The Origins of Humankind

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Cambridge University Press, 23 jul. 1998 - 146 páginas
The Origins of Humankind gives a concise account of human evolution. It covers evolutionary theory, the primates, the human fossil story, the cultural evolution of humans and the origins of agriculture and civilisation. It begins with an account of the development of ideas about evolution, from pre-Darwinian theories through to the study of molecular evolution, and goes on to give detailed explanations of the physical and evolutionary stages leading to Homo sapiens.
 

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The discovery of evolution
1
12 Early scientific ideas excluded evolution
2
13 Carl von Linné 170778
3
15 Charles Darwin 180982
4
16 Natural selection is born
5
17 Evolution in the twentieth century
7
The primates our contemporary cousins
9
22 The diversity of primates
10
76 Walking and running
63
77 Advantages and disadvantages of bipedalism
65
The australopithecines the manapes of Africa
67
83 The early Australopithecus species
70
84 The gracile Australopithecus africanus
74
Homo habilis the making of humankind
77
93 Language and speech
78
the foodsharing hypothesis
81

23 The characteristic features of primates
15
the chimpanzee
17
Mechanisms for change
19
32 Inheritable variation
20
33 DNA replication is not perfect
21
34 Neutral theory
22
36 Genes in populations
23
37 Heterozygote advantage
25
38 The mating system
26
39 Small sample effects
27
The record of the rocks
28
43 Fossilisation
30
44 Traces and artefacts
31
46 Dating fossils
33
47 Analysis of remains
36
Our living record
38
53 Embryos and ancestors
40
55 Protein sequences
41
56 Immunorelatedness
43
57 DNA sequences
45
58 The structure of chromosomes
46
Thinking about evolution
49
62 Patterns of change
50
63 Interpreting growth and form
52
phenetics and cladistics
53
splitters and lumpers
54
66 Scenarios and hero myths
55
67 The paradigm problem
56
The apes that stood up
57
73 The Miocene apes
58
74 The origin of bipedalism
61
95 Extended childhood
82
96 Changed sexuality
83
97 Bigger and better brains
84
98 The fossil evidence for Homo habilis
86
Homo erectus tools hunting and fire
88
102 Fossil sites
89
103 The characteristics of Homo erectus
91
104 Cultural evolution
92
105 Stone tools
93
106 Scavenging hunting and gathering scenarios
96
107 Nakedness
98
Homo sapiens the Neanderthals and the African Eve
100
113 Homo sapiens from the ice ages
102
114 The Neanderthals Homo sapiens neanderthalensis
103
out of Africa again
106
116 The final evolution of Homo sapiens sapiens
107
117 CroMagnon people and the Upper Palaeolithic culture
109
118 Race and culture
112
The Neolithic revolution the end of prehistory
114
123 The nuclear region of the Near East
116
124 The ProtoNeolithic culture of the Natufians
117
125 Farming begins
118
126 Neolithic farming communities
120
127 Domesticated animals
121
128 Domesticated plants
123
129 The beginnings of civilisation
125
what is a human being?
127
Further reading
130
Index
133
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