The First Humans – Origin and Early Evolution of the Genus Homo

Contributions from the Third Stony Brook Human Evolution Symposium and Workshop October 3 – October 7, 2006

Editors:

ISBN: 978-1-4020-9979-3 (Print) 978-1-4020-9980-9 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Retrospectives and Theoretical Perspectives

    1. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 3-6

      Early Humans: Of Whom Do We Speak?

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 7-15

      Homo habilis—A Premature Discovery: Remembered by One of Its Founding Fathers, 42 Years Later

    3. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 17-28

      Where Does the Genus Homo Begin, and How Would We Know?

  3. Craniodental Perspectives on Taxonomy and Systematics

    1. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 31-37

      The Origin of Homo

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 39-48

      Comparisons of Early Pleistocene Skulls from East Africa and the Georgian Caucasus: Evidence Bearing on the Origin and Systematics of Genus Homo

    3. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 49-62

      Phenetic Affinities of Plio-Pleistocene Homo Fossils from South Africa: Molar Cusp Proportions

  4. Postcranial Perspectives on Locomotion and Adaptation

    1. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 65-75

      Evolution of the Hominin Shoulder: Early Homo

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 77-92

      Brains, Brawn, and the Evolution of Human Endurance Running Capabilities

    3. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 93-98

      Interlimb Proportions in Humans and Fossil Hominins: Variability and Scaling

  5. Perspectives on Development, Diet and Behavior

    1. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 101-120

      Growth and Development of the Nariokotome Youth, KNM-WT 15000

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 121-134

      Dental Evidence for Diets of Early Homo

    3. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 135-147

      Origins and Adaptations of Early Homo: What Archeology Tells Us

  6. Environmental and Ecological Perspectives

    1. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 151-158

      Plio-Pleistocene East African Pulsed Climate Variability and Its Influence on Early Human Evolution

    2. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 159-171

      Tracking Ecological Change in Relation to the Emergence of Homo Near the Plio-Pleistocene Boundary

    3. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 173-184

      Ecology of Plio-Pleistocene Mammals in the Omo—Turkana Basin and the Emergence of Homo

    4. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 185-194

      Biogeochemical Evidence for the Environments of Early Homo in South Africa

  7. Summary Perspective on the Workshop

    1. No Access

      Book Chapter

      Pages 197-207

      The First Humans: A Summary Perspective on the Origin and Early Evolution of the Genus Homo

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 209-218