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Wiley Blackwell student dictionary of human evolution

Author: Bernard Wood; Amanda Henry; Kevin Hatala
Publisher: Chichester, England : Wiley Blackwell, 2015. ©2015
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Once upon a time, say 50 years ago, the only background you needed in order to appreciate what was known about human evolution was a familiarity with a relatively sparse hominid fossil record, what limited information there was about the context of the sites, some knowledge of gross anatomy and simple analytical methods, and an appreciation of general evolutionary principles. Times have changed. The fossil record  Read more...
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Wiley Blackwell student dictionary of human evolution.
Chichester, England : Wiley Blackwell, ©2015
x, 462 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Wood; Amanda Henry; Kevin Hatala
ISBN: 9781405155069 140515506X 9781118335741 1118335740 9781118335734 1118335732
OCLC Number: 924052656
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution; Hominin Fossil Abbreviations; A; a; abductor; abiotic; absolute dating; acceleration; accessory cusp; accretion model; Aché; Acheulean; Acheulian; actualistic studies; adaptation; adaptive radiation; adaptive strategy; adductor; aDNA; adolescence; aeolian; Afar Rift System; aff.; affinity; Afro-European hypothesis; age estimate; agenesis; Ailuropoda-Stegodon fauna; Ain Hanech; A.L. 288-1; A.L. 444-2a-h; A.L. 666-1; ALA-VP-2/10; albumin; Alcelaphini; allele; Allen's Rule. Allometryallopatric speciation; allopatry; alluvial; alpha taxonomy; altricial; Alu repeat elements; alveolar process; alveolus; ameloblast; amelogenesis; amino acid; amino acid racemization; amino acid racemization dating; AMS radiocarbon dating; Amud; anagenesis; analogous; analogue; analysis of covariance; analysis of variance; anatomical position; anatomical terminology; ancient DNA; Andresen lines; Anglian; anisotropy; ANOVA; antelope; anterior teeth; anthropogenic bone modification; anthropoid; antibody; anticline; anticodon; antigen; Antilopini; antimere; anvil; apatite; ape. Apical tuftapomorphic; appendicular skeleton; appositional enamel; appositional growth; approximal wear; aptation; Arago; aragonite; Aramis; 40Ar/39Ar; ARA-VP-6/1; ARA-VP-6/500; ARA-VP-7/2; arboreal; arboreality; Arcy-sur-Cure; Ardipithecus White et al., 1995; Ardipithecus kadabba Haile-Selassie, 2001; Ardipithecus ramidus (White et al., 1994) White et al., 1995; argon-argon dating; armature; art; artifact; Artiodactyla; Asa Issie; ascertainment bias; As Duma; assemblage; assimilation model; associated skeleton; astronomical theory; astronomical time scale; Atapuerca; atavism; ATD6-1-12. ATE9-1Aterian; attrition; auditory ossicles; auditory tube; Aurignacian; Australasian strewn-field tektites; australopith; australopithecine; Australopithecus Dart, 1925; Australopithecus aethiopicus (Arambourg and Coppens, 1968); Australopithecus afarensis Johanson, 1978; Australopithecus africanus Dart, 1925; Australopithecus anamensis Leakey et al., 1995; Australopithecus bahrelghazali Brunet et al., 1996; Australopithecus boisei (Leakey, 1959); Australopithecus garhi Asfaw et al., 1999; Australopithecus ramidus White et al., 1994; Australopithecus sediba Berger et al., 2010; autapomorphy. Autecologyavailable; Awash River Basin; awl; axial digit; axial skeleton; axis; B; baboon; Ba/Ca ratios; backed; Bahr el Ghazal; balanced polymorphism; balancing selection; balancing side; Bapang Formation; BAR; BAR 1000′00; bare area; barium/calcium ratios; Barnfield Pit; basalt; base; base pair; basicranium; basin; bauplan; Bayesian methods; BBC; BC; bed; bedrock; Beeches Pit; behavioral ecology; Belohdelie; BEL-VP; BEL-VP-1/1; bending energy; benthic; bent-hip bent-knee walking; Berg Aukas; Bergmann's Rule; beta taxonomy; Biache Saint-Vaast; bias; biface; Bilzingsleben; bimaturism.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Wood ; executive editor, Amanda Henry ; editorial assistant, Kevin Hatala.

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