Africa from MIS 6-2: Population Dynamics and Paleoenvironments by Sacha C. Jones

Africa from MIS 6-2: Population Dynamics and Paleoenvironments

bySacha C. Jones, Brian A. Stewart

Kobo ebook | March 4, 2016

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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.

Title:Africa from MIS 6-2: Population Dynamics and PaleoenvironmentsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 4, 2016Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401775206

ISBN - 13:9789401775205

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