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The Resource The evolution of modern humans in Africa : a comprehensive guide, Pamela R. Willoughby

The evolution of modern humans in Africa : a comprehensive guide, Pamela R. Willoughby

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The evolution of modern humans in Africa : a comprehensive guide
Title
The evolution of modern humans in Africa
Title remainder
a comprehensive guide
Statement of responsibility
Pamela R. Willoughby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Pamela Willoughby provides a wide-ranging synthesis of current knowledge about the evolution of fully modern humans in Africa during the Middle Palaeolithic/Middle Stone Age. According to most scholars, our modern ancestors first emerged in Africa and then spread throughout the habitable world. Willoughby brings evidence from mitochondrial DNA, ancient fossils, and archaeological remains (including her own research in Tanzania) to bear on questions regarding the place of human species in nature, the specific origins of Homo sapiens, and the dispersal of these modern humans throughout Africa and around the globe. She confronts straightforwardly the problems of dating the earliest modern humans, and she discusses the various alternative models of modern human origins, which will be debated for years to come."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willoughby, Pamela R
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.W55 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
African archaeology series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human evolution
  • Human evolution
  • Paleolithic period
  • Paleolithic period
  • Fossil hominids
  • Fossil hominids
  • Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Biological Evolution
  • Hominidae
  • Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Fossils
Label
The evolution of modern humans in Africa : a comprehensive guide, Pamela R. Willoughby
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0618/2006024336.html
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Joseph O. Vogel -- Modern human origins : a people without history -- Historical perspectives : the place of humans in nature -- The palaeoenvironmental context : the origin and dispersal of modern humans -- The chronological framework : dating the appearance and spread of homo sapiens -- Out of Africa : when and how many times : alternative models of modern human origins -- Mitochondrial Eve and the Middle Stone Age : genetics and human variation -- The fossil hominin evidence -- The archaeological evidence from North Africa -- The archaeological evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa I -- The archaeological evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa II -- Conclusions: What does it mean to be a modern homo sapiens?
Control code
ocm70775645
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 439 pages
Isbn
9780759101197
Lccn
2006024336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70775645
Label
The evolution of modern humans in Africa : a comprehensive guide, Pamela R. Willoughby
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0618/2006024336.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Joseph O. Vogel -- Modern human origins : a people without history -- Historical perspectives : the place of humans in nature -- The palaeoenvironmental context : the origin and dispersal of modern humans -- The chronological framework : dating the appearance and spread of homo sapiens -- Out of Africa : when and how many times : alternative models of modern human origins -- Mitochondrial Eve and the Middle Stone Age : genetics and human variation -- The fossil hominin evidence -- The archaeological evidence from North Africa -- The archaeological evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa I -- The archaeological evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa II -- Conclusions: What does it mean to be a modern homo sapiens?
Control code
ocm70775645
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxi, 439 pages
Isbn
9780759101197
Lccn
2006024336
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70775645

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