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Introduction to Paleoanthropology

By Speakman, David

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Title: Introduction to Paleoanthropology  
Author: Speakman, David
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Excerpt: What Is Anthropology? The study of anthropology falls into four main fields: // 1. Socio-cultural anthropology // 2. Linguistics // 3. Archaeology // 4. Physical anthropology // Although these disciplines are separate, they share common goals. All forms of anthropology focus on the following: // ? Diversity of human cultures observed in past and present. // ? Many scientific disciplines involved in study of human cultures. // ? Examples include: Psychology, biology, history, geography among others. // ? Anthropology holds a very central position in the world of science. // ? There is a long academic tradition in modern anthropology which is divided into four fields, as defined by Franz Boas (1858-1942), who is generally considered the father of the field.

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WHAT IS ANTHROPOLOGY? ..............................................................................................................................3 INTRODUCTION TO THE LOWER PALEOLITHIC.......................................................................................6 BONE TERMINOLOGY AND THE DEFINING OF HUMANS ......................................................................9 EARLY HOMINID FOSSILS: REVIEW OF EVIDENCE...............................................................................13 PHYLOGENY AND CHRONOLOGY.............................................................................................................19 HOMINOID, HOMINID, HUMAN ..................................................................................................................22 BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS OF THE EARLIEST HOMINIDS .....................................................................24 Summary...........................................................................................................................................................26 THE OLDOWAN PERIOD..............................................................................................................................28 Summary...........................................................................................................................................................32 THE ACHEULIAN PERIOD ............................................................................................................................33 Site distribution.................................................................................................................................................34 HOMINIDS OF THE ACHEULIAN PERIOD .................................................................................................37 ACHEULEAN TECHNOLOGY AND SUBSISTENCE ..................................................................................41 MIDDLE PALEOLITHIC HOMINIDS ............................................................................................................46 MIDDLE PALEOLITHIC TOOL AND SUBSISTENCE PATTERNS............................................................57 EARLY UPPER PALEOLITHIC CULTURES.................................................................................................62 LATE UPPER PALEOLITHIC CULTURES....................................................................................................67 CHRONOLOGY AND DATING TECHNIQUES............................................................................................70 CULTURAL EVOLUTION AND PROGRESS................................................................................................72 PRE-DARWINIAN AND DARWINIAN THOUGHTS ON EVOLUTION ....................................................78 GENETICS: 19th AND 20th CENTURIES.......................................................................................................84 LIVING PRIMATES ........................................................................................................................................92 WHAT MAKES A PRIMATE HUMAN?.........................................................................................................99 MODERN HUMAN BEHAVIOR: ORIGIN OF LANGUAGE......................................................................108 FROM HUNTER-GATHERERS TO FOOD PRODUCERS..........................................................................115 HUMAN VARIATION AND ADAPTATION ...............................................................................................118 LICENSE................................................................................................................................................................123 GNU Free Documentation License ..................................................................................................................123 0. PREAMBLE ...............................................................................................................................................123 1. APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS.....................................................................................................123 2. VERBATIM COPYING.............................................................................................................................124 3. COPYING IN QUANTITY........................................................................................................................124 4. MODIFICATIONS .....................................................................................................................................124 5. COMBINING DOCUMENTS.....................................................................................................................125 6. COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS...........................................................................................................125 7. AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS .................................................................................125 8. TRANSLATION.........................................................................................................................................126 9. TERMINATION.........................................................................................................................................126 10. FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE .............................................................................................126 External links ..................................................................................................................................................126

 

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