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Homo erectus: Pleistocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

W. Henry Gilbert


This book, the first in a series devoted to the paleoanthropological resources of the Middle Awash Valley of Ethiopia, studies Homo erectus, a close relative of Homo sapiens. It provides detailed descriptions, photographs, and analysis of the fossil vertebrates—from elephants and hyenas to humans—from the Daka Member of the Bouri Formation of the Afar, a place renowned for an abundant and lengthy record of human ancestors. These fossils contribute to our understanding of human evolution, and the associated fauna provide new information about the distribution and variability of Pleistocene mamm ... More

Keywords: paleoanthropological resources, Middle Awash Valley, Homo erectus, Homo sapiens, Daka, Bouri, Afar, African Pleistocene

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780520251205
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520251205.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. Henry Gilbert, editor

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1 Introduction

W. Henry Gilbert

2 Geology and Geochronology

Giday Woldegabriel, W. Henry Gilbert, William K. Hart, Paul R. Renne, and Stanley H. Ambrose

3 Bovidae

W. Henry Gilbert

4 Carnivora

W. Henry Gilbert, Nuria García, and F. Clark Howell

5 Cercopithecidae

W. Henry Gilbert, and Steve Frost

6 Equidae

W. Henry Gilbert, and Raymond L. Bernor

7 Giraffidae

W. Henry Gilbert

8 Hippopotamidae

Jean-Renaud Boisserie, and W. Henry Gilbert

9 Elephantidae

Haruo Saegusa, and W. Henry Gilbert

10 Rhinocerotidae

W. Henry Gilbert

11 Suidae

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12 Rare Taxa

W. Henry Gilbert, and Thomas Stidham

13 Homo erectus Cranial Anatomy

Berhane Asfaw, W. Henry Gilbert, and Gary D. Richard

14 Tomographic Analysis of the Daka Calvaria

W. Henry Gilbert, Ralph L. Holloway, Daisuke kubo, Reiko T. Kono, and Gen suwa

15 Hominid Systematics

W. Henry Gilbert

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