By Sacha C. Jones, Brian A. Stewart
Bringing jointly archaeological, paleoenvironmental, paleontological and genetic information, this publication makes a primary try and 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. smooth human inhabitants dynamics, which concerned a number of inhabitants expansions, dispersals, contractions and extinctions, performed a crucial function in our species’ evolutionary trajectory. to this point, the demographic procedures – glossy human inhabitants sizes, distributions and hobbies – that happened inside Africa in this serious interval were always under-addressed.
The authors of this quantity target at (1) analyzing the impression of this glacial-interglacial- glacial cycle on human workforce sizes, events and distributions all through Africa; (2) investigating the macro- and micro-evolutionary tactics underpinning our species’ anatomical and behavioral evolution; and (3) surroundings an time table 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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Africa from MIS 6-2: Population Dynamics and Paleoenvironments by Sacha C. Jones, Brian A. Stewart