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Fossil man. Human paleontology

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  • Cro-Magnonby Brian Fagan

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 45.79

    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...

  • 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • Human Evolutionby Camilo J. Cela-Conde; Francisco J. Ayala

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 35.00

    This book is intended as a comprehensive overview of hominid evolution, synthesising data and approaches from physical anthropology, genetics, archaeology, psychology and philosophy. Human evolution courses are now widespread and this book has the potential to satisfy the requirements of most, particularly at the advanced undergraduate and graduate... more...

  • How To Think Like a Neandertalby Thomas Wynn; Frederick L. Coolidge

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 12.99

    There have been many books, movies, and even TV commercials featuring Neandertals--some serious, some comical. But what was it really like to be a Neandertal? How were their lives similar to or different from ours? In How to Think Like a Neandertal, archaeologist Thomas Wynn and psychologist Frederick L. Coolidge team up to provide a brilliant account... 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...

  • A view to a killby G. L. Dusseldorp

    Sidestone Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    The sophistication of Neanderthal behavioural strategies have been the subject of debate from the moment of their recognition as a separate species of hominin in 1856. This book presents a study on Neanderthal foraging prowess. Novel ethnographic and primatological insights, suggest that increasing dependence on high quality foods, such as meat, caused... more...