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Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology

Asian Paleoanthropology

From Africa to China and Beyond

Editors: Norton, Christopher J., Braun, David R. (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive review of the Asian paleoenvironmental and hominin behavioural and morphological records
  • Useful for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and senior scientists studying the Asian paleoanthropological record
  • Focused areas covered are the nature of Early and Middle Pleistocene hominin dispersals into particular regions; the evidence for the earliest hominin occupations in certain regions; and hominin morphological and behavioral variation
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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.

About the authors

Christopher Norton has spent the past eighteen years conducting paleoanthropological research in China, Korea, and Japan. Of those eighteen years, Norton has spent more than eight years actually living in those respective countries learning not only the paleoanthropology, but the cultures and languages as well. This has allowed Norton to develop a broader, regional scope for his research. This has facilitated his previous research and was the primary impetus for proposing this comprehensive synthesis of the current state of research in Asian paleoanthropology. The co-editor, David Braun, works primarily in Africa. However, we both agreed that comparative research between Africa and Asia was critical to fully comprehending both regional records. This was the primary reason why we co-organized a symposium on Asian Paleoanthropology at the AAPA meeting in March 2007, which forms the foundation for this edited volume. Most of the presentations from that conference are chapters in this book.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Asian Paleoanthropology: An Introduction

    Norton, Christopher J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The Colonization of “Savannahstan”: Issues of Timing(s) and Patterns of Dispersal Across Asia in the Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene

    Dennell, Robin William

    Pages 7-30

  • On the Road to China: The Environmental Landscape of the Early Pleistocene in Western Eurasia and Its Implication for the Dispersal of Homo

    Belmaker, Miriam

    Pages 31-40

  • Africa and Asia: Comparisons of the Earliest Archaeological Evidence

    Braun, David R. (et al.)

    Pages 41-48

  • Inter-continental Variation in Acheulean Bifaces

    Shipton, Ceri (et al.)

    Pages 49-55

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asian Paleoanthropology
Book Subtitle
From Africa to China and Beyond
Editors
  • Christopher J. Norton
  • David R. Braun
Series Title
Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9094-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9094-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9093-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3322-0
Series ISSN
1877-9077
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 216
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