By Francois Bourliere
The checklist of man's early evolution, even though nonetheless fragmentary, is extra entire at the African continent than wherever else on this planet. The ecological context of this evolution, although, has been studied intensively in basic terms in recent times. This pioneering quantity attracts jointly eminent experts from many fields--physical anthropologists, zoologists, geologists, paleontologists, and prehistorians--who summarize right here the result of their different learn on Pleistocene environments and the cultural and organic evolution of guy in Africa.
This quantity used to be backed by way of the Wenner-Gren origin for Anthropological examine Inc., which met at Burg Wartenstein, Austria. The editors have box adventure in Africa, particularly japanese and equatorial Africa. This event is coupled with their knowledge of the necessity to combine result of a variety of box reports relating the biological-behavioral evolution of upper primates with different box experiences at the paleoecology and the mammalian ecology of sub-Saharan Africa.
The ebook contains contributions on Pleistocene stratigraphy and climatic adjustments during the African continent; at the starting place and evolution of the earliest man-like creatures in Africa; at the courting, distribution, and edition of Pleistocene hunter-gatherer peoples; and at the ecology, biology, and social habit of African primate and human populations. The chapters mirror vividly the country of present wisdom on the time and point out paths for destiny study. Over a hundred maps and figures, specific bibliographies, and a finished index give a contribution to the significance of the quantity for simple reference use.
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