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Processes in Human Evolution: The journey from early hominins to Neandertals and Modern Humans

Francisco J. Ayala and Camilo J. Cela-Conde


Processes in Human Evolution is a fully reconsidered treatment of Human Evolution, the previous book by the same authors published by OUP in 2007. The major discoveries of the last decade have necessitated a completely revised view of how to understand human evolution, incorporating the advances in genetics, paleontology, ecology, archaeology, geography, and climate science. The genera Sahelanthropus, Ardipithecus, Orrorin, Australopithecus, Paranthropus, and Homo are analyzed in detail. Particular attention is given to the population migrations necessary to understand the origin and dispersio ... More

Keywords: human evolution, evolutionary process, symbolism, Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, Paranthropus, Homo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198739906
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198739906.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Francisco J. Ayala, author
University Professor and Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Camilo J. Cela-Conde, author
Director of the Laboratory of Human Systematics and Professor of Anthropology, University of Balearic Islands