Darwin's Legacy

Darwin's Legacy

by Sue Taylor Parker, Karin Enstam Jaffe
     
 

ISBN-10: 075910316X

ISBN-13: 9780759103160

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Darwin’s Legacy: Scenarios in Human Evolution compares ideas about human evolution Darwin published in The Descent of Man in 1891 to 30 scenarios about the evolution of such unique human characteristics as bipedalism, hairless skin, secondary sex characters, language and culture that anthropologists and psychologists published between 1950 and 2006. It

Overview

Darwin’s Legacy: Scenarios in Human Evolution compares ideas about human evolution Darwin published in The Descent of Man in 1891 to 30 scenarios about the evolution of such unique human characteristics as bipedalism, hairless skin, secondary sex characters, language and culture that anthropologists and psychologists published between 1950 and 2006. It evaluates ideas about hunting and scavenging, aimed throwing, primitive warfare, aquatic life, courtship, and sign language in light of modern data on genetics, stone tools, fossils, and primate behavior. Parallels between Darwin’s ideas and those of modern researchers are striking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759103160
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
African Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I. Background Chapter 2 Chapter 1. Scenarios in Human Evolution: Science or Fiction? Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Guidelines for Modeling Human Evolution Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Who Were Our Ancestors? Part 5 Part II. Origins Models Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Origins of Human Subsistence Chapter 7 Chapter 5. Origins of Bipedalism Chapter 8 Chapter 6. Origins of Human Life History Chapter 9 Chapter 7. Origins of Human Bodily Displays Chapter 10 Chapter 8. Origins of Language Chapter 11 Chapter 9. Origins of Human Mentality Chapter 12 Chapter 10. Origins of Cultures

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