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The Human Fossil Record, Volume 2, Craniodental Morphology of Genus Homo (Africa and Asia)

The Human Fossil Record, Volume 2, Craniodental Morphology of Genus Homo (Africa and Asia)

Jeffrey H. Schwartz, Ian Tattersall

ISBN: 978-0-471-72271-7

Jan 2005

616 pages

Select type: O-Book

Description

The Human Fossil Record series is the most authoritative and comprehensive documentation of the fossil evidence  relevant to the study of our evolutionary past. This second volume covers the craniodental remains from Africa and Asia attributed to the genus Homo. In this monumental and groundbreaking new series, the authors use clearly defined terminology and descriptive protocols that are applied uniformly throughout. Organized alphabetically by site name with detailed morphological descriptions and original, expertly taken photographs, each entry features:
  • Location information
  • History of discovery
  • Previous systematic assessments of the fossils
  • Geological, archaeological, and faunal contexts
  • Dating
  • References to the primary literature
Preface to Volumes One and Two.

PART 1. INTRODUCTION.

Descriptive Protocol.

Descriptive Format.

Anatomical Terminology Figures.

Abbreviations.

Maps.

Layout of Entries.

PART 2A. AFRICA.

Bodo.

Border Cave.

Boskop.

Cave of Hearths.

Chemeron.

Dar es Soltane II.

Eilye Springs.

Eyasi.

Fish Hoek.

Florisbad.

Guomde.

Hadar.

Haua Fteah.

Jebel Irhoud.

Kabwe.

Klasies River Mouth.

Koobi Fora.

Laetoli (Ngaloba).

Melka Kontouré.

Nariokotome.

Ndutu.

Olduvai Gorge.

Omo Kibish.

Saldanha.

Salé.

Singa.

Sterkfontein.

Swartkrans.

Thomas Quarry.

Tighenif.

Tuinplaas.

Uraha.

PART 2B. ASIA, WESTERN.

Amud.

Jebel Qafzeh.

Kebara.

Shanidar.

Skhūl.

Tabūn.

Teshik-Tash.

Zuttiyeh.

PART 2C. ASIA, EASTERN, AND CENTRAL.

Dali.

Hexian.

Jinniushan.

Kedungbrubus.

Lantian.

Liujiang.

Longgupo.

Maba.

Mojokerto.

Narmada.

Ngandong.

Ngawi.

Sambungmachan.

Sangiran.

Trinil.

Wajak.

Yuanmou.

Yunxian.

Zhoukoudian Lower Cave.

Zhoukoudian Upper-Cave.

PART 3. FOSSILS ATTRIBUTED TO GENUS HOMO: SOME GENERAL NOTES.

“Early Homo”.

Homo erectus and Its Putative Relatives in Africa and Asia.

Extinct European Homo and Putative Relatives.

Homo sapiens and “Archaic Homo sapiens”.

Conclusion.

“The work entailed in developing such a series is phenomenal and the authors must be congratulated for producing such a thorough and comprehensive volume.”  (International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 4th July 2005)

""As a unique compendium of information, the series is a necessary resource for laboratory or departmental libraries."" (American Journal of Physical Anthropology, June 2004)