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Principles of Human Evolution. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2181643
  • Book
  • 568 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Principles of Human Evolution presents an in–depth introduction to paleoanthropology and the study of human evolution. Focusing on the fundamentals of evolutionary theory and molecular genetics approaches to important questions in the field, this timely textbook will help students gain a perspective on human evolution in the context of modern biological thinking.The second edition of this successful text features the addition of Robert Foley, a leading researcher in Human Evolutionary Studies, to the writing team. Strong emphasis on evolutionary theory, ecology, and behavior and scores of new examples reflect the latest evolutionary theories and recent archaeological finds. More than a simple update, the new edition is organized by issue rather than chronology, integrating behavior, adaptation, and anatomy. A new design and new figure references make this edition more accessible for students and instructors.
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Prologue For Students: A Guide To Studying Human Evolution.

Part I: The Framework Of Human Evolution:.

1. The Growth Of The Evolutionary Perspective:.

Man s Place In Nature.

Establishing The Link Between Humans And Apes: Historical Views.

Human Evolution As Narrative And Explanation.

2. The Principles Of Evolutionary Theory:.

The Fundamentals Of Evolutionary Theory.

Modern Evolutionary Theory: The Development Of Neo–Darwinism And The Power Of Natural Selection.

3. Pattern And Process In Evolution:.

From Micro To Macro Evolution: Debates In Modern Evolutionary Theory.

The Physical Context Of Evolution.

Extinction And Patterns Of Evolution.

4. The Geological Context:.

Dating Methods.

Science Of Burial.

5. The Systematic Context:.


Molecular Systematics.

6. Human Evolution In Comparative Perspective:.

Primate Heritage.

The Comparative Perspective.

Bodies, Size, And Shape.

Bodies, Brains, And Energy.

7. Reconstructing Behavior:.

Bodies, Behavior, And Social Structure.

Nonhuman Models Of Early Hominin Behavior.

Part II: Early Hominin Evolution:.

8. Apes, Hominins, And Humans: Morphology, Molecules, And Fossils:.

Morphology And Molecules: A History Of Conflict.

Evolution Of The Catarrhines The Context Of Hominin Origin.

9. Searching For The First Hominins:.

The Earliest Hominins.


10. The Ape–Like Hominins:.

The Australopithecines.

11. Origins Of Homo:.

The Genus Homo.

Hominin Relationships.

12. Behavior And Evolution Of Early Hominins:.

Early Tool Technologies.

The Pattern Of Early Hominin Evolution.

13. Africa And Beyond – The Evolution Of Homo:.

Evolutionary Patterns.

New Technologies.

Hunter Or Scavenger.

Part III: Later Hominin Evolution:.

14. The Origin Of Modern Humans: Background And Fossil Evidence:.

Background For The Evolution Of Modern Humans.

Competing Hypotheses For Modern Human Origins.

Chronological Evidence.

The Question Of Regional Continuity.

15. The Origin Of Modern Humans: Genetic Evidence:.

The Impact Of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics.

Recent Developments.

16. The Origin Of Modern Humans: Archeology, Behavior, And Evolutionary Process:.

Archeological Evidence.

Regional Patterns In The Archeology.

Towards An Integrated Model Of Modern Human Origins.

17. Evolution Of The Brain, Intelligence, And Culture:.


Cultural Evolution.

18. Language And Symbolism:.

The Evolution Of Language.

Art In Prehistory.

19. New Worlds, Old Worlds:.

Completing Colonization.

The First Villagers.

The Human Evolutionary Heritage.


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Robert Andrew Foley
Roger Lewin
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