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Fossil man. Human paleontology

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  • Recent Advances of Chinese Palaeoanthropologyby Rukang Wu

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1982; US$ 14.00

    EARLY HOMINOIDS In recent years, we have discovered many pongid and hominid fossils of major importance, covering a time span from the beginning of the hominids, or earliest man, to Homo sapiens or modern man. more...

  • Thin on the Groundby Steven E. Churchill

    Wiley 2014; US$ 154.95 US$ 134.29

    Thin on the Ground: Neandertal Biology, Archeology and Ecology  synthesizes the current knowledge about our sister species the Neandertals, combining data from a variety of disciplines to reach a cohesive theory behind Neandertal low population densities and relatively low rate of technological innovation. The book highlights and contrasts the differences... more...

  • The Australopithecine Faceby Yoel Rak

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Australopithecine Face provides an introduction to the interpretation of the facial skeleton of Australopithecus, a part of the anatomy well represented in the African collections. This book presents important morphological differences between the early hominid taxa and interprets them in a biochemical, functional, evolutionary framework. Organized... more...

  • Dragon Bone Hillby Noel T. Boaz; Russell L. Ciochon

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    "Peking Man," a cave man once thought a great hunter who had first tamed fire, actually was a composite of the gnawed remains of some fifty women, children, and men unfortunate enough to have been the prey of the giant cave hyena. Researching the famous fossil site of Dragon Bone Hill in China, scientists Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon retell... more...

  • Human Origins and Environmental Backgroundsby Hidemi Ishida; Russell Tuttle; Martin Pickford; Naomichi Ogihara; Masato Nakatsukasa

    Springer US 2006; US$ 289.00

    Advances in fossil studies relating to the origin of Homo sapiens have strengthened the hypothesis that our direct ancestors originated on the African continent. Most researchers also agree that the time when prehumans diverged from the last common ancestor was in the early part of the Late Miocene epoch. Focus must now shift from determining the... more...

  • Neanderthals in Walesby Stephen Aldhouse-Green; Rick Peterson; Elizabeth A. Walker

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 45.00

    The final publication of results of the excavations at Pontnewydd cave in north-east Wales has been eagerly awaited. The site was investigated as part of the Palaeolithic Settlement of Wales Research Programme, which has been responsible for transforming understanding of the nature of human settlement on the very margins of Eurasia by early Neanderthals.... more...

  • The Shanidar Neandertalsby Erik Trinkaus

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 93.95

    The Shanidar Neandertals describes the functional morphology of the Neanderthals and their place in human evolution based on a paleontological study of fossils discovered at Shanidar Cave in northeastern Iraq. Functional interpretations are provided that describe and discuss the individual fossils. The phylogenetic implications of the Shanidar specimens... more...

  • Debating Humankind's Place in Nature, 1860-2000by Richard Delisle

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 111.95

    This text, the only one of its kind on the market, surveys the development of the field of human evolution from its inception through today. It provides students with a broad contrast enabling them to fully understand the value and role of current paleoanthropological research. Features: An historical approach - Establishes for students the nature... more...

  • The Neanderthal Legacyby Paul A. Mellars

    Princeton University Press 1995; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    The Neanderthals populated western Europe from nearly 250,000 to 30,000 years ago when they disappeared from the archaeological record. In turn, populations of anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens, came to dominate the area. Seeking to understand the nature of this replacement, which has become a hotly debated issue, Paul Mellars brings together... more...

  • Neanderthals and Modern Humansby Clive Finlayson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book provides evidence that climate change drove Neanderthal extinction, not competition with our own ancestors. more...