MOBI ¹ DOC The Skull of Australopithecus afarensis Series in Human Evolution 9780195157062 FREE ↠ WILLIAM H KIMBEL

DOC The Skull of Australopithecus afarensis Series in Human Evolution

MOBI ¹ DOC The Skull of Australopithecus afarensis Series in Human Evolution 9780195157062 FREE ↠ WILLIAM H. KIMBEL ´ [PDF / Epub] ❤ The Skull of Australopithecus afarensis Series in Human Evolution ✅ William H. Kimbel – Johns-cycliThe book is the most in depth account of the fossil skull anatomy and evolutionary significance of the 36 30 million year old early human species Australopithecus afarensis Knowledge of this species is pivotal to understanding early human evolution because 1 the sample of fossil remains of A afarensis is among the most extensive for any early human species and the majority of remains are of taxonomically inormative skulls and teeth; 2 the wealth of material makes A afarensis an indispensable point of reference for the interpretation of other fossil discoveries; 3 the species occupies a time period that is the focus of current research to determine when where and why the

William H. Kimbel ↠ The Skull of Australopithecus afarensis Series in Human Evolution DOC

Human lineage first diversified into separate contemporaneous lines of descentUpon publication of this book this species will be among the most thoroughly documented extinct ancestors of humankind The main focus of the book its organizing principle is the first complete skull of A afarensis specimen number AL 444 2 at the Hadar site Ethiopia the home of the remarkably complete 318 million year old skeleton known as Lucy found at Hadar by third author D Johanson in 1974 Lucy and other fossils from Hadar together with those from the site of Laetoli in Tanzania were controversially attributed to the then brand new species A afarensis by Johanson T White and Y Coppens in 197

DOC ´ The Skull of Australopithecus afarensis Series in Human Evolution ↠ William H. Kimbel

The Skull of Australopithecus afarensis Series in Human Evolution8 However a complete skull which would have uickly resolved much of the early debate over the species proved elusive until second author Y Rak's discovery of the 444 skull in 1992 The book details the comparative anatomy of the new skull and the cast of its brain analyzed by R Holloway and M Huan as well as of other skull and dental finds recovered during the latest ongoing field work at Hadar and analyzes the evolutionary significance of A afarensis in the context of other critically important discoveries of earliest humans made in recent years In essence it summarizes the state of knowledge about one of the central subjects of current paleoanthropological investigation