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Author Welker, Barbara

Title The History of Our Tribe : Hominini / Barbara Welker
Published Minneapolis Open Textbook Library 2017
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Contents About the Book -- Reviewer's Notes -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I: An Introduction to Paleoanthropology -- 1. Paleoanthropology -- 2. Primate Classification -- 3. Primate Evolution -- 4. Primate Social Organization -- 5. What is a Hominim -- Part II: Miocene Epoch -- 6. Sahelanthropus tchadensis -- 7. Orrorin tugenensis -- 8. Ardipithecus ramidus, Ardipithecus kadabba -- Part III: Pliocene Epoch -- 9. Gracile Australopiths -- 10. Australopithecus anamensis -- 11. Australopithecus afarensis -- 12. Australopithecus bahrelghazali -- 13. Kenyanthropus platyops -- 14. Australopithecus prometheus or africanus -- 15. Australopithecus africanus -- Part IV: Pleistocene Epoch -- 16. Paranthropines -- 17. Australopithecus/Paranthropus aethiopicus -- 18. Paranthropus boisei -- 19. Paranthropus robustus -- 20. Australopithecus garhi -- 21. Australopithecus sediba -- 22. Genus Homo -- 23. Homo habilis -- 24. Homo rudolfensis -- 25. Homo species indeterminate -- 26. Homo naledi -- 27. The "erectus Grade" -- 28. Homo ergaster -- 29. Homo erectus -- 30. Homo georgicus -- 31. Homo antecessor -- 32. Homo floresiensis -- 33. Homo heidelbergensis -- 34. The Denisovans -- 35. Homo neanderthalensis -- 36. Homo sapiens -- Postscript -- Bibliography
Summary Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The History of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the people and places involved with their discovery and study. It is designed as a textbook for a course on Human Evolution but can also serve as an introductory text for relevant sections of courses in Biological or General Anthropology or general interest. It is both a comprehensive technical reference for relevant terms, theories, methods, and species and an overview of the people, places, and discoveries that have imbued paleoanthropology with such fascination, romance, and mystery
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Subject Humanities -- Textbooks.
Social sciences -- Textbooks.
History -- Textbooks.
Anthropology -- Textbooks.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
Form Electronic book
Author Welker, Barbara, author
Open Textbook Library, distributor
ISBN 9781942341406