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The most comprehensive, up-to-date, and readable introduction to the field of human evolution.
The ninth edition of Humankind Emerging tells the story of how, when, and why the human lineage developed from ape-grade ancestors. In Part I, Chapters 1 and 2 present a short history of the rise of evolutionary theory and the science of genetics, followed by a description of the various mechanisms that produce evolutionary change. In Part II, Chapters 3-5put humans in their proper context among the primates, first discussing those aspects of modern primate behavior that help to interpret human prehistory and then describing the fossil evidence for the early stages of primate evolution. In Part III,Chapters 6 and 7 describe the australopithsa??members of the subtribe Australopithecina and the first representatives of humansa?? zoological tribe, Hominini. Part IV consists of nine chapters that detail the anatomical, cognitive, and behavioral evolution of the genus Homo and its various premodern and modern species. Here the second hominin subdivisiona??the subtribe Homininaa??is described and interpreted. The book ends with Part V in which Chapter 17 discusses modern human diversity, the question of biological races of humans, and the challenges facing humanity in the future.
The current edition provides an absolutely up-to-date survey of the hominin fossil species including descriptions of the oldest members of the tribea??Sahelanthropus, Orrorin, and Ardipithecus kadabba (Chapters 6 and 7)a??as well as the recently discovered dwarfed species from Indonesia, Homo floresiensis (expanded post-script in Chapter 15). Updates of the taxomic scheme for the human lineage bring the text into agreement with current paleoanthropological usage. Australopiths are assigned to the subtribe Australopithecina, species of the genus Homo are placed in the subtribe Hominina, and the two subtribes are combined to form the tribe Hominini. Great apes and hominins w are combined in the family Hominidae. The newest edition also expands the fossil and behavioral descriptions of Homo heidelbergensis and identifies this species as the first hominin type to show the a??hunting lifestyle.a?? Speculations about societal changes that may have accompanied the beginning of the hunting way of life (Chapter 12) are updated. The latest studies of the neural regions and connections responsible for human speech and language (Chapter 13) are described as well. In-text citations for all source materials are provides as well as a full bibliographya??features that allow for in-depth study. Over 30% of the references are from 2000 or later.
- Author BiographyPaleoanthropologist Bernard Campbell received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He has taught at that institution, Harvard University, and the University of California at Los Angeles, and has conducted field work in South and East Africa and in Iran. Although retired from active teaching, Professor Campbell continues to publish widely on the evolution of human behavior and its ecological setting. Professor Campbell originally developed the text Humankind Emerging and guided it through six editions. James Loy is a Professor of anthropology at the University of Rhode Island. After earning a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, Professor Loy conducted research on the sexual behavior of Old World monkeys for over twenty years. He joined the publication team of Humankind Emerging with its seventh edition. Kathryn Cruz-Uribe is an archaeologist specializing in the analysis of animal bones from archaeological sites. She has more than twenty years of fieldwork experience, primarily in South Africa. She received an A.B. in anthropology and art history from Middlebury College, Vermont, and her A.M. and Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. Dr. Cruz-Uribe currently serves as Professor of Anthropology and Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona.
- Author(s)Bernard G. Campbell,James D. Loy,Kathryn Cruz-Uribe
- PublisherPearson Education (US)
- Date of Publication01/08/2005
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationUpper Saddle River
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPearson Education (US)
- Content NoteIllustrations, maps
- Weight1270 g
- Width216 mm
- Height277 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Edition Statement9th Revised edition
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