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The gatherer-hunters and their world

I. G. Simmons

in Global Environmental History: 10,000 BC to AD 2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621583
eISBN:
9780748670765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621583.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

For about 99% of the evolutionary history of Homo sapiens, we have been gathers and hunters. This-life way has largely disappeared except in a few marginal environments but carried distinctively low ... More


Brains or Brawn: You Can’t Have Both

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

in The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034258
eISBN:
9780262333214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034258.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Human brains work at 24 watts of power, cost 516 kilocalories per day; caloric intake is limiting for non-human primates; larger primates get more calories per hour, but not fast enough; the upper ... More


Paleoindians in the South Carolina Coastal Plain: Tracking Pleistocene–Holocene Transitions

Ashley M. Smallwood, Albert C. Goodyear, Thomas A. Jennings, and Douglas A. Sain

in Early Human Life on the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400349
eISBN:
9781683401001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400349.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The state of South Carolina is examined by the physiographic provinces of Mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain using established Paleoindian projectile point types and their geographic ... More


Plant Behaviour and Intelligence

Anthony Trewavas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199539543
eISBN:
9780191788291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539543.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This book takes as its theme the statement by the Nobel prize winning plant biologist, Barbara McClintock in 1984; “A goal for the future would be to determine the extent of knowledge the cell has of ... More


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