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Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction

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Series: Very Short Introduction Series Volume: 142

By: Bernard Wood

131 pages, 18 black and white illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #152857 | ISBN: 0192803603
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About this book

This Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the latest fossil finds. Although concentrating on the fossil evidence for human evolution, it also covers the latest genetic evidence about regional variations in the modern human genome that relate to our evolutionary history. Bernard Wood draws on over thirty years of experience to provide an insiders view of the field and some of the personalities in it, and demonstrates that our understanding of human evolution is critically dependent on advances in related sciences such as paleoclimatology, geochronology, systematics, genetics, and developmental biology.


Contents

1. What to expect; 2. Finding our place; 3. Fossil hominins - discovery and context; 4. Fossil hominins - analysis and interpretation; 5. Possible and probable early hominins; 6. Archaic hominins; 7. Transitional and archaic Homo; 8. Modern human origins; Timelines; Personalities; Further Reading


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