By Francois Bourliere

ISBN-10: 0202330176

ISBN-13: 9780202330174

ISBN-10: 0202361365

ISBN-13: 9780202361369

The checklist of man's early evolution, even though nonetheless fragmentary, is extra whole at the African continent than at any place else on the earth. The ecological context of this evolution, in spite of the fact that, has been studied intensively basically in recent times. This pioneering quantity attracts jointly eminent experts from many fields--physical anthropologists, zoologists, geologists, paleontologists, and prehistorians--who summarize the following the result of their assorted examine on Pleistocene environments and the cultural and organic evolution of guy in Africa.

This quantity used to be subsidized by means of the Wenner-Gren beginning for Anthropological examine Inc., which met at Burg Wartenstein, Austria. The editors have box adventure in Africa, in particular japanese and equatorial Africa. This adventure is coupled with their wisdom of the necessity to combine result of a number of box reviews touching on the biological-behavioral evolution of upper primates with different box reports at the paleoecology and the mammalian ecology of sub-Saharan Africa.

The booklet contains contributions on Pleistocene stratigraphy and climatic alterations during the African continent; at the starting place and evolution of the earliest man-like creatures in Africa; at the relationship, distribution, and variation of Pleistocene hunter-gatherer peoples; and at the ecology, biology, and social habit of African primate and human populations. The chapters replicate vividly the nation of present wisdom on the time and point out paths for destiny study. Over a hundred maps and figures, exact bibliographies, and a accomplished index give a contribution to the significance of the amount for easy reference use.

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