Patterns of Growth and Development in the Genus Homo by J. L. Thompson,G. E. Krovitz,A. J. Nelson

By J. L. Thompson,G. E. Krovitz,A. J. Nelson

it truly is as a rule permitted that the earliest human ancestors grew extra like apes than like people this present day. in the event that they did so, and we're now various, while, how and why did our glossy development styles evolve? initially released in 2003, this ebook makes a speciality of species in the genus Homo to enquire the evolutionary origins of attribute human styles and charges of craniofacial and postcranial development and improvement, and to discover specified ontogenetic styles inside every one fossil species. specialists learn development styles discovered inside of to be had Plio-Pleistocene hominid samples, and examine version in ontogenetic styles and premiums of improvement in contemporary glossy people so as to supply a comparative context for fossil hominid stories. offering reviews of a few of the more recent juvenile fossil specimens and knowledge on Homo antecessor, this ebook will supply a wealthy info resource with which anthropologists and evolutionary biologists can tackle the questions posed above.

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