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Africa from MIS 6 2

by Sacha C. Jones
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2016-03-04
Genre: Science
Pages: 424 pages
ISBN 13: 9401775206
ISBN 10: 9789401775205
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Synopsis : Africa from MIS 6 2 written by Sacha C. Jones, published by Springer which was released on 2016-03-04. Download Africa from MIS 6 2 Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. In S. C. Jones & B. A. Stewart (Eds.), Africa from MIS 6-2: Population dynamics and paleoenvironments (pp. 161–174). Dordrecht: Springer. Cancellieri, E., Cremaschi, M., Zerboni, A., & di Lernia, S. (2016). -- Bringing together archaeological, paleoenvironmental, paleontological and genetic data, this book makes a first attempt to reconstruct African population histories from out species' evolution to the Holocene. Africa during Marine Isotope Stages (MIS) 6 to 2 (~190-12,000 years ago) witnessed the biological development and behavioral florescence of our species. Modern human population dynamics, which involved multiple population expansions, dispersals, contractions and extinctions, played a central role in our species’ evolutionary trajectory. So far, the demographic processes – modern human population sizes, distributions and movements – that occurred within Africa during this critical period have been consistently under-addressed. The authors of this volume aim at (1) examining the impact of this glacial-interglacial- glacial cycle on human group sizes, movements and distributions throughout Africa; (2) investigating the macro- and micro-evolutionary processes underpinning our species’ anatomical and behavioral evolution; and (3) setting an agenda whereby Africa can benefit from, and eventually contribute to, the increasingly sophisticated theoretical and methodological palaeodemographic frameworks developed on other continents.