Contemporary Issues in Human Evolution

Contemporary Issues in Human Evolution

Contemporary Issues in Human Evolution.
Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences, No. 21.
Meikle, W.E., Howell, F.C. and Jablonski, N.G., eds. 1996.

The study of human evolution is dependent upon the study of the contemporaneous environment. Thus scientific inquires into the evolution of our species must include a team of specialists outside the field of paleoanthropology. With contributions from widely recognized scholars in the fields of vertebrate paleontology, archaeology and molecular anthropology, as well as paleoanthropology, Contemporary Issues in Human Evolution brings together essays on various topics within the broader field of human evolution.

193 pages. Hard cover $35.


CONTRIBUTORS

Alison S. Brooks
Ronald J. Clarke
F. Clark Howell

Nina G. Jablonski
Jonathan Marks
Henry M. McHenry
Christopher B. Stringer
Pascal Tassy
Ian Tattersall
Bernard Wood

 


CONTENTS

Preface
Nina G. Jablonski

Thoughts on the Study and Interpretation of the Human Fossil Record
F. Clark Howell

Paleoanthropology and Preconception
Ian Tattersall

Grades and Clades: A Paleontological Perspective on Phylogenetic Issues
Pascal Tassy

Homoplasy, Clades, and Hominid Phylogeny
Henry M. McHenry

The Genus Paranthropus: What's in a Name?
Ronald J. Clarke

Origin and Evolution of the Genus Homo
Bernard Wood

Current Issues in Modern Human Origins
Christopher B. Stringer

Behavior and Human Evolution
Alison S. Brooks

Molecular Anthropology in Retrospect and Prospect
Jonathan Marks

 

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