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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


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


A Technological Fix for ‘Dunbar's Dilemma’?

Lawrence Barham

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

A comparison of the archaeological evidence for symbol-based behaviours with the predictions of the social brain hypothesis has created ‘Dunbar's dilemma’. The dilemma lies in a disjuncture between ... More


Sexual Selection, Timing and an X–Y Homologous Gene: Did Homo Sapiens Speciate on the Y Chromosome?

Tim J. Crow

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter provides a theory of the speciation of modern Homo sapiens, that a single gene played a critical role in the transition from a precursor species. The theory is founded upon the ... More


The Prehistoric Roots of the Modern Mind

Todd Tremlin

in Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305340
eISBN:
9780199784721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305345.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter explains why the process of human evolution is crucial to understanding the structures and functions of the modern human mind. Tracing hominid development up to the appearance of Homo ... More


The Case for Saltational Events in Human Evolution

Ian Tattersall

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter argues the case that the speciation of modern Homo sapiens exemplifies the principle of punctuated equilibria, i.e. it is a saltational change. Evolutionary saltation is a rather ... More


Herto Brains and Minds: Behaviour of Early Homo sapiens from the Middle Awash

Yonas Beyene

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The discovery of three late Middle Pleistocene hominid crania, Homo sapiens idaltu, at Herto in the Middle Awash research area in Ethiopia in 1997 shed considerable light on this little-known period ... More


The Morphological and Behavioural Origins of Modern Humans

Chris Stringer

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter provides an update on the speciation of modern Homo sapiens and the Out of Africa hypothesis. The majority of the fossil and genetic evidence favours an African origin for modern humans ... More


The Cosmic Temple: Cosmogony According to Genesis 1:1–2:3

William P. Brown

in The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter examines Genesis 1:1-2:4a, known as the Priestly account of creation. This “report” describes creation as a divinely guided process that begins with benign chaos and concludes with a ... More


Becoming Human: the Archaeological Challenge: British Academy Lecture

COLIN RENFREW

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263945
eISBN:
9780191734038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the attempts of pinpointing the origins of humans, i.e. Homo sapiens sapiens. Due to the recent advances in archaeology, specifically in archaeogenetics, it has been determined ... More


Introduction

Tim J. Crow

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book reflects an attempt to cross the interdisciplinary boundaries between archaeology, palaeontology, neuropsychology, neuroanatomy, genetics and evolutionary theory to approach the problem of ... More


Phylogeny from apes to humans

Michael C. Corballis

in The Descent of Mind: Psychological Perspectives on Hominid Evolution

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192632593
eISBN:
9780191670497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632593.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The complexities of hominid evolution raise many questions about precisely when any mental attributes that might be uniquely human might have emerged. This chapter reviews the stages of evolution ... More


Laterality and Human Speciation

Michael C. Corballis

in The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes the relevance of cerebral asymmetry. Although cerebral asymmetries abound in non-human animals, there are still reasons to suppose that there may have been a single-gene ... More


Species of the Upper Pleistocene

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/9780198739906.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter analyzes the two taxa of the Upper Pleistocene: Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens. The first one is explored starting with the Feldhofer discovery and the early interpretations of ... More


Humans and associated lineages

Michael L. Arnold

in Evolution through Genetic Exchange

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199229031
eISBN:
9780191728266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229031.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews findings relating to the effect of genetic exchange on the evolution of the human lineage and lineages of organisms with which we interact (e.g. disease vectors, food sources). ... More


Genetic exchange and humans

Michael L. Arnold

in Divergence with Genetic Exchange

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198726029
eISBN:
9780191792960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726029.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter begins with information from analyses of genomic and phenotypic traits resulting in tests of alternative models of human evolution. The remaining sections illustrate how genetic exchange ... More


Reticulate evolution and beneficial organisms—part III

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/9780199539581.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter surveys a set of plant species and species complexes from which Homo sapiens derives nourishment. It highlights the reticulate nature of human food sources by discussing data for plants ... More


The Roots of Human Shared Reality

E. Tory Higgins

in Shared Reality: What Makes Us Strong and Tears Us Apart

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190948054
eISBN:
9780190082536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190948054.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Human evolution has been described as the development of our special intelligence. From Homo erectus, we evolved into Homo sapiens (archaic sapien) around 200,000 years ago, then into Homo sapiens ... More


Genomics, Human History, and Cooperation

in Darwinian Reductionism: Or, How to Stop Worrying and Love Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226727295
eISBN:
9780226727318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226727318.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter offers a glimpse into what taking gene-sequence data seriously can show us about the nature and history of one particular terrestrial lineage, Homo sapiens. It reports on the light that ... More


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