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Evolution of Homo Erectus: Comparative Anatomical Studies of an Extinct Human Species

By: GP Rightmire

270 pages, 46 figures

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 1993 | #34146 | ISBN: 0521449987
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About this book

Provides information about individual crania, jaws and postcranial remains and serves as a useful guide to the anatomy of Homo erectus.

' ... an impressive and important book.' Science ' ... a book that every professional in the field and every aspiring postgraduate student will want to have in their libraries.' The Times Higher Education Supplement ' ... calm, assured and competent.' Nature


Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Homo erectus in the Far East; 3. Homo erectus at Olduvai Gorge; 4. Discoveries from the Turkana basin and other localities in sub-Saharan Africa; 5. Northwest Africa; 6. Comparisons of African hominids with Asian Homo erectus; 7. Homo erectus as a paleospecies; 8. The transition to more modern forms; 9. Summary and prospects for further research; References; Author index; Subject index.

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