Willkommen, schön sind Sie da!
Logo Ex Libris

Skull of Australopithecus afarensis

  • E-Book (pdf)
  • 272 Seiten
(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
Bewertungen
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Alle Bewertungen ansehen
The book is the most in-depth account of the fossil skull anatomy and evolutionary significance of the 3.6-3.0 million year old ea... Weiterlesen
E-Books ganz einfach mit der kostenlosen Ex Libris-Reader-App lesen. Hier erhalten Sie Ihren Download-Link.
CHF 142.90
Download steht sofort bereit
Informationen zu E-Books
E-Books eignen sich auch für mobile Geräte (sehen Sie dazu die Anleitungen).
E-Books von Ex Libris sind mit Adobe DRM kopiergeschützt: Erfahren Sie mehr.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.
Bestellung & Lieferung in eine Filiale möglich

Beschreibung

The book is the most in-depth account of the fossil skull anatomy and evolutionary significance of the 3.6-3.0 million year old early human species Australopithecus afarensis. Knowledge of this species is pivotal to understanding early human evolution, because 1) the sample of fossil remains of A. afarensis is among the most extensive for any early human species, and the majority of remains are of taxonomically informative skulls and teeth, 2) the wealth of material makes A. afarensis an indispensable point of reference for the interpretation of other fossil discoveries, 3) the species occupies a time period that is the focus of current research to determine when, where, and why the human lineage first diversified into separate contemporaneous lines of descent. Upon publication of this book, this species will be among the most thoroughly documented extinct ancestors of humankind. The book details the comparative anatomy of the new skull (and the cast of its brain, analyzed by R. Holloway and M. Huan) , as well as of other skull and dental finds recovered during the latest, ongoing field work at Hadar, and analyzes the evolutionary significance of A. afarensis in the context of other critically important discoveries of earliest humans made in recent years. In essence, it summarizes the state of knowledge about one of the central subjects of current paleoanthropological investigation.

Autorentext

William H. Kimbel, Associate Professor and Science Director, Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University Yoel Rak, Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology, Tel Aviv University

Produktinformationen

Titel: Skull of Australopithecus afarensis
Autor:
EAN: 9780198035695
ISBN: 978-0-19-803569-5
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Biologie
Anzahl Seiten: 272
Veröffentlichung: 11.03.2004
Jahr: 2004
Untertitel: Englisch