The Human Lineage
March 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Provides thorough coverage of the fossil record and sites, with data on key variables such as cranial capacity and body size estimates.
Offers the most balanced, critical assessment of the interpretative models explaining pattern in the fossil record.
Each chapter incorporates a "Blind Alley" box focusing on once prevalent ideas now rejected such as the arboreal theory, seed-eating, single-species hypothesis, and Piltdown man Promotes critical thinking by students while allowing instructors flexibility in structuring their teaching.
Densely illustrated with informative, well-labeled anatomical drawings and photographs.
Engaging and clear writing throughout
Includes an annotated bibliography for advanced inquiry.
Both authors are established leaders in the field, together providing depth of expertise on evolutionary theory and anatomy through to functional morphology.