Understanding Human Evolution

Understanding Human Evolution

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For the one-term course in human evolution, paleoanthropology, or fossil hominins taught at the junior/senior level in departments of anthropology or biology. This new edition provides a comprehensive overview to the field of paleoanthropology-the study of human evolution by analyzing fossil remains. It includes the latest fossil finds, attempts to place humans into the context of geological and biological change on the planet, and presents current controversies in an even-handed manner.show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 172.7 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 589.68g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0131113909
  • 9780131113909

About Jeffrey K. McKee

Jeffrey K. McKee, Ohio State University Frank E. Poirier, Emeritus, Ohio State University W. Scott McGraw, Ohio State Universityshow more

Table of contents

1. Trends in Human Evolution. 2. Fossils, Fossilization, and Dating Methods. 3. Determining Evolutionary Relationships. 4. Our Place in the Animal Kingdom. 5. Reconstructing Ancient Human Behavior and Social Organizations: Use of the Comparative Approach. 6. Early Primate Evolution. 7. Basal Anthropoids, The Evolution of Monkeys, and the Transition to Apes. 8. The Early Hominins. 9. The Hominin Divergence. 10. The Spread of Homo Beyond Africa. 11. Transitions to Archaic Homo sapiens. 12. Neandertals and Their Immediate Predecessors. 13. The Appearance of Homo sapiens sapiens. 14. Conclusion? Glossary.show more

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