Human Fossil Record: Craniodental Morphology of Genus Australopiths / Edition 1by Jeffrey H Schwartz, Ian Tattersall
Pub. Date: 04/22/2005
The Human Fossil Record series is the most authoritative and comprehensive documentation of the fossil evidence relevant to the study of our evolutionary past. It fills the critical need for a complete resource that provides detailed morphological descriptions based on uniformly applied protocols, along with all new photographs taken exclusively for the series. This… See more details below
The Human Fossil Record series is the most authoritative and comprehensive documentation of the fossil evidence relevant to the study of our evolutionary past. It fills the critical need for a complete resource that provides detailed morphological descriptions based on uniformly applied protocols, along with all new photographs taken exclusively for the series. This fourth volume covers the craniodental remains of early hominids of the genera Australopithecus, Paranthropus, Orrorin, as well as providing a concluding survey of hominid craniodental morphologies.
In this monumental and groundbreaking new series, the authors use clearly defined terminology and descriptive protocols that are applied uniformly throughout. Organized alphabetically by site name, with detailed morphological descriptions and original, expertly taken photographs, each entry features:
* Location information
* History of discovery
* Previous systematic assessments of the fossils
* Geological, archaeological, and faunal contexts
* References to the primary literature
The Human Fossil Record series is truly a must-have reference for anyone interested in the study of human evolution.
Table of Contents
PART 1: INTRODUCTION.
Anatomical Terminology Figures.
Layout of Entries.
PART 2: SITE ENTRIES.
Koobi Fora (East Turkana, East Rudolf).
Laetoli (Laetolil, Garusi).
Omo Valley, Lower (Shungura, Usno).
Peninj (Lake Natron).
Tabarin (Tugen Hills).
Turkana, West (Lomekwi, Lokalalei, Nachukui).
PART 3: HOMINID CRANIODENTAL MORPHOLOGIES: AN OVERVIEW.
Systematic Approach to the Hominid Fossil Record.
The Family Hominidae and the Earliest Hominids.
Operational Problems in the Alpha Taxonomy of the "Early Hominids".
Eastern Africa: The "Robusts".
The Ubiquitous Homo Erectus: Species or Grab-Bag?
Homo Erectus and Its Putative Relatives in Java.
Putative Homo Erectus in China.
Putative Homo Erectus from Africa.
Putative Homo Erectus from Europe.
Middle and Late Pleistocene Hominids of Europe.
Early Middle Pleistocene Hominids.
Homo Heidelbergensis and Its Putative Relatives.
The Neanderthals and Related Forms.
Homo Sapiens and "Archaic Homo Sapiens".
Homo Sapiens and Suggested Close Relatives.
Other Members of the "Archaic Homo Sapiens" Group from the Levant and Africa.
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