By Francois Bourliere
The checklist of man's early evolution, although nonetheless fragmentary, is extra whole at the African continent than anyplace else on this planet. The ecological context of this evolution, despite the fact that, has been studied intensively merely lately. 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 varied learn on Pleistocene environments and the cultural and organic evolution of guy in Africa.
This quantity was once subsidized through the Wenner-Gren origin 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 knowledge of the necessity to combine result of quite a few box reviews referring to the biological-behavioral evolution of upper primates with different box stories at the paleoecology and the mammalian ecology of sub-Saharan Africa.
The booklet comprises contributions on Pleistocene stratigraphy and climatic adjustments in the course of the African continent; at the foundation and evolution of the earliest man-like creatures in Africa; at the relationship, 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 nation of present wisdom on the time and point out paths for destiny examine. Over a hundred maps and figures, exact bibliographies, and a entire index give a contribution to the significance of the quantity for simple reference use.
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