Understanding Human Evolution

Understanding Human Evolution

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Intended for the one term course in human evolution, paleoanthropology, or fossil hominids taught at the junior/senior level in departments of anthropology or biology. This new edition provides a comprehensive overview to the field of paleontology-the study of human evolution by analyzing fossil remains. It includes the latest fossil finds, and it presents current controversies in an even-handed manner.
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  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 177.5 x 233.9 x 18.5mm | 617.08g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130961523
  • 9780130961525

Table of contents

1. Fossils, Fossilization, and Dating Methods. 2. Determining Evolutionary Relationships. 3. Our Place in the Animal Kingdom. 4. Reconstructing Ancient Human Behavior and Social Organizations: Use of the Comparative Approach. 5. Early Primate Evolution. 6. The Transition to Apes. 7. Trends in Human Evolution. 8. The Earliest Hominids. 9. The Hominid Divergence. 10. Homo erectus. 11. Early Homo sapiens. 12. Neandertals and Their Immediate Predecessors. 13. The Appearance of Homo sapiens sapiens. 14. Conclusion. Glossary. Index.
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