African Genesis : Perspectives on Hominin Evolution, Hardback Book

African Genesis : Perspectives on Hominin Evolution Hardback

Edited by Sally C. Reynolds, Andrew Gallagher

Part of the Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology series

Description

The discovery of the first species of African hominin, Australopithecus africanus, from Taung, South Africa in 1924, launched the study of fossil man in Africa.

New discoveries continue to confirm the importance of this region to our understanding of human evolution.

Outlining major developments since Raymond Dart's description of the Taung skull and, in particular, the impact of the pioneering work of Phillip V.

Tobias, this book will be a valuable companion for students and researchers of human origins.

It presents a summary of the current state of palaeoanthropology, reviewing the ideas that are central to the field, and provides a perspective on how future developments will shape our knowledge about hominin emergence in Africa.

A wide range of key themes are covered, from the earliest fossils from Chad and Kenya, to the origins of bipedalism and the debate about how and where modern humans evolved and dispersed across Africa.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 598 pages, 125 b/w illus. 14 colour illus. 41 tables
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Evolution
  • ISBN: 9781107019959

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