Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context

Volume 1: Geology, Geochronology, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment

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ISBN: 978-90-481-9955-6 (Print) 978-90-481-9956-3 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

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    Pages 1-15

    Laetoli Revisited: Renewed Paleontological and Geological Investigations at Localities on the Eyasi Plateau in Northern Tanzania

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    Pages 17-45

    Paleontological Localities on the Eyasi Plateau, Including Laetoli

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    Pages 47-76

    Sedimentology, Lithostratigraphy and Depositional History of the Laetoli Area

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    Pages 77-97

    40Ar/39Ar Dating of Laetoli, Tanzania

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    Pages 99-119

    Petrology, Geochemistry and Age of Satiman, Lemagurut and Oldeani: Sources of the Volcanic Deposits of the Laetoli Area

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    Pages 121-141

    Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Laetoli Area Tuffs: Lower Laetolil through Naibadad Beds

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    Pages 143-165

    Geochemical and Mineralogic Characterization of Middle Stone Age Tools of Laetoli, Tanzania, and Comparisons with Possible Source Materials

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    Pages 167-200

    The Ecology and Biogeography of the Endulen-Laetoli Area in Northern Tanzania

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    Pages 201-215

    Phytoliths and Pollen, the Microscopic Plant Remains in Pliocene Volcanic Sediments Around Laetoli, Tanzania

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    Pages 217-233

    Fossil Woods

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    Pages 235-252

    Fossil Leaves, Fruits and Seeds

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    Pages 253-263

    Serengeti Micromammal Communities and the Paleoecology of Laetoli, Tanzania

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    Pages 265-278

    The Taphonomy and Paleoenvironmental Implications of the Laetoli Micromammals

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    Pages 279-292

    Coprolites: Taphonomic and Paleoecological Implications

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    Pages 293-328

    Stable Isotopic Analyses of Laetoli Fossil Herbivores

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    Pages 329-354

    Feeding Ecology and Niche Partitioning of the Laetoli Ungulate Faunas

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    Pages 355-366

    Paleoenvironments of Laetoli, Tanzania as Determined by Antelope Habitat Preferences

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    Pages 367-380

    Environmental Change within the Laetoli Fossiliferous Sequence: Vegetation Catenas and Bovid Ecomorphology

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    Pages 381-392

    Large Mammal Evidence for the Paleoenvironment of the Upper Laetolil and Upper Ndolanya Beds of Laetoli, Tanzania

  21. Back Matter

    Pages 393-401