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Considers theoretical applications of heterochronic methods to the hominid fossil record, considers the relationship of developmental change to various aspects of hominid life history, including cognitive, sexual, and structural developments. The final section provides a chronological survey of heterochronic change in the hominid fossil record from the Pliocene to late Pleistocene eras.
These are technical papers, but they are well focused and edited, and the result is truly a book, not just a journal issue between hard covers. Choice A timely contribution to an emerging field in which comparative primate genomics, modern developmental genetics, and embryology provide the foundation on which to build innovative studies of genotype-phenotype relations in human origins... A valuable resource for scientists interested in understanding and interpreting the developmental basis for the diversity and adaptation of extant and fossible hominins. -- C-H Chiu Heredity
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