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Human evolution : a very short introduction / Bernard Wood.

By: Wood, Bernard A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Very short introductions: 142.Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005Description: 131 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780192803603; 0192803603.Subject(s): Human evolution | Fossil hominidsDDC classification: 599.938 Other classification: 42.85
Contents:
Introduction -- Finding our place -- Fossil hominins : analysis and interpretation -- Early hominins : possible and probable -- Archaic and transitional hominins -- Pre-modern Homo -- Modern Homo.
Review: "This Very Short Introduction traces the history of our understanding of human evolution - taking the reader right up to the very latest fossil findings and the debates about what they mean." "Providing an 'insider's view' of current paleoanthropology, Bernard Wood explains how human fossils are found, analyzed, and interpreted, and what the latest advances in genetics and a range of other sciences can reveal about our earliest origins."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-124) and index.

Introduction -- Finding our place -- Fossil hominins : analysis and interpretation -- Early hominins : possible and probable -- Archaic and transitional hominins -- Pre-modern Homo -- Modern Homo.

"This Very Short Introduction traces the history of our understanding of human evolution - taking the reader right up to the very latest fossil findings and the debates about what they mean." "Providing an 'insider's view' of current paleoanthropology, Bernard Wood explains how human fossils are found, analyzed, and interpreted, and what the latest advances in genetics and a range of other sciences can reveal about our earliest origins."--BOOK JACKET.

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Bernard Wood has been involved in human evolution-related research for more than thirty years. He was appointed Henry R. Luce Professor of Human Origins at George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institution in 1997. This was the first Professorship to be devoted to the study of HumanOrigins. Prior to that he was the Derby Professor of Anatomy and the Dean of the School of Medicine at The University of Liverpool. He has published widely about the development of analytical methods and their application to the fossil record. His survey of the fossil hominin cranial remains fromthe Kenyan site of Koobi Fora published in 1991 is a key reference for researchers.

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