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Patterns of Growth and Development in the Genus Homo

Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Volume: 37

Edited By: Jennifer L Thompson

455 pages, Figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2010 | #187983 | ISBN-13: 9780521184229
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About this book

Our earliest human ancestors grew more like modern apes than present-day humans. When, how and why did our modern pattern evolve? This book, covering growth patterns in Plio-Pleistocene adults and juveniles, including Homo antecessor, provides a rich data source for future research.

'This volume shows how far research in this area has come in the last few decades ! This book is an excellent addition to the literature on growth and development, and a long overdue examination of our own genus's growth and development.' Osteoarchaeology 'This book is an excellent addition to the literature on growth and development, and a long overdue examination of our own genus's growth and development.' International Journal of Osteoarchaeology


Contents

1. Introduction G. E. Krovitz, A. J. Nelson and J. L. Thompson; Part I. Setting the Stage: What Do We Know About Human Growth and Development?: 2. The human pattern of growth and development in paleontological perspective B. Bogin; 3. Postnatal ontogeny of facial position in Homo sapiens and Pan troglodytes B. McBratney-Owen and D. E. Lieberman; 4. Variation in modern human dental development H. Liversidge; 5. Developmental variation in the facial skeleton of anatomically modern Homo sapiens U. Strand Vidarsdottir and P. O'Higgins; 6. Linear growth variation in the archaeological record L. T. Humphrey; 7. Hominid growth and development: the modern context J. L. Thompson, A. J. Nelson and G. E. Krovitz; Part II. The First Steps: From Australopithecines to Middle Pleistocene Homo: 8. Reconstructing australopithecine growth and development: what do we think we know? K. L. Kuykendall; 9. Growth and life history in Homo erectus S. C. Anton and S. R. Leigh; 10. Patterns of dental development in Lower and Middle Pleistocene hominids from Atapuerca (Spain) J. M. Bermudez de Castro, F. Ramirez, M. Martinon-Torres, S. Sarmiento and A. Ross; 11. Hominid growth and development from australopithecine to Middle Pleistocene Homo G. E. Krovitz, J. L. Thompson and A. J. Nelson; Part III. The Last Steps: The Approach to Modern Humans: 12. Diagnosing heterochronic perturbations in the craniofacial evolution of Homo (Neandertals and modern humans) and Pan (P. troglodytes and P. paniscus) F. L. Williams, L. R. Godfrey and M. R. Sutherland; 13. Shape and growth differences between Neandertals and modern humans: grounds for a species level distinction? G. E. Krovitz; 14. Ontogenetic patterning and phylogenetic significance of mental foramen number and position in the evolution of Upper Pleistocene Homo sapiens H. Coqueugniot and N. Minugh-Purvis; 15. A new approach to the quantitative analysis of post cranial growth in Neandertals and modern humans. Evidence from the hipbone T. Majo and A. -m. Tillier; 16. Ontogenetic variation in the Dederiyeh Neandertal infants: postcranial evidence O. Kondo and H. Ishida; 17. Hominid growth and development in the Late Pleistocene Homo A. J. Nelson, G. E. Krovitz and J. L. Thompson; 18. Conclusions: putting it all together A. J. Nelson, J. L. Thompson and G. E. Krovitz.

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Biography

JENNIFER L. THOMPSON is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. GAIL E. KROVITZ is Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. ANDREW J. NELSON is Associate Professor of Anthropology at The University of Western Ontario.

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