Modern Origins

A North African Perspective

  • Jean-Jacques Hublin
  • Shannon P. McPherron

Part of the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series (VERT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Paleoenvironment and Chronology

  3. Archaeology

  4. The Fossil Hominins

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 241-244

About this book


Over the last decade, Africa has taken a central position in the search for the timing and mechanisms leading to modern human origins, and the rich archaeological and human paleontological record of North Africa is critical to this search.  In this volume, we bring together new research into the archaeology, human paleontology, chronology, and environmental context of modern human origins in North Africa.  The result is a volume that better integrates the North African record into the modern human origins debate and at the same time highlights the research questions that are currently the focus of continued work in the area.


Archaeology Human Evolution Modern Human Origins Paleoenvironments Paleolithic

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Jacques Hublin
    • 1
  • Shannon P. McPherron
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human EvolutionMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary AnthropologyLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Department of Human EvolutionMax Planck Institute for Evolutionary AnthropologyLeipzigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2928-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2929-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1877-9077
  • Series Online ISSN 1877-9085
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