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By Richard E. Leakey (auth.), Frederick E. Grine, John G. Fleagle, Richard E. Leakey (eds.)

This quantity addresses the foundation of the human genus Homo, a tremendous transition in human evolution and linked to significant adjustments in mind measurement, locomotion, and tradition, yet one with many unanswered questions. what percentage assorted species of Homo have been there, and the way have been they interrelated? Are stone instruments a attribute of early Homo? What was once their functionality? How does using stone instruments relate to adjustments within the dentition and mind dimension? Did diversifications for lengthy distance working first look with the starting place of this genus? How does this relate to its nutrition and cultural abilities.

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