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Dragon Bone Hill: An Ice Age Saga of Homo erectus

Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152913
eISBN:
9780199790036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book recreates the story of life before Homo sapiens walked the earth. It was once thought that “Peking Man”, the remains of a cave man discovered at the famous fossil site of Dragon Bone Hill ... More


The Bones of Dragon Hill

Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon

in Dragon Bone Hill: An Ice Age Saga of Homo erectus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152913
eISBN:
9780199790036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the discoveries at Dragon Bone Hill in northern China. Topics discussed include the mysterious affinity between the ancient dragons of Chinese myth and the fossilized remains ... More


Giants and Genes: Changing Views of Peking Man's Evolutionary Significance

Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon

in Dragon Bone Hill: An Ice Age Saga of Homo erectus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152913
eISBN:
9780199790036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the twists and turns of the paleoanthropological interpretation of Peking Man: the first, largely fanciful and hopeful pronouncements; the more mature hypotheses based on the ... More


Testing the New Hypotheses

Noel T. Boaz and Russell L. Ciochon

in Dragon Bone Hill: An Ice Age Saga of Homo erectus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195152913
eISBN:
9780199790036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152913.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Anatomical, archaeological, geological, paleontological, and paleoecological evidence have been pieced together to present a series of new hypotheses about the Chinese Homo erectus and its main site ... More


Paleopathology and Taphonomic Modification of Mammalian Bones from Porcupine Cave

C. Suzane Ware and Elaine Anderson

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene: The Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240827
eISBN:
9780520930858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the paleopathology and taphonomic modifications evident in several specimens recovered from the Porcupine Cave deposits. It also provides background information about bone ... More


Sauropod Histology: Microscopic Views on the Lives of Giants

Kristina Curry Rogers and Gregory M. Erickson

in The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246232
eISBN:
9780520932333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246232.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter addresses the sauropod growth rates from the perspectives of bone histology, long bone growth, and developmental mass. It provides an overview of the evidence from living and fossil ... More


Bones and Teeth under the Microscope

Marcelo Sánchez

in Embryos in Deep Time: The Rock Record of Biological Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271937
eISBN:
9780520952300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271937.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The most important piece of equipment for most paleontologists, besides the hammer, is the microscope. The microscope enables the study of the tissue microstructure of fossils, in particular the ... More


Vertebrate Limb Evolution

Michel Laurin

in How Vertebrates Left the Water

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266476
eISBN:
9780520947986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266476.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

To understand the colonization of land by vertebrates, this chapter studies the origin and evolution of limbs, and especially of their skeleton, first examining the vertebrate skeleton, and then ... More


Structure and Evolution of a Sauropod Tooth Battery

Paul C. Sereno and Jeffrey A. Wilson

in The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246232
eISBN:
9780520932333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246232.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter addresses the tooth-bearing bones and dental battery of Nigersaurus taqueti and provides an initial cranial reconstruction. It also reviews the feeding specializations common to ... More


Postcranial Skeletal Pneumaticity in Sauropods and Its Implications for Mass Estimates

Mathew J. Wedel

in The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246232
eISBN:
9780520932333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246232.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter explores the axial skeleton from the perspective of pneumaticity and “efficiency of design.” It estimates that eusauropod vertebrae are in most cases between 50% and 60% air. Pneumatic ... More


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