The Shanidar Neandertals

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Academic Press, 10 may. 2014 - 528 páginas
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The Shanidar Neandertals describes the functional morphology of the Neanderthals and their place in human evolution based on a paleontological study of fossils discovered at Shanidar Cave in northeastern Iraq. Functional interpretations are provided that describe and discuss the individual fossils. The phylogenetic implications of the Shanidar specimens are also discussed.

Comprised of 14 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the Neanderthal remains from the Shanidar Cave and the paleontological data obtained from the fossils. The discussion then turns to the history of the excavations in Shanidar Cave and the discoveries of the Neanderthals; morphometrics of the Shanidar remains; and determination of the age and sex of the Shanidar Neanderthals. Subsequent chapters focus on various aspects of the Neanderthal fossils, including the cranial and mandibular remains; the dental remains; the axial skeleton; and the upper and lower limb remains. The immature remains are also described, along with bodily proportions and the estimation of stature.

This monograph will be of interest to archaeologists, anthropologists, paleontologists, and paleopathologists.
 

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Índice

CHAPTER 1 Introduction
1
CHAPTER 2 Shanidar Cave and the Discovery of the Shanidar Neandertals
4
CHAPTER 3 Morphometric Considerations
31
CHAPTER 4 Age and Sex of the Shanidar Neandertals
36
CHAPTER 5 The Cranial and Mandibular Remains
54
CHAPTER 6 The Dental Remains
151
CHAPTER 7 The Axial Skeleton
178
CHAPTER 8 The Upper Limb Remains
211
Chapter 10 The Immature Remains
369
CHAPTER 11 Bodily Proportions and the Estimation of Stature
390
CHAPTER 12 The Paleopathology of the Shanidar Neandertals
399
CHAPTER 13 Significant Aspects of the Shanidar Neandertals
424
CHAPTER 14 Some Thoughts on the Evolution of the Neandertals
461
References
473
Index
499
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CHAPTER 9 The Lower Limb Remains
284

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