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The evolution of modern humans in Africa : a comprehensive guide

Author: Pamela R Willoughby
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : AltaMira Press, 2007
Series: African archaeology series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating, detailed study of the origins of modern humans. Includes material from Willoughby's own research in Tanzania.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela R Willoughby
ISBN: 9780759101180 0759101183 9780759101197 0759101191
OCLC Number: 489509128
Description: xxi, 439 s. : illustrations, maps
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?
Series Title: African archaeology series
Responsibility: Pamela R. Willoughby
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Willoughby presents a comprehensive, concise, and authoritative summary of the context of human evolution in the African continent as understood today...For college and university libraries Read more...

 
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