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Extinct humans
Tattersall, Ian.
Adult Nonfiction GN281.4 .T39 2000

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ContentsPage
Prefacep. 8
Chapter 1 - The Path to Human Evolutionp. 13
In the Beginning
In and Out of the Dark Ages
Putting Humans into Evolution and Fossils into Human Evolution
The Evolutionary Synthesis: Exempting Humans from Natural Selection
Defining Homo
Blumenbach's Legacy
Chapter 2 - Evolution Todayp. 43
Chapter 3 - Early Bipeds: African Originsp. 55
Forever Australopithecus
The New Era
Not Another Australopith! And Another?
The Age of Discovery
The Making of the Hominid
Arboreal Bipeds?
Earlier Ancestors?
What to Do with Australopiths?
Chapter 4 - The Mysterious Homo habilisp. 105
Olduvai
East Turkana
The Transvaal
Back to Olduvai
Unraveling Homo habilis
The Influence of Climate
Early Toolmakers
Chapter 5 - The Emergence of the Modern Bodyp. 125
East Side Story
When East Meets Far East
Another East African Homo erectus?
A Glimpse at the Life History of the Nariokotome Youth
Will the Real Homo erectus Please Stand Up?
Lifestyles
Chapter 6 - Homo ergaster and Homo erectus: The Great Diasporap. 147
Java Man
Peking Man
The Cave of Zhoukoudian
New Discoveries
Surprise Dates
Ngandong Revisited
The Invasion of Europe
Multiple Departures?
Chapter 7 - Neanderthals and Human Extinctionsp. 173
The Neanderthals
Neanderthal Anatomy
The Ice Age Environment in Europe and Western Asia
Neanderthal Technology
Neanderthal Lifestyles
Neanderthal Economies
Neanderthal Burial and Symbolic Behaviors
Neanderthal Extinction
Chapter 8 - And Then there Was Onep. 223
Out of Africa
African Eve
The Levant
The First Modern Europeans
Becoming Human
Further Readingp. 249
Indexp. 252


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