin Heidelberg New York Springer
Series: Handbook of paleoanthropology, / Winfried Henke ... (eds.). In collaboration with Thorolf Hart ; Vol. 2; Springer reference; Handbook of paleoanthropology / Winfried Henke ... (eds.). In collaboration with Thorolf Hart, Vol. 2
Edition/Format:   Book : English

Palaeoanthropology combines geology, palaeoecology, primatology, evolutionary biology and other fields in the study of Homo sapiens. This 3-volume handbook brings together contributions by leading  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9783540324744 3540324747
OCLC Number: 180746871
Notes: Literaturangaben
Description: XX S., S. 832 - 1346, S. 2084 - 2173 Ill., graph. Darst.
Contents: Volume 1: Principles, Methods, and Approaches Editorial: Paleoanthropology - A Multidisciplinary Approach (Henke & Tattersall) Chap. 1: Historical Overview of Paleoanthropological Research (Henke) Chap. 2: Evolutionary Theory in Philosophical Focus (Huneman) Chap. 3: The Ontogeny-Phylogeny Nexus in a Nutshell: Implications for Primatology and Paleoanthropology (Menke) Chap. 4: Principles of Taxonomy and Classification: Current Procedures for Naming and Classifying Organisms (Ohl) Chap. 5: Quantitative Approaches to Phylogenetics (Folinsbee, Evans, Frobisch, Tsuji & Brooks) Chap. 6: Homology: a Philosophical and Biological Perspective (Rieppel) Chap. 7: Taphonomic and Diagenetic Processes (Grupe) Chap. 8: Archaeology (Haidle) Chap. 9: Contribution of Stable Light Isotopes to Paleoenviromental Reconstruction (Lee-Thorp & Sponheimer) Chap. 10: Chronometric Methods in Paleoanthropology (Wagner) Chap. 11: Geological Background of Hominid Sites in Africa (Kullmer) Chap. 12: Paleoclimate (Alverson) Chap. 13: Paleosol (Retallack) Chap. 14: Quaternary Deposits and Paleosites (Jaeger) Chap. 15: Zoogeography - Primate and Early Hominin Distribution and Migration Patterns (A. Turner & O'Regan) Chap. 16: Patterns of Diversification and Extinction (Etter) Chap. 17: Paleoecology - an Adequate Window on the Past? (Hardt, T., Hardt, B. & Menke) Chap. 18: Hominin Paleodiets: The Contribution of Stable Isotopes (Sponheimer & Lee-Thorp) Chap. 19: Estimation of Basic Life History Data of Fossil Hominoids (Hemmer) Chap. 20: Population Genetics and Paleoanthropology (Relethford) Chap. 21: AncientDNA (Hummel) Chap. 22: The Paleodemography of Extinct Hominin Populations (Mann & Monge) Chap. 23: Modelling the Past: The Primatological Approach (Sussmann & Hart) Chap. 24: Modelling the Past: The Ethnological Approach (Biagi) Chap. 25: Modelling the Past: The Linguistic Approach (Comrie) Chap. 26: General Principles of Evolutionary Morphology (Macho) Chap. 27: Computer-based Reconstruction: Technical Aspects and Applications (Ulhaas) Chap. 28: Prospects and Pitfalls (Hublin) Editorial: Critical Evaluation (Henke & Tattersall) Volume 2: Primate Evolution and Human Origins Editorial: Morphology and Paleoenvironment (Henke & Tattersall) Chap. 1: Primate Origins and Supraordinal Relationships: Morphological Evidence (Silcox, Sargis, Bloch & Boyer) Chap. 2: Molecular Evidence on Primate Origins and Evolution (Zischler) Chap. 3: Fossil Record of the Primates from the Paleocene to the Oligocene (Rasmussen) Chap. 4: Fossil Record of Miocene Hominoids (Begun) Chap. 5: The Biotic Environments of the Late Miocene Hominoids (Agusti) Chap. 6: Postcranial and Locomotor Adaptations of Hominoids (Ward) Chap. 7: Hominoid Cranial Diversity and Adaptation (Bilsborough & Rae) Chap. 8: Dental Adaptations of African Apes (Teaford & Ungar) Chap. 9: Evolution of the Primate Brain (Falk) Chap. 10: Primate Life Histories (Zimmermann & Radespiel) Chap. 11: The Biology and Evolution of Ape and Monkey Feeding (Lambert) Chap. 12: Great Ape Social Systems (Meder) Chap. 13: Primate Intelligence (Byrne) Chap. 14: Chimpanzee Hunting Behaviour (Newton-Fisher) Chap. 15: Cooperation, Coalition, Alliances (Hemelrijk) Editorial: Critical Evaluation (Henke & Tattersall) Volume 3: Phylogeny of Hominids Editorial: Who we are, where we go? (Henke & Tattersall) Chap. 1: Potential Hominoid Ancestors for Hominidae (Koufos) Chap. 2: Defining Hominidae (Schwartz) Chap. 3: Origins of Homininae and Putative Selection Pressures Acting on the Early Hominins (Pawlowski) Chap. 4: Role of Environmental Stimuli in Hominid Origins (Vrba) Chap. 5: Origin of Bipedal Locomotion (Harcourth-Smith) Chap. 6: The Earliest Putative Hominids (Senut) Chap. 7: The Species and Diversity of Australopiths (Kimbel) Chap. 8: Defining the Genus Homo Morphologically (Collard) Chap. 9: The Earliest Putative Homo Fossils (Schrenk, Bromage & Kullmer) Chap. 10: Homo ergaster and Its Contemporaries (Tattersall) Chap. 11: Defining Homo erectus: Size Considered (Anton, Spoor, Fellmann & Swisher III) Chap. 12: Later Middle Pleistocene Homo (Rightmire) Chap. 13: Neanderthals and their Contemporaries (Harvati) Chap. 14: Origin of Modern Humans (Brauer) Chap. 15: Analysing Hominid Phylogeny (Strait, Grine & Fleagle) Chap. 16: Biomolecules (Disotell) Chap. 17: Population Biology and Population Genetics of Pleistocene Hominins (Templeton) Chap. 18: Species Concepts and Speciation - Facts and Fantasies (Groves) Chap. 19: Human Environmental Impact in the Paleolithic and Neolithic (Nentwig) Chap. 20: The Dentition of American Indians: Evolutionary Results and Demographic Implications Following Colonization from Siberia (Turner II & Scott) Chap. 21: Overview of Paleolithic Archaeology (Toth & Schick) Chap. 22: The Network of Brain, Body, Language, and Culture (Mithen) Chap. 23: An Overview of the Patterns of Behavioural Change in Africa and Eurasia during the Middle and Late Pleistocene (Conard) Chap. 24: Paleoanthropology and the Foundation of Ethics - Methodological Remarks on the Problem of Criteriology (Weingarten & Gutmann) Synopsis: Homo: primus inter pares (Henke & Tattersall)
Series Title: Handbook of paleoanthropology, / Winfried Henke ... (eds.). In collaboration with Thorolf Hart ; Vol. 2; Springer reference; Handbook of paleoanthropology / Winfried Henke ... (eds.). In collaboration with Thorolf Hart, Vol. 2
Responsibility: Winfried Henke ; Ian Tattersall (ed.). In collab. with Thorolf Hardt
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Masterpiece of Mainstream Paleoanthropology

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This Handbook of Paleoanthropology is an exhaustive inventory by leading experts of all known aspects of the field. Most contributions are well-written in an accessable language – albeit with the "normal" first-edition misspellings, e.g. Sahlenathropus (p.1364) and my own surname (pp.1402, 1418)....
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