Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia / Edition 1

Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia / Edition 1

by W. Henry Gilbert
     
 


"Reports on one of the most exciting finds in recent years and fills a major gap in the fossil record of human evolution. It is a major achievement which will be of interest to paleontologists, geologists, stratigraphers, as well as a broader readership of students, scholars, and lay persons interested in human evolution."—Eric Delson, Professor and Chair of… See more details below

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"Reports on one of the most exciting finds in recent years and fills a major gap in the fossil record of human evolution. It is a major achievement which will be of interest to paleontologists, geologists, stratigraphers, as well as a broader readership of students, scholars, and lay persons interested in human evolution."—Eric Delson, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Lehman College, City University of New York; and Research Associate, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History

"Certain to be an important, even a standard, resource for the investigation and interpretation of the evolution of humans."—John M. Harris, Chief Curator, George C. Page Museum

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520251205
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/04/2009
Series:
Middle Awash Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

W. Henry Gilbert is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at California State University, East Bay, and is Assistant Researcher at the Human Evolution Research Center, University of California, Berkeley.
Berhane Asfaw is codirector of the Middle Awash research project and operates the Rift Valley Research Service in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1.
Introduction
Chapter 2. Geology and Geochronology
Chapter 3. Bovidae
Chapter 4. Carnivora
Chapter 5. Cercopithecidae
Chapter 6. Equidae
Chapter 7. Giraffidae
Chapter 8. Hippopotamidae
Chapter 9. Elephantidae
Chapter 10. Rhinocerotidae
Chapter 11. Suidae
Chapter 12. Rare Taxa
Chapter 13. Homo erectus Cranial Anatomy
Chapter 14. Tomographic Analysis of the Daka Calvaria
Chapter 15. Hominid Systematics
Chapter 16. Daka Member Hominid Postcranial Remains
Chapter 17. Ecological and Biogeographic Context of the Daka Member
Chapter 18. Conclusions: Evolutionary
Insights from the Daka Member

Bibliography

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