By Francois Bourliere
The list of man's early evolution, notwithstanding nonetheless fragmentary, is extra whole at the African continent than wherever else on the earth. The ecological context of this evolution, besides the fact that, has been studied intensively basically lately. This pioneering quantity attracts jointly eminent experts from many fields--physical anthropologists, zoologists, geologists, paleontologists, and prehistorians--who summarize right here the result of their different learn on Pleistocene environments and the cultural and organic evolution of guy in Africa.
This quantity was once backed through the Wenner-Gren origin for Anthropological examine Inc., which met at Burg Wartenstein, Austria. The editors have box adventure in Africa, specially japanese and equatorial Africa. This event is coupled with their wisdom of the necessity to combine result of a variety of box reviews touching on the biological-behavioral evolution of upper primates with different box reviews at the paleoecology and the mammalian ecology of sub-Saharan Africa.
The publication contains contributions on Pleistocene stratigraphy and climatic alterations in the course of the African continent; at the beginning and evolution of the earliest man-like creatures in Africa; at the relationship, distribution, and edition of Pleistocene hunter-gatherer peoples; and at the ecology, biology, and social habit of African primate and human populations. The chapters mirror vividly the country of present wisdom on the time and point out paths for destiny study. Over a hundred maps and figures, particular bibliographies, and a accomplished index give a contribution to the significance of the quantity for simple reference use.
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African Ecology and Human Evolution by Francois Bourliere