2007

Handbook of Paleoanthropology

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ISBN: 978-3-540-32474-4 (Print) 978-3-540-33761-4 (Online)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages iv-xxx

  2. Principles, Methods and Approaches

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      Pages 1-16

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      1 Historical Overview of Paleoanthropological Research

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      Pages 57-102

      2 Evolutionary Theory in Philosophical Focus

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      Pages 103-140

      3 The Ontogeny–Phylogeny Nexus in a Nutshell: Implications for Primatology and Paleoanthropology

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      Pages 141-166

      4 Principles of Taxonomy and Classification: Current Procedures for Naming and Classifying Organisms

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      Pages 167-215

      5 Quantitative Approaches to Phylogenetics

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      Pages 217-240

      6 Homology: A Philosophical and Biological Perspective

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      Pages 241-259

      7 Taphonomic and Diagenetic Processes

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      Pages 261-287

      8 Archeology

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      Pages 289-310

      9 Contribution of Stable Light Isotopes to Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction

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      Pages 311-337

      10 Chronometric Methods in Paleoanthropology

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      Pages 339-356

      11 Geological Background of Early Hominid Sites in Africa

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      Pages 357-381

      12 Paleoclimate

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      Pages 383-408

      13 Paleosols

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      Pages 409-419

      14 Quaternary Deposits and Paleosites

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      Pages 421-440

      15 Zoogeography: Primate and Early Hominin Distribution and Migration Patterns

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      Pages 441-501

      16 Patterns of Diversification and Extinction

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      Pages 503-554

      17 Paleoecology: An Adequate Window on the Past?

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      Pages 555-585

      18 Hominin Paleodiets: The Contribution of Stable Isotopes

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      Pages 587-619

      19 Estimation of Basic Life History Data of Fossil Hominoids

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      Pages 621-641

      20 Population Genetics and Paleoanthropology

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