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Humankind Emerging

ISBN-10: 0205325092

ISBN-13: 9780205325092

Edition: 2002

Authors: Bernard G. Campbell, James D. Loy

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An impressive revision that updates the content, improves the graphics, adds significant new material, and addresses contemporary concerns and the relationship of the book's subject matter to ongoing issues in everyday life. Of all editions of the book, the eighth is clearly a superior, comprehensive introduction to physical anthropology. It retains, and incrementally improves, the best features of earlier versions. A whole new set of theoretical perspectives and timelines illuminate the latest fossil finds. The links to the WWW sites are a terrific pedagogical addition to help students keep current, in real time, as new finds are uncovered or restudies are reported. For anyone interested in anthropology and human evolution.
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Book details

List price: $181.80
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Each chapter includes
Overview
Summary
Postscript
Review Questions
Suggested Further Reading, and Internet Resources
Evolution
The Search for Human Origins
Mini-Timeline
Pre-Scientific Theories of Human Origins
Early Naturalists Begin to Question Human Antiquity
Geology Comes of Age: The Theory of Deep Time
The Advent of Evolutionary Theories
Gregor Mendel and the Problem of Heredity
Turn of the Century: Mendel Rediscovered, Natural Selection out of Favor.
Evolutionary Mechanisms
Levels of Selection and Change
Genes, DNA, and RNA
Sources of Genetic and Phenotypic Variation
Populations and Species
The Origin of Humankind
Humans among the Primates
Names and Classifications
The Primates
Human Characteristics
The Behavior of Living Primates
Studying Primates
Basis of Social Organization
Territory and Ecology
The Apes
Apes and Other Ancestors: Prehominid Evolution
Mini-Timeline
Studying Fossils
Dating Procedures
The Earliest Primates
Undoubted Primate Fossils
The First Higher Primates
The Transvaal Hominids
Mini-Timeline
The Science of Paleoanthropology
Dart''s Discovery of the Taung Skull (1924)
Discoveries of Robert Broom
Fossils and Artifacts
Additional Finds at Swartkrans
Comments on Australopithecine Phylogeny
East Africa: The Australopithecine Fossils
Mini-Timeline
Separating Australopithecines and Hominines in East Africa
Discoveries at Olduvai
The Search Moves North into Kenya and Ethiopia
The Pace of Discovery Quickens at Century''s End
Lifestyles of the Australopithecines
Evolutionary Models of the Subfamily Australopithecinae
East Africa: The Advent of Homo
Mini-Timeline
First Evidence of the Hominines
Early Hominine Lifestyles
Early Hominine Phylogenies
The Evolution of Hominid behavior
Hominid Characteristics
Bipedal Locomotion
Early Technology
What Triggered Brain Expansion in Early Homo?
The Evolution of Humankind
Discovering Homo erectus
Mini-Timeline
Eugene Dubois and the Quest for the Missing Link
Twentieth-Century Discoveries
Homo erectus Fossils from Africa
Evidence of Homo erectus in Europe: Many Artifacts, Few Fossils
More Fossils and Some Surprising Dates from Asia
The Anatomy of Homo erectus
Evolutionary Relationships of Homo erectus
Environment and Technology of Homo erectus
Mini-Timeline
Homo erectus: New Questions about an Old Species
The World of Homo erectus
Stone Tools
Shelter and Fire
Subsistence Patterns and Diet
Hunting, Gathering, and the Evolution of Society
Behavioral Speculations
The Archaeology of the Hunters
Beginnings of Hunting
New Social Developments
Intraspecies Aggression
The Evolution of Language and the Brain
Mini-Timeline
Ways of Communicating
Ability to Speak
Evolution of Speech
The Brain
Modern Humanity
Homo heidelbergensis and the Neandertals: Successors to Homo erectus
Mini-Timeline
The Descendants of Homo erectus
First View of Neandertals
Neandertals in Europe and Beyond
Neandertal Anatomy
Speciation in the Middle Pleistocene: Homo heidelbergensis
The Anatomy of Homo Heidelbergensis
Evolutionary Relationships in the Mid-to-Late Pleistocene
Homo heidelbergensis and the Neandertals: Culture and Environments
Mini-Timeline
Range and Adaptations of Mid-to-Late Pleistocene Humans
Cultural Developments among Homo heidelbergensis
The Penultimate Pleistocene Glacial Cycle
The Ice Sheets return
Cultural Developments among the Neandertals
The Final Transformation: The Evolution of Modern Humans
Mini-Timeline
Early Discoveries of Anatomically Modern People
Fate of the Archaic Humans
The Biological and Cultural Transition
A New Breed
New Lands
Technology, Magic, and Art
Mini-Timeline
An End to Wandering
Art and Ritual
The Human Condition
The Story of Humankind
Human Variability
The Question of Race
Challenges for the Future
The Genetic Code
Dating Procedures for Fossil Remains
Diagnostic Traits of the Hominids
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index