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Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory

Edited By: Ian Tattersall, Eric Delsan, John Van Couvering and Alison Brooks

753 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

Garland Science

Hardback | Dec 2000 | Edition: 2 | #122381 | ISBN: 0815316968
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About this book

Now widely recognised as a standard in the field, the Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory provides the most complete context possible for understanding the 65-million-year story of humankind's origins. The Encyclopedia gathers the work of 49 internationally recognised scholars, each a leading authority writing under the guidance of a distinguished team of editors from the American Museum of Natural History. They have prepared over 800 entries, ranging from brief definitions of technical terms to in depth, lengthy essays on broad topics such as evolutionary theory, genetics and Palaeolithic archaeology. This range makes the Encyclopedia a suitable tool for scholars and readers in a variety of fields, including archaeology, palaeontology, primateology, and genetics. Each entry offers an authoritative and objective explanation of its topic, written in clear, concise language. In discussions of contested and controversial topics, the contributors present a full range of opinion, with extensive cross-references.


Contents

Amino-acid dating Austalopithecus Baring Basin/Tugen Hills Bone Biology Calcium-41 dating Catarrhini Colobinae Complex societies Europe Functional morphology Homo rudolfensis Jewellry Late Paleolithic Lemuriformes Locomotion Natron-Eyasi Basin Non-Darwinian evolution Paleolithic image Pilgrim, Guy Ellock Quantitative methods Sea level change Sexual dimorphism Taphonomy teeth Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre Turkana Basin Visual predation hypothesis Zhoukoudian

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