Asian Paleoanthropology

From Africa to China and Beyond

  • Christopher J. Norton
  • David R. Braun

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Christopher J. Norton, David R. Braun
    Pages 1-5
  3. David R. Braun, Christopher J. Norton, John W. K. Harris
    Pages 41-48
  4. Ceri Shipton, Michael D. Petraglia
    Pages 49-55
  5. Christopher J. Norton, Changzhu Jin, Yuan Wang, Yingqi Zhang
    Pages 81-100
  6. Yousuke Kaifu, Etty Indriati, Fachroel Aziz, Iwan Kurniawan, Hisao Baba
    Pages 143-157
  7. Christopher J. Norton, Xing Gao, Wu Liu, David R. Braun, Xiujie Wu
    Pages 159-168
  8. Kidong Bae
    Pages 181-190
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 201-214

About this book


This volume brings together a group of authors that address the question of the first out of Africa into Asia c. 2 Ma. The scope of the book is comprehensive as it covers almost every major region of Asia. The primary goal of this volume is to provide an updated synthesis of the current state of the Asian paleoanthropological and paleoenvironmental records. Papers include detailed studies of the theoretical constructs underlying the move out of Africa, including detailed reconstructions of the paleoenvironment and possible migration routes. Other papers detail the Plio-Pleistocene archaeological and hominin fossil records of particular regions.


Asia Hominin evolution Paleoanthropology Paleolithic archaeology Quaternary

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher J. Norton
    • 1
  • David R. Braun
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of AnthropologyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA
  2. 2., Department of ArchaeologyUniversity of Cape TownRondeboschSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9093-5
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9094-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1877-9077
  • Series Online ISSN 1877-9085
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