Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology: The Evolution of Modern Human Diversity: A Study of Cranial Variation Series Number 18

La description

Exactly how modern humans evolved is a subject of intense debate. This book deals with the evolution of modern humans from an archaic ancestor and the differentiation of modern populations from each other. The first section of the book investigates whether modern populations arose from regional archaic hominid groups that were already different from each other, and argues that in fact, most lines of evidence support a single, recent origin of modern humans in Africa. Dr Lahr then goes on to examine ways in which this diversification could have occurred, given what we know from fossils, archaeological remains and the relationships of existing populations today. This book will be a must for all those interested in human evolution.

Details

Author(s)
Marta Mirazon Lahr, C. G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Robert Andrew Foley, Nina G. Jablonski, Karen B. Strier, Michael Little, Kenneth M. Weiss
Format
Paperback | 436 pages
Dimensions
153 x 229 x 28mm | 680g
Publication date
30 Nov 2005
Publisher
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Publication City/Country
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Revised ed.
Illustrations note
20 Tables, unspecified; 25 Halftones, unspecified; 30 Line drawings, unspecified
ISBN10
052102031X
ISBN13
9780521020312
Bestsellers rank
1,885,674