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Reconstructing Human Origins

Un libro in lingua di Conroy Glenn C. Herman Pontzer edito da W W Norton & Co Inc, 2012

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This textbook for a first course in paleoanthropology examines the fossil evidence for human evolution and explains how that evidence is interpreted in modern paleoanthropological research. There is special emphasis on how recent advances in radiometric dating, functional morphology, molecular biology, and archaeological inference have impacted the field. A final chapter offers a "reality check" on what the fossil evidence says about modern human origins. The text's layout offers b&w anatomical illustrations and photos of artifacts and sites, plus maps and charts. This third edition contains a new section on primate ecomorphology, a discussion of the recent Ardi skeleton, and updated material on biomechanics and the development of bipedal walking. Conroy teaches anatomy and anthropology at Washington University School of Medicine. Pontzer teaches anthropology at Hunter College. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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