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Reconstructing human origins : a modern synthesis

Author: Glenn C Conroy
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Reconstructing Human Origins" gives students a solid grounding in fossil evidence for human evolution and how that evidence is interpreted in modern paleoanthropological research.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn C Conroy
ISBN: 0393925900 9780393925906
OCLC Number: 56493871
Description: xxvi, 694 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Humans as primates --
II. The plio-pleistocene world --
III. Finding and dating fossil hominins --
IV. Naming and classifying fossil hominins --
V. Before the bipeds : human antecendents among the miocene hominoids--
VI. The earliest hominins (part 1) : the australopiths of southern Africa --
VII. The earliest hominins (part 2) : the australopiths of eastern Africa --
VIII. Australopith paleobiology and phylogeny --
IX. The emergence of culture and the origins of the genus Homo --
X. Quo vadis Homo erectus? --
XI. Almost there-but not quite : "archaic" hominins of the middle pleistocene --
XII. Between apes and humanity : "modern" human origins --
XIII. What the fossils say about "modern" human origins : a reality check.
Responsibility: Glenn C. Conroy.

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