Evolution of Human Life History
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Description: Human beings may share 98 percent of their genetic makeup with their nonhuman primate cousins, but they have distinctive life histories. When and why did these uniquely human patterns evolve? To answer that question, this volume brings together specialists in hunter-gatherer behavioral ecology and demography, human growth, development, and nutrition, paleodemography, human paleontology, primatology, and the genomics of aging. The contributors identify and explain the peculiar features of human life histories, such as the rate and timing of processes that directly influence survival and reproduction. Drawing on new evidence from paleoanthropology, they question existing arguments that link humans' extended childhood dependency and long "post-reproductive" lives to brain development, learning, and distinctively human social structures. The volume reviews alternative explanations for the distinctiveness of human life history and incorporates multiple lines of evidence in order to test them.
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Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: School for Advanced Research Press/SAR Press
Publication date: 8/28/2006
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|The derived features of human life history||p. 17|
|Life history theory and human evolution : a chronicle of ideas and findings||p. 45|
|Slow life histories and human evolution||p. 95|
|Primate life histories and the role of brains||p. 127|
|Lactation, complementary feeding, and human life history||p. 155|
|Modern human life history : the evolution of human childhood and fertility||p. 197|
|Contemporary hunter-gatherers and human life history evolution||p. 231|
|The osteological evidence for human longevity in the recent past||p. 267|
|Paleodemographic data and why understanding holocene demography is essential to understanding human life history evolution in the Pleistocene||p. 307|
|The evolution of modern human life history : a paleontological perspective||p. 331|
|Splitting (speciose) hominin taxonomy||p. 365|
|Lumping (less speciose) hominin taxonomy||p. 387|
|Notes for body mass and brain size data used in tables 11.3 and 11.4||p. 395|
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