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An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy

An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy
Author: Leslie Aiello - Christopher Dean
ISBN 13: 9780120455911
ISBN 10: 120455919
Edition: 1
Publisher: Academic Press
Publication Date: 2002-07-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 608
List Price: $72.95

An anthropologist and an anatomist have combined their skills in this book to provide students and research workers with the essentials of anatomy and the means to apply these to investigations into hominid form and function. Using basic principles and relevant bones, conclusions can be reached regarding the probable musculature, stance, brain size, age, weight, and sex of a particular fossil specimen. The sort of deductions which are possible are illustrated by reference back to contemporary apes and humans, and a coherent picture of the history of hominid evolution appears. Written in a clear and concise style and beautifully illustrated, An Introduction to Human Evolutionary Anatomy is a basic reference for all concerned with human evolution as well as a valuable companion to both laboratory practical sessions and new research using fossil skeletons.