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Early Hominin Paleoecology

Editor(s): Matt Sponheimer ; Julia Lee-Thorp ; Kaye E. Reed ; Peter S. Ungar

Year: 2013

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Summary

An introduction to the multidisciplinary field of hominin paleoecology for advanced undergraduate students and beginning graduate students, Early Hominin Paleoecology offers an up-to-date review of the relevant literature, exploring new research and synthesizing old and new ideas.

Recent advances in the field and the laboratory are not only improving our understanding of human evolution but are also transforming it. Given the increasing specialization of the individual fields of study in hominin paleontology, communicating research results and data is difficult, especially to a broad audience of graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and the interested public. Early Hominin Paleoecology provides a good working knowledge of the subject while also presenting a solid grounding in the sundry ways this knowledge has been constructed. The book is divided into three sections—climate and environment (with a particular focus on the latter), adaptation and behavior, and modern analogs and models—and features contributors from various fields of study, including archaeology, primatology, paleoclimatology, sedimentology, and geochemistry.

Early Hominin Paleoecology is an accessible introduction into this fascinating and ever-evolving field and will be essential to any student interested in pursuing research in human paleoecology.

This resource is a sample of "Early Hominin Paleoecology." Included is the title page, table of contents and first chapter. The publication in its entirety is available through the University Press of Colorado.


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Early Hominin Paleoecology. Matt Sponheimer, Julia Lee-Thorp, Kaye E. Reed, Peter S. Ungar. 5589 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 206C Boulder, Colorado 80303: University Press of Colorado. 2013 ( tDAR id: 399129) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8WH2RK7


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min long: -20.039; min lat: -38.823 ; max long: 69.961; max lat: 45.583 ;

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Contact(s): Beth Svinarich

Contributor(s): David R. Braun ; Beth Christensen ; David J. Daegling ; Craig Feibel ; Frederick E. Grine ; Clifford J. Jolly ; Naomi E. Levin ; Mark A. Maslin ; John C. Mitani ; Jay Quade ; Amy L. Rector ; Jeanne Sept ; Lillian M. Spencer ; Mark F. Teaford ; Carol V. Ward ; Katy E. Wilson ; Matt Sponheimer ; Julia A. Lee-Thorpe ; Kaye E. Reed ; Peter Ungar

Permitting Agency(s): University Press of Colorado

Repository(s): University Press of Colorado


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General Note: This resource is a sample of "Early Hominin Paleoecology." Included is the title page, table of contents and first chapter. The publication in its entirety is available through the University Press of Colorado.


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