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Tales of the Ex-Apes: How We Think about Human Evolution

Jonathan Marks


This book is about the irreducibility of human evolution to purely biological properties and processes, for human evolution has incorporated the emergence of social relations and cultural histories that are unprecedented in the apes. Human evolution over the last few million years has involved the transformation from biological evolution into biocultural evolution. For several million years, human intelligence, dexterity, and technology all coevolved with one another, although the first two are organic properties and the last is inorganic. Over the last few tens of thousands of years, however, ... More

Keywords: evolution, science, biocultural, human origins

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780520285811
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520285811.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Marks, author
University of North Carolina at Charlotte