Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.
You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.
After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.
Recent years have witnessed exciting and important scientific breakthroughs in the study of Neanderthals and their place in human evolution. These discoveries have transformed our appreciation of this group’s paleobiology and evolution. This volume presents the cutting-edge research of leading scientists, re-examining the major debates in Neanderthal research with the use of innovative state-of-the art methods and exciting new theoretical approaches.
Topics addressed include the re-evaluation of Neanderthal anatomy, inferred adaptations and habitual activities, developmental patterns, phylogenetic relationships, and the Neanderthal extinction; new methods include computer tomography, 3D geometric morphometrics, ancient DNA and bioenergetics. The diverse contributions offer fresh insights and advances in Neanderthal and modern human origins research.
1. Neanderthals Revisited
K. Harvati and T. Harrison
2. The Distinctiveness and Systematic Context of Homo neanderthalensis
I. Tattersall and J.H. Schwartz
3. Saccopastore 1: The Earliest Neanderthal? A new Look at an Old Cranium
E. Bruner and G. Manzi
4. Inquiries into Neanderthal Cranio-facial Development and Evolution: ‘Accretion’ vs ‘organismal’ models
Rosas, M. Bastir, C. Martínez-Maza, A. García-Tabernero, and C. Lalueza-Fox
5. Neanderthals and Modern Humans – Chimps and Bonobo
M.S. Ponce de León and C.P.E. Zollikofer
6. Cranial Growth models: Heterochrony, heterotopy, and the kinematics of Ontogeny
C.P.E. Zollikofer and M.S. Ponce de León
7. Bioenergetic Perspectives on Neanderthal Thermoregulatory and Activity Budgets
8. How different were Neanderthals’ Habitual Activities? A Comparative Analysis with Diverse Groups of Recent Humans
O.M. Pearson, R.M. Cordero, and A.M. Busby
9. Neanderthal Hands in their Proper Perspective
10. Did Neanderthals make the Châtelperronian Assemblage from La Grotte du Renne (Arcy-Sur-Cure, France)?
S.E. Bailey and J.-J. Hublin
11. The Fate of European Neanderthals: Results and Perspectives from Ancient DNA Analyses
D. Serre and S. Pääbo
12. Selection on Mitochondrial DNA and the Neanderthal Problem
13. Reliability of Cranial Morphology in Reconstructing Neanderthal Phylogeny
K. Harvati and T.D. Weaver
14. Non-metric Variation in Recent Humans as a Model for Understanding Neanderthal-Early Modern Human Differences: Just How 'Unique' are Neanderthal Unique Traits
15. Earliest Upper Paleolithic crania from Mladec, Czech Republic, and the Question of Neanderthal-Modern Continuity: Metrical Evidence from the Fronto-Facial Region
G. Braüer, H. Broeg, and C. Stringer
16. Neanderthals and Modern Humans: An Example of a Mammalian Syngameon
17. Speciation by distance and temporal overlap: A New Approach to Understanding Neanderthal Evolution
18. The Neanderthal-H. sapiens Interface in Eurasia
C. B. Stringer