African Ecology and Human Evolution by Francois Bourliere PDF

By Francois Bourliere

The checklist of man's early evolution, notwithstanding nonetheless fragmentary, is extra entire at the African continent than anyplace else on the planet. The ecological context of this evolution, although, has been studied intensively in simple 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 assorted study on Pleistocene environments and the cultural and organic evolution of guy in Africa.

This quantity was once subsidized via the Wenner-Gren beginning for Anthropological learn Inc., which met at Burg Wartenstein, Austria. The editors have box event in Africa, specially japanese and equatorial Africa. This adventure is coupled with their know-how of the necessity to combine result of a variety of box reviews touching on 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 alterations during the African continent; at the beginning 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 mirror vividly the nation of present wisdom on the time and point out paths for destiny study. Over a hundred maps and figures, precise bibliographies, and a complete index give a contribution to the significance of the quantity for simple reference use.

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