A Companion to Paleoanthropology

A Companion to Paleoanthropology

The original essays define new trends and current interpretations of the paleoanthropological record.

Author: David R. Begun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118332375

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

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A Companion to Paleoanthropology presents a compendium of readings from leading scholars in the field that define our current knowledge of the major discoveries and developments in human origins and human evolution, tracing the fossil record from primate and hominid origins to the dispersal of modern humans across the globe. Represents an accessible state-of-the-art summary of the entire field of paleoanthropology, with an overview of hominid taxonomy Features articles on the key discoveries in ape and human evolution, in cranial, postcranial and brain evolution, growth and development Surveys the breadth of the paleontological record from primate origins to modern humans Highlights the unique methods and techniques of paleoanthropology, including dating and ecological methods, and use of living primate date to reconstruct behavior in fossil apes and humans
Categories: Social Science

The Real Planet of the Apes

The Real Planet of the Apes

He tells the story of how one of the earliest members of our evolutionary group evolved from lemur-like monkeys in the primeval forests of Africa.

Author: David R. Begun

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691182803

Category: Science

Page: 264

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Was Darwin wrong when he traced our origins to Africa? The Real Planet of the Apes makes the explosive claim that it was in Europe, not Africa, where apes evolved the most important hallmarks of our human lineage. In this compelling and accessible book, David Begun, one of the world’s leading paleoanthropologists, transports readers to an epoch in the remote past when the Earth was home to many migratory populations of ape species. Begun draws on the latest astonishing discoveries in the fossil record, as well as his own experiences conducting field expeditions, to offer a sweeping evolutionary history of great apes and humans. He tells the story of how one of the earliest members of our evolutionary group evolved from lemur-like monkeys in the primeval forests of Africa. Begun then vividly describes how, over the next ten million years, these hominoids expanded into Europe and Asia and evolved climbing and hanging adaptations, longer maturation times, and larger brains. As the climate deteriorated in Europe, these apes either died out or migrated south, reinvading the African continent and giving rise to the lineages of African great apes, and, ultimately, humans. Presenting startling new insights, The Real Planet of the Apes fundamentally alters our understanding of human origins.
Categories: Science

A Companion to Folklore

A Companion to Folklore

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology edited by Alessandro Duranti 2. A
Companion to the Anthropology of Politics edited by David Nugent and Joan
Vincent 3. ... A Companion to Paleoanthropology, edited by David R. Begun 24.

Author: Regina F. Bendix

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444354386

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Border Studies

A Companion to Border Studies

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology, edited by Alessandro Duranti 2. A
Companion to the Anthropology of Politics, edited by David Nugent and Joan
Vincent 3. ... A Companion to Paleoanthropology, edited by David R. Begun 24.

Author: Thomas M. Wilson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118255254

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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A Companion to Border Studies introduces an exciting and expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through the writing of an international array of scholars, from diverse perspectives that include anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology. Explores how nations and cultural identities are being transformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility is sometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented Offers an array of international views which together form an authoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers Reflects recent significant growth in the importance of understanding the distinctive characteristics of borders and frontiers, including cross-border cooperation, security and controls, migration and population displacements, hybridity, and transnationalism
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology, edited by Alessandro Duranti A
Companion to the Anthropology of Politics, edited by David Nugent and Joan
Vincent A ... A Companion to Paleoanthropology, edited by David R. Begun 24.

Author: Bradley A. Levinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444396706

Category: Social Science

Page: 529

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology, edited by Alessandro Duranti 2. A
Companion to the Anthropology of Politics, edited by David Nugent and Joan
Vincent 3. ... A Companion to Paleoanthropology, edited by David R. Begun 24.

Author: Didier Fassin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118290583

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

Forensic research on the different components of the biological profile also came
to define the scope and personality of forensic anthropology within physical
anthropology: while paleoanthropology and other related subfields of physical ...

Author: Dennis Dirkmaat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118959794

Category: Social Science

Page: 752

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A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to the History of American Science

A Companion to the History of American Science

PALEOANTHROPOLOGY AND HUMAN EVOLUTION 225 range of scientific,
institutional, cultural, and social interactions of this discipline with other sciences
and with the public in general. Bibliographic Essay Paleoanthropologists, not ...

Author: Georgina M. Montgomery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405156257

Category: Science

Page: 712

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A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science. Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars in the field of science history Covers pivotal events in U.S. history that shaped the development of science and science policy such as WWII, the Cold War, and the Women’s Rights movement
Categories: Science

A Companion to South Asia in the Past

A Companion to South Asia in the Past

IntroductIon Recently, there has been a significant increase in
paleoanthropological research in India and the surrounding regions, addressing
a wide range of topics and research problems. For example, just the last decade
has witnessed ...

Author: Gwen Robbins Schug

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119055488

Category: History

Page: 600

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A Companion to South Asia in the Past provides the definitive overview of research and knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, provided by a truly global team of experts. The most comprehensive and detailed scholarly treatment of South Asian archaeology and biological anthropology, providing ground-breaking new ideas and future challenges Provides an in-depth and broad view of the current state of knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal A comprehensive treatment of research in a crucial region for human evolution and biocultural adaptation A global team of scholars together present a varied set of perspectives on South Asian pre- and proto-history
Categories: History

A Companion to Biological Anthropology

A Companion to Biological Anthropology

Paleoanthropology By the late 1950s, after the discovery that Piltdown was a
fraud (Weiner 1955), Australopithecines became accepted as the earliest
ancestors of humans, and a more modern view of human evolution emerged (
Sussman ...

Author: Clark Spencer Larsen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444320041

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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An extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biologicalanthropology; chapters are written by leading scholars who havethemselves played a major role in shaping the direction and scopeof the discipline. Extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biologicalanthropology Larsen has created a who’s who of biologicalanthropology, with contributions from the leadingauthorities in the field Contributing authors have played a major role in shaping thedirection and scope of the topics they write about Offers discussions of current issues, controversies, and futuredirections within the area Presents coverage of the many recent innovations anddiscoveries that are transforming the subject
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Latin American History

A Companion to Latin American History

Much rethinking about the peopling of the Americas has occurred in recent years
as a result of new discoveries in archaeology and paleoanthropology. Several
archeological sites in both North and South America have much potential to ...

Author: Thomas H. Holloway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439164X

Category: History

Page: 544

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The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest
Categories: History

A Companion to World History

A Companion to World History

... left to archaeology and paleoanthropology. Without question, these departures
– particularly the first two – have produced important new knowledge. They have,
for instance, led to a much fuller recognition of A Companion to World History, ...

Author: Douglas Northrop

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118977514

Category: History

Page: 640

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A Companion to World History presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians that both identify continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in world and global history, and point to directions for further debate. Features a diverse cast of contributors that include established world historians and emerging scholars Explores a wide range of topics and themes, including and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" teaching approaches, and global approaches to writing world history Places an emphasis on non-Anglophone approaches to the topic Considers issues of both scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale
Categories: History

A Companion to Cultural Resource Management

A Companion to Cultural Resource Management

Farther back in time the archaeological record vanishes, so the traces of our
earlier ancestors lie only in the domains of human paleontology and
paleoanthropology (Feder and Park 1997; White et al. 2009). To the extent that
artifacts signal ...

Author: Thomas F. King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444396058

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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A Companion to Cultural Resource Management is an essential guide to those wishing to gain a deeper understanding of CRM and heritage management. Expert contributors share their knowledge and illustrate CRM's practice and scope, as well as the core issues and realities in preserving cultural heritages worldwide. Edited by one of the world's leading experts in the field of cultural resource management, with contributions by a wide range of experts, including archaeologists, architectural historians, museum curators, historians, and representatives of affected groups Offers a broad view of cultural resource management that includes archaeological sites, cultural landscapes, historic structures, shipwrecks, scientific and technological sites and objects, as well as intangible resources such as language, religion, and cultural values Highlights the realities that face CRM practitioners "on the ground"
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

A Companion to Women in the Ancient World

In the area of burial, the publication of Papadopoulos (2005a) brings analyses of
artifacts, spatial organization, and paleoanthropological and paleoenvironmental
examination together with a theoretically informed discussion of identity, ...

Author: Sharon L. James

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444355000

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

View: 260

Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world. The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity
Categories: Literary Criticism

Paleoanthropology

Paleoanthropology

The present book and its two companion volumes therefore offer a unique variety
of new information and ideas, often from younger people of different continents
writing articles for discussion with a greater latitude that gives the published ...

Author: Russell H. Tuttle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110810691

Category: Philosophy

Page: 468

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Categories: Philosophy

A Companion to Paleopathology

A Companion to Paleopathology

The principles ranked most highly by all three organizations include respect and
accountability to those involved in or affected by the research, and the long-term
conservation of the archaeological / paleoanthropological record. The code ...

Author: Anne L. Grauer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444345926

Category: Social Science

Page: 626

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A Companion to Paleopathology offers a comprehensive overview of this rapidly growing sub- field of physical anthropology. Presents a broad overview of the field of paleopathology, integrating theoretical and methodological approaches to understand biological and disease processes throughout human history Demonstrates how paleopathology sheds light on the past through the analysis of human and non-human skeletal materials, mummified remains and preserved tissue Integrates scientific advances in multiple fields that contribute to the understanding of ancient and historic diseases, such as epidemiology, histology, radiology, parasitology, dentistry, and molecular biology, as well as archaeological, archival and historical research. Highlights cultural processes that have an impact on the evolution of illness, death and dying in human populations, including subsistence strategies, human environmental adaptations, the effects of malnutrition, differential access to resources, and interpersonal and intercultural violence
Categories: Social Science

Emergence and Diversity of Modern Human Behavior in Paleolithic Asia

Emergence and Diversity of Modern Human Behavior in Paleolithic Asia

In Blackwell Companion to Paleoanthropology , edited by D. Begun , 517-37 .
Malden , MA : Wiley - Liss . ... Recent Discoveries and Studies of the Human
Skeletal Remains of Ancient Sri Lankans : A Paleoanthropological Update . " In :
New ...

Author: Yousuke Kaifu

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105212911981

Category: Social Science

Page: 580

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General background: modern human behavior in the Paleolithic world -- Some key issues in the emergence and diversity of 'modern' human behavior / Paul Mellars -- Early modern human dispersal in central and eastern Europe / Jiří Svoboda -- Human migrations and adaptations in Asia inferred from genome diversity / Ryosuke Kimura -- Migration and the origins of Homo sapiens / Peter Bellwood -- South Asia -- Modern human emergence in South Asia: a review of the fossil and genetic evidence / Sheela Athreya -- Antiquity of modern humans and behavioral modernity in the Indian subcontinent: implications of the Jwalapuram evidence / Ravi Korisettar -- Genes, stone tools, and modern humans, dispersal in the center of the Old World / Parth R. Chauhan, Shantanu Ozarkar, and Shaunak Kulkarni -- Southeast Asia -- Hoabinhians: a key population with which to debate the peopling of Southeast Asia / Hirofumi Matsumura, Marc F. Oxenham, and Nguyen Lan Cuong -- First archaeological evidence of symbolic activities from the Pleistocene of Vietnam / Nguyen Viet -- Reconstructing late Pleistocene climates, landscapes, and human activities in northern Borneo from excavations in the Niah Caves / Tim Reynolds and Graeme Barker -- Tracking evidence for modern human behavior in Paleolithic Indonesia / Truman Simanjuntak, François Sémah, and Anne-Marie Sémah -- Human emergence and adaptation to an island environment in the Philippine Paleolithic / Armand S. Mijares -- Detecting traits of modern behavior through microwear analysis: a case study from the Philippine terminal Pleistocene / Alfred F. Pawlik -- Wallacea and Australia -- Maritime migration and lithic assemblage on Talaud islands in northern Wallacea during the late Pleistocene / Rintaro Ono, Naoki Nakajima, Hiroe Nishizawa, Shizuo Oda, and Santoso Soegondho -- Crossing the Wallace line: the maritime skills of the earliest colonists in the Wallacean archipelago / Sue O'Connor -- Cultural diversification and the global dispersion of Homo sapiens: lessons from Australia / Peter Hiscock -- East Asia mainland and Taiwan -- Chang-pin culture of Paleolithic Taiwan and its related problems / Chao-mei Lien -- New evidence of modern human behavior in Paleolithic central China / Youping Wang -- Handaxes in the Imjin River basin, Korea: implications for late Pleistocene hominin evolution in East Asia / Seonbok Yi -- The characteristics of upper Paleolithic industries in Korea: innovation, continuity, and interaction / Gikil Lee -- East Asia Japanese archipelago -- The appearance and characteristics of the early upper Paleolithic in the Japanese archipelago / Masami Izuho -- Paleovegetation during MIS 3 in the east Asia / Hikaru Takahara and Ryoma Hayashi -- Further study on the late Pleistocene megafaunal extinction in the Japanese archipelago / Akira Iwase, Keiichi Takahashi, and Masami Izuho -- Pleistocene seafaring and colonization of the Ryuku Islands, southwestern Japan / Yousuke Kaifu, Masaki Fujita, Minoru Yoneda, and Shinji Yamasaki -- Maritime transport of obsidian in Japan during the upper Paleolithic / Nobuyuki Ikeya -- Appearance of Hakuhen-Sentoki (HS points) and second modern human migration into Kyushu, Japan / Kazuki Morisaki -- Trap-pit hunting in late Pleistocene Japan / Hiroyuki Sato -- Further analyses of Hokkaido Jōmon mitochondrial DNA / Noboru Adachi, Ken-ichi Shinoda, and Masami Izuho -- On the processes of diversification in microblade technocomplexes in the late glacial Hokkaido / Yuichi Nakazawa and Satoru Yamada -- Siberia -- The overland dispersal of modern humans to eastern Asia / Ted Goebel -- The Paleolithic peopling of Mongolia: an updated assessment / Jacques Jaubert -- Middle and upper Paleolithic interactions and the emergence of 'modern behavior' in southern Siberia and Mongolia / Evgeny P. Rybin -- The emergence of modern behavior in the Transbaikal, Russia: timing and technology / Ian Buvit -- Modern human response to the last glacial maximum in Siberia / Kelly E. Graf -- Summary and conclusions -- Modern human dispersal and behavior in Paleolithic Asia: summary and discussion / Yousuke Kaifu, Masami Izuho, and Ted Goebel
Categories: Social Science

Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution 2 Volume Set

Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution  2 Volume Set

This text provides a resource for everyone studying the emergence of Homo sapiens. Visit the companion site www.woodhumanevolution.com to browse additional references and updates from this comprehensive encyclopedia.

Author: Bernard Wood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444342479

Category: Science

Page: 1264

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This comprehensive A to Z encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of important scientific terms related to improving our understanding of how we evolved. Specifically, the 5,000 entries in this two-volume set cover evidence and methods used to investigate the relationships among the living great apes, evidence about what makes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence about the evolutionary history of that distinctiveness, as well as information about modern methods used to trace the recent evolutionary history of modern human populations. This text provides a resource for everyone studying the emergence of Homo sapiens. Visit the companion site www.woodhumanevolution.com to browse additional references and updates from this comprehensive encyclopedia.
Categories: Science

A Companion to the History of American Science

A Companion to the History of American Science

A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science.

Author: Georgina M. Montgomery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119072225

Category: Science

Page: 712

View: 440

A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science. Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars in the field of science history Covers pivotal events in U.S. history that shaped the development of science and science policy such as WWII, the Cold War, and the Women’s Rights movement
Categories: Science

Handbook of Paleoanthropology

Handbook of Paleoanthropology

This extensive, three-volume handbook, intensively updated and enlarged, is a superb new resource for students, researchers, and practitioners in paleoanthropology.

Author: Winfried Henke

Publisher:

ISBN: 1785396668

Category: Electronic books

Page:

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This extensive, three-volume handbook, intensively updated and enlarged, is a superb new resource for students, researchers, and practitioners in paleoanthropology. A baseline storehouse covering the full extent of current knowledge, the volume is a multilayered, comprehensive companion of inestimable value to students, academics, and working professionals alike.
Categories: Electronic books