Patterns of Growth and Development in the Genus Homo

Patterns of Growth and Development in the Genus Homo

by J. L. Thompson

This 2003 book focuses on species within the genus Homo to investigate the evolutionary origins of characteristic human patterns.See more details below


This 2003 book focuses on species within the genus Homo to investigate the evolutionary origins of characteristic human patterns.

Product Details

Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #37
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction G. E. Krovitz, A. J. Nelson and J. L. Thompson; Part I. Setting the Stage: What Do we Know about Human Growth and Development?: 2. The human pattern of growth and development in paleontological perspective B. Bogin; 3. Postnatal ontogeny of facial position in Homo sapiens and Pan troglodytes B. McBratney-Owen and D. E. Lieberman; 4. Variation in modern human dental development H. Liversidge; 5. Developmental variation in the facial skeleton on anatomically modern Homo sapiens U. Strand Vidarsdóttir and P. O'Higgins; 6. Linear growth variation in the archaeological record L. T. Humphrey; 7. Hominid growth and development: the modern context J. L. Thompson, A. J. Nelson and G. E. Krovitz; Part II. The First Steps: From Australopithecines to Middle Pleistocene Homo: 8. Reconstructing australopithecine growth and development: what do we think we know? K. L. Kuykendall; 9. Growth and life history in Homo erectus S. C. Antón and S. R. Leigh; 10. Patterns of dental development in Lower and Middle Pleistocene hominins from Atapuerca (Spain) J. M. Bermúdez de Castro, F. Ramírez Rozzi, M. Martinón-Torres, S. Sarimiento Pérez and A. Rosas; 11. Hominid growth and development from australopithecines to Middle Pleistocene Homo G. E. Krovitz, J. L. Thompson and A. J. Nelson; Part III. The Last Steps: The Approach to Modern Humans: 12. Diagnosing heterochronic perturbations in the craniofacial evolution of Homo (Neandertals and modern humans) and Pan (P. troglodytes and P. paniscus) F. L. Williams, L. R. Godfrey and M. R. Sutherland; 13. Shape and growth differences between Neandertals and modern humans: grounds for a species-level distinction? G. E. Krovitz; 14. Ontogenetic patterning and phylogenetic significance of mental foramen number and position in the evolution of Upper Pleistocene Homo sapiens H. Coqueugniot and N. Minugh-Purvis; 15. A new approach to the quantitative analysis of postcranial growth in Neandertals and modern humans: evidence from the hipbone T. Majó and A. –M. Tillier; 16. Ontogenetic variation in the Dederiych Neandertal infants: postcranial evidence O. Kondo and H. Ishida; 17. Hominid growth and development in Upper Pleistocene Homo A. J. Nelson, G. E. Krovitz and J. L. Thompson; 18. Conclusions: putting it all together A. J. Nelson, J. L. Thompson and G. E. Krovitz; Index.

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >