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Paleoanthropology of the Balkans and Anatolia: Human Evolution and its Context

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Presents a comprehensive review of the paleoanthropological records in the Balkans and Anatolia
Showcases new paleoanthropological and paleolithic research conducted in Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Turkey
Discusses paleoenvironmental & biogeographic evidence in the region from various perspectives (large mammal fauna, micro-mammals, plant species, etc.)

Series: Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series

By: Katerina Harvati (Editor), Mirjana Roksandic (Editor)

368 pages, 90 colour & 58 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Jan 2017 | #231951 | ISBN-13: 9789402408737
Available for pre-order: Due Jan 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £74.50 $90/€85 approx

About this book

This edited volume systematically reviews the evidence for early human presence in one of the most relevant geographic regions of Europe – the Balkans and Anatolia, an area that has been crucial in shaping the course of human evolution in Europe, but whose paleoanthropological record is poorly known. The primary aim of Paleoanthropology of the Balkans and Anatolia is to showcase new paleoanthropological (human paleontological and paleolithic) research conducted in the region. The volume is organized into three sections. The first one deals with the human fossil record from Greece, the Central Balkans, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. The second section presents the paleolithic record of the same countries. In the third part, the authors provide a synthesis of current paleoenvironmental evidence for the Balkans. Chapters summarize and systematize the available human fossil evidence, examine their context, and place them within the framework of our understanding of human evolution in Europe and beyond, as well as present new analyses of existing human fossils. Paleoanthropology of the Balkans and Anatolia will be of interest to professionals, upper undergraduate and graduate students in paleoanthropology, human paleontology and paleolithic archaeology and in a variety of related fields, including human variation and adaptation, paleontology and biogeography. It will also be appropriate as a reference book for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on human evolution and European paleoanthropology.


Section I: Human Fossil Records
Section II: Paleolithic Record
Section III: Synthesis of Current Paleoenvironmental Evidence for the Balkans
Systematize the available Human Fossil Evidence

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