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Human Migrations and the Peopling of the World.

Author: Rene J Herrera; Ralph Garcia-Bertrand
Publisher: Saint Louis : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2018.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Herrera, Rene J.
Human Migrations and the Peopling of the World.
Saint Louis : Elsevier Science & Technology, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rene J Herrera; Ralph Garcia-Bertrand
ISBN: 9780128041284 0128041285
OCLC Number: 1041911921
Notes: Cultural Parallelisms Between the Populations of Northeast Siberia and America.
Description: 1 online resource (800 pages)
Contents: Intro; Title page; Table of Contents; Copyright; Dedication; Preface; Chapter 1. The Nature of Evolution; Summary; On the Nature of Evolution; Hominins: Evolution on Steroids; Chapter 2. Early Hominins; Summary; Sub-Saharan Northeast Africa: Variable Habitat and Selection Pressures; Who Are the Hominins?; Chapter 3. Origin of Modern Humans; Summary; Tools, Environments, and Assumptions Used to Study the Origins of Homo sapiens; What Does It Mean to Be Human?; Origins of Modern Humans: How It All Began; Conclusion; Chapter 4. The Exodus Out of Africa; Summary. The Argument for an African OriginThe First Human Travelers; Which Way Did They Go?; The Use of Genetics to Determine When and Where Humans Left Africa; Out of Africa: A Southern Route to Arabia?; An Exit Through the Levantine Corridor; Multiregional Theories; Approaching Asia; Coastal Movement Into Australia; Back to Africa Movement; What Does It All Mean; Conclusions; Chapter 5. The Settlement of the Near East; Summary; The First Hominin Settlers of the Near East; The Melting Pot; Early Homo sapiens in the Near East; Chapter 6. Neanderthals, Denisovans, and Hobbits; Summary. Anthropological and Genetic Tools to Study Human EvolutionNeanderthal Origin and Fossil Discovery; Neanderthal Skeletal Morphology and Body Type; Neanderthal Language; Neanderthal Diet; Neanderthal Behavior; Coexistence of Modern Humans and Neanderthals; Introgression; Extinction; Denisovans; Hobbit; Recent Updates; Chapter 7. Dispersals Into India; Summary; From the Near East to India; Early Hominins During the Early Pleistocene, 2.6mya to 800,000 ya; Reconsideration of the Out of Africa I Paradigm Based on South Asian Findings. Absence of the Earliest Migrants in the Interior of the SubcontinentScarcity of the Pre-Acheulean Industry in the Indian Subcontinent; Hominin Assemblages and Fossils From the Middle Pleistocene, 800,000-126,000 ya; Hominins From the Middle Late Pleistocene, 126,000-70,000 ya; Anatomically Modern Humans in India; Chapter 8. The Occupation of Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Australia; Summary; Hominins in Southeast Asia; The Earliest Hominins in East Asia-2.0mya and Before; Homo erectus Versus Homo ergaster; Southeast Asian Erectus; Javanese Homo erectus; Chinese Homo erectus. How Homo erectus Got to Indonesia?Homo heidelbergensis in Southeast Asia; Homo sapiens in Southeast Asia; En Route to Island Southeast Asia and Beyond; Colonization of Australia; Southeast Asian Evidence for the Out of Africa Versus Candelabra Theories; Conclusion; Chapter 9. The Austronesian Expansion; Summary; Introduction; Who Were the Austronesians?; How the Dispersal Happened; Leaving Taiwan: The Expansion; The Path of Colonization Through the Islands of SEA; Conclusion; Chapter 10. From Africa to the Americas; Summary; Where the Trek Began; The Altaic; The Peopling of Northeast Siberia.

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