Stages of Human Evolution

Stages of Human Evolution

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For undergraduate-level courses on Human Evolution in departments of Anthropology and Biology.Clearly written-and now extensively cross-referenced to the primary literature-this text integrates evolutionary theory with the interpretation of fossil evidence to illustrate how ideas on the nature of human evolution have grown as new evidence for human ancestry has been brought to light.show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 153.2 x 229.1 x 20.1mm | 537.46g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Englewood Cliffs, NJ, United States
  • English
  • Facsimile
  • 5th edition
  • 0131254855
  • 9780131254855

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Of all the subjects that have provoked the play of human curiosity, few equal our concern with our own prehistoric origins. At the same, time, few subjects have been the target for so much unprofessional speculation. Although the present work does not reduce the quantity of speculations (quite the reverse), it is my hope that they can, technically at least, bear the label of professional speculations.show more

Table of contents

1. Interpreting Human Evolution. 2. Fact and Fancy Before 1860. 3. The Picture Up to 1906. 4. Hominid Catastrophism. 5. Between World Wars. 6. Recent Discoveries. 7. Evolutionary Principles. 8. Prehominids. 9. Culture as an Ecological Niche. 10. The Australopithecine Stage. 11. The Pithecanthropine Stage. 12. The Pithecanthropine to Neanderthal Transition. 13. The Neanderthal Stage. 14. The Modern Stage. Epilogue/Summary. Sources Cited.show more

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