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Out of Africa I

The First Hominin Colonization of Eurasia

Fleagle, J.G., Shea, J.J., Grine, F.E., Baden, A.L., Leakey, R.E. (Eds.)

2010, X, 294 p.

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  • Addresses the many facets of hominin range expansion from Africa into Eurasia
  • Discusses geography, climate, faunal composition, hominin culture and more
  • The contributors are worldwide experts in paleontology, archaeology and geology
For the first two thirds of our evolutionary history, we hominins were restricted to Africa. Dating from about two million years ago, hominin fossils first appear in Eurasia. This volume addresses many of the issues surrounding this initial hominin intercontinental dispersal. Why did hominins first leave Africa in the early Pleistocene and not earlier? What do we know about the adaptations of the hominins that dispersed - their diet, locomotor abilities, cultural abilities? Was there a single dispersal event or several? Was the hominin dispersal part of a broader faunal expansion of African mammals northward? What route or routes did dispersing populations take?

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Human Evolution - Life History - Locomotion - anthropology - archaeology - paleoanthropology

Related subjects » Anthropology & Archaeology

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