Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology

Out of Africa I

The First Hominin Colonization of Eurasia

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

  • 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
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About this book

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?

About the authors

John Fleagle is Distinguished Professor of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University. He has conducted paleontological field work in many parts of the world, including Argentina, Egypt, Kenya, Ethiopia, and India. He is the author of the textbook Primate Adaptation and Evolution (1988, 1999, Elsevier), Co-Editor of the Human Evolution Sourcebook (1993, 2006, Prentice Hall) and the Editor of journal Evolutionary Anthropology.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Early Pleistocene Mammals of Africa: Background to Dispersal

    Leakey, Meave (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Carnivoran Dispersal Out of Africa During the Early Pleistocene: Relevance for Hominins?

    Lewis, Margaret E. (et al.)

    Pages 13-26

  • Saharan Corridors and Their Role in the Evolutionary Geography of ‘Out of Africa I’

    Lahr, Marta Mirazón

    Pages 27-46

  • Stone Age Visiting Cards Revisited: A Strategic Perspective on the Lithic Technology of Early Hominin Dispersal

    Shea, John J.

    Pages 47-64

  • Behavioral and Environmental Background to ‘Out-of-Africa I’ and the Arrival of Homo erectus in East Asia

    Potts, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 67-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Out of Africa I
Book Subtitle
The First Hominin Colonization of Eurasia
Editors
  • John G Fleagle
  • John J. Shea
  • Frederick E. Grine
  • Andrea L. Baden
  • Richard E. Leakey
Series Title
Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9036-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9036-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9035-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3308-4
Series ISSN
1877-9077
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 294
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