African Genesis: Perspectives on Hominin Evolution by Sally C. Reynolds,Andrew Gallagher

By Sally C. Reynolds,Andrew Gallagher

the invention of the 1st species of African hominin, Australopithecus africanus, from Taung, South Africa in 1924, introduced the examine of fossil guy in Africa. New discoveries proceed to verify the significance of this area to our figuring out of human evolution. Outlining significant advancements considering that Raymond Dart's description of the Taung cranium and, particularly, the impression of the pioneering paintings of Phillip V. Tobias, this e-book can be a invaluable spouse for college students and researchers of human origins. It offers a precis of the present kingdom of palaeoanthropology, reviewing the information which are relevant to the sector, and offers a standpoint on how destiny advancements will form our wisdom approximately hominin emergence in Africa. quite a lot of key subject matters are coated, from the earliest fossils from Chad and Kenya, to the origins of bipedalism and the talk approximately how and the place glossy people advanced and dispersed throughout Africa.

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