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Hippopotamidae

Jean-Renaud Boisserie and 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/9780520251205.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The family Hippopotamidae is represented by two living species: Choeropsis liberiensis (Liberian hippo), a secretive mammal from western equatorial coasts of Africa; and Hippopotamus amphibius ... More


Encagement

Alan Mikhail

in The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199315277
eISBN:
9780199369232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315277.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter analyzes how a set of institutions founded in the nineteenth century changed Egyptians’ relationships to charismatic megafauna and other animals. The Egyptian School of Veterinary ... More


Hippopotamidae

Boisserie Jean-Renaud and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The first known representatives of the family Hippopotamidae left a limited fossil record during the Miocene. In this chapter, two assemblages of hippopotamus remains are identified in the late ... More


Hippopotamidae

Eleanor Weston and Jean-Renaud Boisserie

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0044
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Hippopotamidae is an exclusively Old World taxon that dispersed from Africa to Eurasia on several occasions. The earliest hippopotamids have been found in Kenya dating back to the middle Miocene, and ... More


The Higgledy-Piggledy Whale: Leviathan’s Walk, Paddle, and Gallop to the Sea

Charles R. Ault

in Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704673
eISBN:
9781501705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704673.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines where the whales came from and how they entered the sea. Based on fossil evidence, landlubber whales preceded blubbered whales. By some higgledy-piggledy process (formally known ... More


Before the Stone Age Existed

Anne O'Connor

in Finding Time for the Old Stone Age: A History of Palaeolithic Archaeology and Quaternary Geology in Britain, 1860-1960

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199215478
eISBN:
9780191917394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199215478.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

What is the difference between temptation and geological time? The one is a wile of the devil and the other is a devil of a while. (Dawkins to Hughes, 17 March 1870: SMC: TMH) In the early ... More


Arguments over the Ice Age

Anne O'Connor

in Finding Time for the Old Stone Age: A History of Palaeolithic Archaeology and Quaternary Geology in Britain, 1860-1960

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199215478
eISBN:
9780191917394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199215478.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

The acceptance of human antiquity in the mid-nineteenth century fed a desire to know more about the age of these chipped stone tools from the drift. In 1863, Canon William Greenwell (1820–1918), ... More


River-Drift Men and Cave Men

Anne O'Connor

in Finding Time for the Old Stone Age: A History of Palaeolithic Archaeology and Quaternary Geology in Britain, 1860-1960

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199215478
eISBN:
9780191917394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199215478.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

British researchers often compared their river-drift tools to French finds. The gravel pits of St Acheul, rich in hand-axes, were a popular choice. Another was the cave of Le Moustier, known for ... More


Chronologies of the Early Twentieth Century

Anne O'Connor

in Finding Time for the Old Stone Age: A History of Palaeolithic Archaeology and Quaternary Geology in Britain, 1860-1960

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199215478
eISBN:
9780191917394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199215478.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Dr Allen Sturge spelled out some of the problems facing researchers who worked on the British Palaeolithic in his first Presidential Address to the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia. For the Drift ... More


Displacing Drug War Violence onto Nonhuman Imaginaries: Rereading Juan Pablo Villalobos’s Fiesta en la madriguera

Lucy Bollington (ed.)

in Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401490
eISBN:
9781683402169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401490.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter broaches the limits of the human from two entwined angles, examining the intersection of necropolitical violence and nonhuman animal tropes in Mexican author Juan Pablo Villalobos’s 2010 ... More


The Quaternary in Southeast Asia

Geoffrey Hope

in The Physical Geography of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199248025
eISBN:
9780191917530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199248025.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

We live in the Quaternary period and are a product of its wide fluctuations in climate and rapid environmental change. From at least the Mid-Miocene, about 25 million years ago, the expansion of ... More


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