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Paleontology and geology of Laetoli : human evolution in context

Author: Terry Harrison
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2011.
Series: Vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology.
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Volume II offers new evidence on the geology, geochronology, ecology, ecomorphology and taphonomy of the Laetoli site. The set provides a comprehensive accounts of a fossil hominin site, offering  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Harrison
ISBN: 9789048199556 9048199557 9789048199617 9048199611
OCLC Number: 703280502
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: v. 1. Geology, geochronology, paleoecology, and paleoenvironment --
v. 2. Fossil hominins and the associated fauna. v. 1. Laetoli revisited : renewed paleontological and geological investigations at localities on the Eyasi Plateau in northern Tanzania / Terry Harrison --
Paleontological localities on the Eyasi Plateau, including Laetoli / Terry Harrison and Amandus Kweka --
Sedimentology, lithostratigraphy and depositional history of the Laetoli area / Peter Ditchfield and Terry Harrison --
⁴⁰Ar/³⁹Ar dating of Laetoli, Tanzania / Alan L. Deino --
Petrology, geochemistry and age of Satiman, Lemagurut and Oldeani : sources of the volcanic deposits of the Laetoli area / Godwin F. Mollel [and others] --
Geochemistry and mineralogy of Laetoli area tuffs : Lower Laetolil through Naibadad Beds / Lindsay J. McHenry --
Geochemical and mineralogic characterization of Middle Stone Age tools of Laetoli, Tanzania, and comparisons with possible source materials / Katherine A. Adelsberger [and others] --
The ecology and biogeography of the Endulen-Laetoli area in northern Tanzania / Peter Andrews [and others] --
Phytoliths and pollen, the microscopic plant remains in Pliocene volcanic sediments around Laetoli, Tanzania / Lloyd Rossouw and Louis Scott --
Fossil woods / Marion K. Bamford --
Fossil leaves, fruits and seeds / Marion K. Bamford --
Serengeti micromammal communities and the paleoecology of Laetoli, Tanzania / Denné N. Reed --
The taphonomy and paleoenvironmental implications of the Laetoli micromammals / Denné N. Reed and Christiane Denys --
Coprolites : taphonomic and paleoecological implications / Terry Harrison --
Stable isotopic analyses of Laetoli fossil herbivores / John D. Kingston --
Feeding ecology and niche partitioning of the Laetoli ungulate faunas / Thomas M. Kaiser --
Paleoenvironments of Laetoli, Tanzania as determined by antelope habitat preferences / Laura C. Bishop [and others] --
Environmental change within the Laetoli fossiliferous sequence : vegetation catenas and bovid ecomorphology / Kris Kovarovic and Peter Andrews --
Large mammal evidence for the paleoenvironment of the Upper Laetolil and Upper Ndolanya Beds of Laetoli, Tanzania / Denise F. Su. v. 2. Introduction : The Laetoli hominins and associated fauna / Terry Harrison --
Rodents / Christiane Denys --
The lower third premolar of Serengetilagus praecapensis (Mammalia: Lagomorpha: Leporidae) from Laetoli, Tanzania / Alisa J. Winkler and Yukimitsu Tomida --
Macroscelidea / Alisa J. Winkler --
Galagidae (Lorisoidea, Primates) / Terry Harrison --
Cercopithecids (Cercopithecidae, Primates) / Terry Harrison --
Hominins from the Upper Laetolil and Upper Ndolanya beds, Laetoli / Terry Harrison --
Carnivora / Lars Werdelin and Reihaneh Dehghani --
Proboscidea / William J. Sanders --
Orycteropodidae / Terry Harrison --
Rhinocerotidae / Elina Hernesniemi [and others] --
Equidae / Miranda Armour-Chelu and Raymond L. Bernor --
Suidae / Laura C. Bishop --
Giraffidae / Chris A. Robinson --
Bovidae / Alan W. Gentry --
Amphibia and Squamata / Jean-Claude Rage and Salvador Bailon --
Tortoises (Chelonii, Testudinidae) / Terry Harrison --
Aves / Antoine Louchart --
Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) / Frank-T. Krell and Wolfgang Schawaller --
Lepidoptera, Insecta / Ian J. Kitching and S. Sadler --
Trace fossils interpreted in relation to the extant termite fauna at Laetoli, Tanzania / Johanna P.E.C. Darlington --
Gastropoda / Peter Tattersfield.
Series Title: Vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology.
Responsibility: edited by Terry Harrison.
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