This guide brings together resources and research strategies for the study of the evolutionary history of our own genus, Homo, using the fossil and archaeological record, with a focus on the unique biological and behavioural characteristics of modern huma
Entries cover evidence and methods used to investigate the relationships among the living great apes, evidence about what makes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence about the evolutionary history of that distinctiveness.
The Primate Origins of Human Nature blends several elements from evolutionary biology as applied to primate behavioral ecology and primate psychology, classical physical anthropology and evolutionary psychology of humans. It strives to define the human species relative to our living and extinct relatives, and thus highlights uniquely derived human features.
Presents molecular anthropology--a synthesis of the holistic approach of anthropology with the reductive approach of molecular genetics--as a way of improving our understanding of the science of human evolution.