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Alpha and Omega: Resolving the Ultimate Questions of the Beginnings and Endings of Homo erectus, the Species

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/9780195152913.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses where Homo erectus came from and when it evolved. Topics covered include possible African origins, clinical replacement, dispersal and evolution of Homo erectus in Southeast ... 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


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 Nature of Humanness at Longgushan: Brain, Language, Fire, and Cannibalism

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/9780195152913.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The bones of anatomically modern Homo sapiens from the Upper Cave at Longgushan appeared to display evidence for a presumed descendant of Homo erectus, and archaeology provided further evidence of ... More


The Third Function: A Hypothesis on the Mysterious Skull of Peking Man

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/9780195152913.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the cranial anatomy of Homo erectus. The evolving hominid skull form is interpreted as resulting from three major functional imperatives: housing a brain rapidly increasing in ... More


The Times and Climes of Homo erectus

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/9780195152913.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the conditions under which Homo erectus lived. Related topics discussed include dating the fossils at Longgushan, paleoclimatic data from the Longgushan cave, Homo erectus' ... More


Middle and Lower Pleistocene: the Homo radiation

Francisco J. Ayala and Camilo J. Cela-Conde

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198739906
eISBN:
9780191802836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198739906.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter deals with the radiation of the genus Homo after its exit from Africa. It deals with population dispersals and the meaning of the taxon Homo erectus with respect to the African and Asian ... More


The Adaptive Behavior of the Not-Quite-Human

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/9780195152913.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines primary evidence of behavioral complexity in Homo erectus — the use of stone tools and, above all, fire — the effective use of which may have been the driving force behind the ... More


Reticulate evolution in the genus Homo

Michael L. Arnold

in Reticulate Evolution and Humans: Origins and Ecology

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199539581
eISBN:
9780191716225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539581.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter is constructed around the theme of reviewing data sets that allow tests of the Replacement model versus all other models of human evolution that assume some level of introgression ... 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


Hominid Systematics

W. Henry Gilbert

in Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251205
eISBN:
9780520933774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251205.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the phylogenetic relationships of early and middle Pleistocene Homo. There are three hypotheses about the evolutionary relationships among early and middle Pleistocene hominids. ... More


Homo Erectus: An Aware Self

E. Fuller Torrey

in Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231183369
eISBN:
9780231544863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231183369.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Neurobiology

This chapter describes Homo erectus and its lifestyle. It made more sophisticated handaxes, controlled fire, and migrated halfway around the world. Cognitively, it is likely that Homo erectus had ... More


Homo erectus Cranial Anatomy

Berhane Asfaw, W. Henry Gilbert, and Gary D. Richard

in Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251205
eISBN:
9780520933774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251205.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses Daka hominid material, and presents a detailed ectocranial description of the Daka calvaria (BOU-VP-2/66) and other cranial and mandibular specimens from the Daka Member. It ... More


Daka Member Hominid Postcranial Remains

W. Henry Gilbert

in Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251205
eISBN:
9780520933774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251205.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the postcranial remains of hominids from the Daka Member. The sample comprises three femora, one tibia, and one talus. The tibia and femora are presented with descriptions of ... More


Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

W. Henry Gilbert (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251205
eISBN:
9780520933774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251205.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book, the first in a series devoted to the paleoanthropological resources of the Middle Awash Valley of Ethiopia, studies Homo erectus, a close relative of Homo sapiens. It provides detailed ... More


Introduction

Jean-Didier Vincent and Laurence Garey

in The Custom-Made Brain: Cerebral Plasticity, Regeneration, and Enhancement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164504
eISBN:
9780231534215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164504.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This introductory chapter examines the sizes of human brains in the prehistoric era to emphasize the important aspect of human brain evolution. The Australopithecus, considered as the forebears of ... More


Introduction

W. Henry Gilbert

in Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251205
eISBN:
9780520933774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251205.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book describes the importance of the Dakanihylo (Daka) Member of the Bouri Formation in the Afir Rift to African Pleistocene studies. The Daka Member has preserved a very rich array of fossil ... More


Shaping One’s Future Self: The Development of Deliberate Practice

Thomas Suddendorf, Melissa Brinums, and Kana Imuta

in Seeing the Future: Theoretical Perspectives on Future-Oriented Mental Time Travel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190241537
eISBN:
9780190241551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241537.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Deliberate practice, here defined as the ability to self-initiate mental or physical repetition with the goal of future skill improvement, is an important, but long overlooked, adaptive advantage of ... More


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