Human Paleobiology

Human Paleobiology

by Robert B. Eckhardt
     
 

Explores adaptability and variation in past and present human populations.See more details below

Overview

Explores adaptability and variation in past and present human populations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521451604
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #26
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Palaeobiology: present perspectives on the past; 2. Constancy and change: taxonomic uncertainty in a probabilistic world; 3. A century of fossils; 4. About a century of theory; 5. Human adaptability present and past; 6. Primate patterns of diversity and adaptation; 7. Hominid phylogeny: morphological and molecular measures of diversity; 8. Plio-Pleistocene hominids: the paleobiology of fragmented populations; 9. Character state velocity in the emergence of more advanced hominids; 11. Paleobiological perspectives on modern human origins; 12. The future of the past; References.

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