401 pages, 215 b/w photos and b/w illustrations; tables
This book, and its companion volume present the results of new investigations into the geology, paleontology and paleoecology of the early hominin site of Laetoli in northern Tanzania. The site is one of the most important paleontological and paleoanthropological sites in Africa, world renowned for the discovery of fossils of the early hominin Australopithecus afarensis, as well as remarkable trails of its footprints.
The first volume provides new evidence on the geology, geochronology, ecology, ecomorphology and taphonomy of the site.
From the reviews: "Volume 1 begins with a review of the most recent paleontological and geological investigations in the Laetoli area, including a reassessment of the best-known fossil localities; it then sorts through the geology of the region. ! should be in any library with natural history collections. ! provide a critical resource for human evolution studies, and will appeal to geologists, paleontologists, and anthropologists alike. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Academic and professional audiences, all levels." (M. A. Wilson, Choice, Vol. 48 (11), July, 2011)
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