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The recent discovery of the diminutive Homo floresiensis (nicknamed "the Hobbit") in Indonesia has sparked new interest in the study of human evolution. In this Very Short Introduction, renowned evolutionary scholar Bernard Wood traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to today's latest fossil finds. Along the way we are introduced to the lively cast of characters, past and present, involved in evolutionary research. Although concentrating on the fossil evidence for human evolution, the book also covers the latest genetic evidence about regional variations in the modern human genome that relate to our evolutionary history. Wood draws on over thirty years of experience to provide an insiders view of the field, and demonstrates that our understanding of human evolution is critically dependent on advances in related sciences such as paleoclimatology, geochronology, systematics, genetics, and developmental biology. This is an ideal introduction for anyone interested in the origins and development of humankind.

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The recent discovery of the diminutive Homo floresiensis (nicknamed "the Hobbit") in Indonesia has sparked new interest in the study of human evolution. In this Very Short Introduction, renowned evolutionary scholar Bernard Wood traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in

the eighteenth century to today's latest fossil finds. Along the way we are introduced to the lively cast of characters, past and present, involved in evolutionary research. Although concentrating on the fossil evidence for human evolution, the book also covers the latest genetic evidence about

regional variations in the modern human genome that relate to our evolutionary history. Wood draws on over thirty years of experience to provide an insiders view of the field, and demonstrates that our understanding of human evolution is critically dependent on advances in related sciences such as

paleoclimatology, geochronology, systematics, genetics, and developmental biology. This is an ideal introduction for anyone interested in the origins and development of humankind.

Synopsis:

This "Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology from its I beginnings in the eighteenth century to today's latest fossil finds. Concentrating on the fossil evidence for human evolution, it makes reference to the relevant archaeological evidence when appropriate. The book also covers the latest genetic evidence about regional variations in the modern human genome that relate to our evolutionary history. finally it demonstrates that our understanding of human evolution is critically dependent on advances in related sciences such as paleoclimatology, geochronology, systematic, genetics, and increasingly, developmental biology.

Synopsis:

The most up-to-date and lively introduction to the subject.

About the Author

Bernard Wood is Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Origins at George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institution.

Table of Contents

1. What to expect

2. Finding our place

3. Fossil hominins - discovery and context

4. Fossil hominins - analysis and interpretation

5. Possible and probable early hominins

6. Archaic hominins

7. Transitional and archaic Homo

8. Modern human origins

Timelines

Personalities

Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192803603
Author:
Wood, Bernard
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Bernard
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Human evolution
Subject:
Fossil hominids
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution - Human
Subject:
Life Sciences | Evolutionary Biology
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
Biology-Evolution
Copyright:
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 halftones, line illus. and maps
Pages:
131
Dimensions:
4.400 x 6.800 in 0.269 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The recent discovery of the diminutive Homo floresiensis (nicknamed "the Hobbit") in Indonesia has sparked new interest in the study of human evolution. In this Very Short Introduction, renowned evolutionary scholar Bernard Wood traces the history of paleoanthropology from its beginnings in

the eighteenth century to today's latest fossil finds. Along the way we are introduced to the lively cast of characters, past and present, involved in evolutionary research. Although concentrating on the fossil evidence for human evolution, the book also covers the latest genetic evidence about

regional variations in the modern human genome that relate to our evolutionary history. Wood draws on over thirty years of experience to provide an insiders view of the field, and demonstrates that our understanding of human evolution is critically dependent on advances in related sciences such as

paleoclimatology, geochronology, systematics, genetics, and developmental biology. This is an ideal introduction for anyone interested in the origins and development of humankind.

"Synopsis" by , This "Very Short Introduction traces the history of paleoanthropology from its I beginnings in the eighteenth century to today's latest fossil finds. Concentrating on the fossil evidence for human evolution, it makes reference to the relevant archaeological evidence when appropriate. The book also covers the latest genetic evidence about regional variations in the modern human genome that relate to our evolutionary history. finally it demonstrates that our understanding of human evolution is critically dependent on advances in related sciences such as paleoclimatology, geochronology, systematic, genetics, and increasingly, developmental biology.

"Synopsis" by , The most up-to-date and lively introduction to the subject.
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