Africa from MIS 6-2: Population Dynamics and by Sacha C. Jones, Brian A. Stewart

By Sacha C. Jones, Brian A. Stewart

Bringing jointly archaeological, paleoenvironmental, paleontological and genetic facts, this e-book makes a primary try to reconstruct African inhabitants histories from out species' evolution to the Holocene. Africa in the course of Marine Isotope phases (MIS) 6 to two (~190-12,000 years in the past) witnessed the organic improvement and behavioral florescence of our species. glossy human inhabitants dynamics, which concerned a number of inhabitants expansions, dispersals, contractions and extinctions, performed a principal function in our species’ evolutionary trajectory. to this point, the demographic tactics – glossy human inhabitants sizes, distributions and pursuits – that happened inside Africa in this serious interval were regularly under-addressed.
The authors of this quantity objective at (1) reading the influence of this glacial-interglacial- glacial cycle on human crew sizes, routine and distributions all through Africa; (2) investigating the macro- and micro-evolutionary methods underpinning our species’ anatomical and behavioral evolution; and (3) environment an schedule wherein Africa can take advantage of, and at last give a contribution to, the more and more refined theoretical and methodological palaeodemographic frameworks constructed on different continents.

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