By David R. Begun
A better half to Paleoanthropology provides a compendium of readings from prime students within the box that outline our present wisdom of the key discoveries and advancements in human origins and human evolution, tracing the fossil list from primate and hominid origins to the dispersal of recent people around the globe.
- Represents an obtainable cutting-edge precis of the complete box of paleoanthropology, with an outline of hominid taxonomy
- Features articles at the key discoveries in ape and human evolution, in cranial, postcranial and mind evolution, development and development
- Surveys the breadth of the paleontological list from primate origins to trendy humans
- Highlights the original tools and methods of paleoanthropology, together with relationship and ecological equipment, and use of residing primate date to reconstruct habit in fossil apes and humans
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A Companion to Paleoanthropology (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology) by David R. Begun