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Author Rabett, Ryan J., 1970-

Title Human adaptation in the Asian Palaeolithic : hominin dispersal and behaviour during the late Quaternary / Ryan J. Rabett
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 372 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The journey east -- The Pleistocene planet -- Hominin dispersal beyond Africa during the Lower and Middle Pleistocene -- Regional trajectories in modern human behaviour -- The initial Upper Pleistocene dispersal of Homo sapiens out of Africa -- Climate, dispersal and technological change during the last termination and early Holocene in Southeast Asia -- Tropical subsistence strategies at the end of the last glacial -- Ex levis terra
Summary This book examines the first human colonization of Asia and particularly the tropical environments of Southeast Asia during the Upper Pleistocene. In studying the unique character of the Asian archaeological record, it reassesses long-accepted propositions about the development of human 'modernity.' Ryan J. Rabett reveals an evolutionary relationship between colonization, the challenges encountered during this process - especially in relation to climatic and environmental change - and the forms of behaviour that emerged. This book argues that human modernity is not something achieved in the remote past in one part of the world, but rather is a diverse, flexible, responsive and ongoing process of adaptation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Behavior evolution.
Fossil hominids -- Asia.
Human beings -- Asia -- Migrations.
Human evolution -- Asia.
Paleolithic period -- Asia.
Prehistoric peoples -- Asia.
Social evolution.
Asia -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
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