Genes, Fossils, and Behaviour

An Integrated Approach to Human Evolution

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Editor
Donnelly, P.
Pub. date
January 2001
Pages
246
Binding
hardcover
Volume
310 of NATO Science Series: Life Sciences
ISBN print
978-90-5199-449-0
Subject
Life & Behavioural Sciences
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While the basic pattern of hominid evolution is well documented, the recent evolutionary history of homo sapiens is less clear. Application of molecular genetics techniques has great potential for resolving issues over this period, but as the complexity of such data increases, the quantitative methods used for its analysis are becoming more important. This phase is also one of the richest for biological and behavioural evidence derived from both fossils and archaeology. The book will contain expository and state-of-the-art research contributions from experts in these diverse areas, covering data and its interpretation, and experimental and analytical techniques.