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Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology

The Paleobiology of Australopithecus

Editors: Reed, Kaye, Fleagle, John G, Leakey, Richard E (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on understanding the palaeoanthropology of a particular genus, Australopithecus
  • Synthesizes information on the genus Australopithecus
  • Discusses alpha taxonomy, adaptive radiations, adaptations, phylogeny, biogeography, and paleoecology of the various species ​
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About this book

Australopithecus species have been the topic of much debate in palaeoanthropology since Raymond Dart described the first species, Australopithecus africanus, in 1925. This volume synthesizes the geological and paleontological context of the species in East and South Africa; covers individual sites, such as Dikika, Hadar, Sterkfontein, and Malapa; debates the alpha taxonomy of some of the species; and addresses questions regarding the movements of the species across the continent. Additional chapters discuss the genus in terms of sexual dimorphism, diet reconstruction using microwear and isotopic methodologies, postural and locomotor behavior, and ontogeny. 

About the authors

Kaye Reed focuses on community ecology to understand the framework of Pliocene hominin evolution and the interactions of living primates. She is currently exploring how changing environments affect Australopithecus evolution in Ethiopia. She also conducts research in South Africa to understand hominin landscape use along the west coast.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook 84,99 €
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Hardcover 103,95 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5918-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 103,95 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8240-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Paleobiology of Australopithecus
Editors
  • Kaye Reed
  • John G Fleagle
  • Richard E Leakey
Series Title
Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5919-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5919-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5918-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8240-1
Series ISSN
1877-9077
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 282
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
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