By Sacha C. Jones, Brian A. Stewart

ISBN-10: 9401775192

ISBN-13: 9789401775199

ISBN-10: 9401775206

ISBN-13: 9789401775205

Bringing jointly archaeological, paleoenvironmental, paleontological and genetic information, this booklet 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 significant position in our species’ evolutionary trajectory. to this point, the demographic techniques – glossy human inhabitants sizes, distributions and events – that happened inside Africa in this severe interval were continuously under-addressed.
The authors of this quantity objective at (1) analyzing the effect of this glacial-interglacial- glacial cycle on human crew sizes, hobbies and distributions all through Africa; (2) investigating the macro- and micro-evolutionary strategies underpinning our species’ anatomical and behavioral evolution; and (3) atmosphere an schedule wherein Africa can make the most of, and finally give a contribution to, the more and more refined theoretical and methodological palaeodemographic frameworks constructed on different continents.

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The significance of a dynamic coastal landscape for site formation, site preservation and in potentially explaining the occupational history of some sites has long been recognized (Tankard and Schweitzer 1976; Van Andel 1989). With the development of more robust chronologies for MSA occupations (Vogel et al. 1999; Feathers and Bush 2000; Feathers 2002; Jacobs et al. 2003, 2006, 2008, 2013; Tribolo et al. 2006, 2013; Jacobs and Roberts 2008; Jacobs 2010; Henshilwood et al. , Cochrane et al. 2013).

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Smith, M. , Williams, A. , Turney, C. S. , & Cupper, M. L. (2008). Human-environment interactions in Australian drylands: Exploratory time-series analysis of archaeological records. The Holocene, 18(3), 389–401. , & Richards, M. B. (2016). A genetic perspective on African prehistory. In S. C. Jones & B. A. ), Africa from MIS 6-2: Population dynamics and paleoenvironments (pp. 383–405). Dordrecht: Springer. Steele, T. , & Álvarez-Fernández, E. (2011). Initial investigations into the exploitation of coastal resources in North Africa during the Late Pleistocene at Grotte des Contrebandiers, Morocco.

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