The Evolution of Modern Human Diversity: A Study of Cranial Variation

The Evolution of Modern Human Diversity: A Study of Cranial Variation

by Marta Mirazon Lahr
ISBN-10:
052102031X
ISBN-13:
9780521020312
Pub. Date:
07/31/2005
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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The Evolution of Modern Human Diversity: A Study of Cranial Variation

There are two main theories as to how humans evolved. The first suggests that modern humans evolved from several regional groups of people, already different from one another, and the second, that there was a single ancestral group in Africa, In this exciting new book, Dr. Marta Lahr presents evidence from fossils, archaeological remains and studies of the relationships of modern populations to argue for the 'Out of Africa' option. This book will be a must for all those interested in human evolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521020312
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/31/2005
Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series , #18
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The modern human origins debate; Part I. Multiregional Evolution as the Source of Human Cranial Diversity: 3. The morphological basis of the multiregional model; 4. The regional expression of the East Asian and Australian continuity traits; 5. Temporal distribution of the 'Regional Continuity Traits' in late Pleistocene hominids; 6. The independence of expression of the 'Regional Continuity Traits'; 7. Multiregional evolution as the source of recent regional cranial diversity; a review; Part II. The Evolution of Modern Human Cranial Diversity from a Single Ancestral Source: 8. Cranial variation in Homo sapiens; 9. Morphological differentiation from a single ancestral source; 10. Geographical differentiation from a single ancestral source; 11. The evolution of modern human cranial diversity; 12. Final conclusions; References; Index.

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