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Fossil man. Human paleontology

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  • Neanderthal Manby Svante Pääbo

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Svante Pääbo is the founder of the field of ancient DNA. The director of the department of genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Pääbo has been featured in the New York Times , Newsweek , and The Economist , as well as on NPR, PBS, and BBC. In 2009 Time named him one of the 100 Most Influential People... more...

  • Cro-Magnonby Brian Fagan

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 52.30

    Cro-Magnon ? das sind wir! Bittere Kälte, kaum Nahrung, furchterregende Raubtiere: Unsere Vorfahren, die Cro-Magnon-Menschen, waren in der Eiszeit einer lebensfeindlichen Wildnis ausgeliefert. Jäger und Gejagte in einem gnadenlosen Überlebenskampf, schufen sie dennoch Kunstwerke wie die Höhlenzeichnungen von Lascaux und die Venus vom Hohle Fels, spielten... more...

  • Human Origins and Environmental Backgroundsby Hidemi Ishida; Masato Nakatsukasa; Naomichi Ogihara

    Springer 2006; US$ 289.00

    In March of 2003, a symposium was convened in Kyoto on Human Origins and Environmental Backgrounds. This book is the result of that symposium, and includes a set of papers on topics such as hominid evolution, dispersal and morphology, and the origins of bipedalism. more...

  • 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$ 149.95

    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...

  • The Skull of Australopithecus Afarensisby William H. Kimbel

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 224.99

    An account of the fossil skull anatomy and evolutionary significance of the 3.6-3.0 million-year-old early human species Australopithecus afarensis, this text details the comparative anatomy of the new skull and other finds recovered at Hadar. It analyzes the creatures evolutionary significance in the context of other discoveries of early humans. more...

  • Neanderthals Revisitedby Katerina Harvati; Terry Harrison

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    Presents research by leading scientists re-examining the major debates in Neanderthal research with the use of methods and theoretical approaches. This book addresses topics that include the re-evaluation of Neanderthal anatomy, inferred adaptations and habitual activities, developmental patterns, phylogenetic relationships, and more. more...

  • Hominin Environments in the East African Plioceneby René Bobe; Zeresenay Alemseged; Anna K. Behrensmeyer

    Springer 2007; US$ 129.00

    This volume brings together faunal analysts working at many sites spanning the East African Pliocene. Although most chapters focus on the vertebrate fauna of particular localities, authors take a broad approach that seeks to compare paleoenvironmental and paleoecological patterns across localities and among various taxonomic groups. This volume aims... more...