Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context: Volume 2: Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna

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Terry Harrison
Springer Science & Business Media, 27 de jan de 2011 - 602 páginas
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This volume 2 and its companion volume 1 present the results of new investigations into the geology, paleontology and paleoecology of the early hominin site of Laetoli in northern Tanzania. The site is one of the most important paleontological and paleoanthropological sites in Africa, worldrenowned for the discovery of fossils of the early hominin Australopithecus afarensis, as well as remarkable trails of its footprints. The first volume provides new evidence on the geology, geochronology, ecology, ecomorphology and taphonomy of the site. The second volume describes newly discovered fossil hominins from Laetoli, belonging to Australopithecus afarensis and Paranthropus aethiopicus, and presents detailed information on the systematics and paleobiology of the diverse associated fauna. Together, these contributions provide one of the most comprehensive accounts of a fossil hominin site, and they offer important new insights into the early stages of human evolution and its context.
 

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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 1 Introduction The Laetoli Hominins and Associated Fauna
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 2 Rodents
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 3 The Lower Third Premolar of Serengetilagus praecapensis Mammalia Lagomorpha Leporidae from Laetoli T...
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 4 Macroscelidea
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 5 Galagidae Lorisoidea Primates
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 6 Cercopithecids Cercopithecidae Primates
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 7 Hominins from the Upper Laetolil and Upper Ndolanya Beds Laetoli
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 8 Carnivora
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 13 Suidae
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 14 Giraffidae
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 15 Bovidae
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 16 Amphibia and Squamata
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 17 Tortoises Chelonii Testudinidae
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 18 Aves
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 19 Beetles Insecta Coleoptera
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 20 Lepidoptera Insecta
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 9 Proboscidea
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 10 Orycteropodidae
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 11 Rhinocerotidae
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 12 Equidae
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 21 Trace Fossils Interpreted in Relation to the Extant Termite Fauna at Laetoli Tanzania
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Human Evolution in Context Chapter 22 Gastropoda
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Human Evolution in Context Index
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Terry Harrison is a painter and the author of "Brush with Watercolour," "Sea & Sky in Watercolour," and "Watercolour Flowers in the Landscape."

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