eBook Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 1st Edition

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  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
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This authoritative, comprehensive A to Z encyclopedia provides extensive, interdisciplinary coverage of important scientific terms related to improving our understanding of how we evolved.  Specifically, the   5,000 entries will cover:  evidence and methods used to investigate the relationships among the living great apes, and all the evidence and methods germane to understanding the evolutionary history of the great ape clade evidence about what makes the behavior of modern humans distinctive, and evidence about the evolutionary history of that distinctiveness general evolutionary principles and up-to-date information about the molecular and developmental biological approaches used to help understand the pattern and process of evolution information about the modern methods used to trace the recent evolutionary history of modern human populations fossil and archeological evidence germane to the evolution of the Pan/Homo clade, and the climatic and ecological context of evolution within that clade important sites and taxa, and some of the more important individual specimens.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title.
Dedication.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Contributors.
Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Topic Entry List.
Abbreviations.
3′.
5′.
1: A.
2: Abduction.
3: Abductor.
4: Abdur.
5: Abel.
6: Abiotic.
7: Abri Moula-Guercy.
8: Abri Pataud.
9: Abridged Life Table.
10: Absolute Dating.
11: Acceleration.
12: Accelerator Mass Spectrometer.
13: Accentuated Line.
14: Accessory Cusp.
15: Accretion Model.
16: Acculturation.
17: Accuracy.
18: Acetabulocristal Pillar.
19: Aché.
20: Acheulean.
21: Actualistic Studies.
22: Acute Margin.
23: Adaptation.
24: Adaptive Radiation.
25: Adaptive Strategy.
26: Adaptive Type.
27: Adaptive Zone.
28: Adduction.
29: Adductor.
30: Adolescence.
31: Adolescent Growth Spurt.
32: Adrenarche.
33: ADU-VP.
34: ADU-VP-1/3.
35: Aduma.
36: Aeolian.
37: Afalou-Bou-Rhummel.
38: Afar Rift System.
39: Aff..
40: Africanthropus Dreyer, 1935.
41: Africanthropus njarasensis Weinert, 1939 (Reck and Kohl-Larsen, 1936).
42: Age at Maturity.
43: Age at Weaning.
44: Age Estimate.
45: Age-Heaping.
46: Agenesis.
47: Agglomerate.
48: Ahmado.
49: AHS.
50: Ailuropoda-Stegodon fauna.
51: Ain Hanech.
52: A.L..
53: A.L. 129-1.
54: A.L. 162-28.
55: A.L. 199-1.
56: A.L. 200-1a.
57: A.L. 288-1.
58: A.L. 333-1.
59: A.L. 333-45.
60: A.L. 333-105.
61: A.L. 333-115.
62: A.L. 400-1a&b.
63: A.L. 417-1a–d.
64: A.L. 438-1a–v.
65: A.L. 444-2a–h.
66: A.L. 666-1.
67: A.L. 822-1.
68: ALA.
69: ALA-VP-2/10.
70: Albumin.
71: Alcelaphinae.
72: Alcelaphine.
73: Alcelaphine Plus Antilopine Criterion.
74: Alcelaphini.
75: Alemseged, Zeresenay (1969–).
76: Alkenones.
77: Allele.
78: Allen's Rule.
79: Allia Bay.
80: Allocortex.
81: Allometry.
82: Allopatric Speciation.
83: Allopatry.
84: Alluvial.
85: Alpha Taxonomy.
86: Altamura.
87: Altamura 1.
88: Altricial.
89: Alu.
90: Alu Repeat Elements.
91: Alveolar Process.
92: Alveolus.
93: AMA.
94: Am-Ado.
95: Amba East.
96: Amboseli Live/Dead Study.
97: Ambrona.
98: AME.
99: Ameloblast.
100: Amelogenesis.
101: American Institute of Human Paleontology.
102: American Museum of Natural History.
103: Amino Acid.
104: Amino Acid Racemization.
105: Amino Acid Racemization Dating.
106: AMS Radiocarbon Dating.
107: Amud.
108: Amud 1.
109: Amud 7.
110: Amudian.
111: Amygdala.
112: Anagenesis.
113: Analogous.
114: Analogue.
115: Analysis of Covariance.
116: Analysis of Variance.
117: Anatomical Position.
118: Anatomical Terminology.
119: Ancient DNA.
120: Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project.
121: Andersson, Johan Gunnar (1874–1960).
122: Andresen Lines.
123: Androgens.
124: Angular Gyrus.
125: Anisotropy.
126: Anorthoclase Feldspar.
127: Antagonistic Pleiotropy Theory.
128: Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
129: Antelope.
130: Anterior Buttress.
131: Anterior Cingulate Cortex.
132: Anterior Pillars.
133: Anterior Teeth.
134: Anterior Transverse Crest.
135: Anterior Trigon Crest.
136: Anthracotheriid Unit.
137: Anthracotheriidae.
138: Anthropogenic Bone Modification.
139: Anthropoid.
140: Anthropopithecus de Blainville, 1839.
141: Anthropopithecus erectus Dubois, 1893.
142: Antibody.
143: Anticline.
144: Anticodon.
145: Antigen.
146: Antilopini.
147: Antimere.
148: Anvil.
149: Anyskop Blowout.
150: Apatite.
151: Ape.
152: Ape Hand.
153: Apical Closure.
154: Apical Tuft.
155: Apidima.
156: Apidima 1 and 2.
157: Apidima 3.
158: Apollo 11 Cave.
159: Apomorphic.
160: Apomorphy.
161: Apoptosis.
162: Appendicular Skeleton.
163: Appositional Enamel.
164: Aptation.
165: ARA-VP.
166: ARA-VP-1/1.
167: ARA-VP-1/300.
168: ARA-VP-1/401.
169: ARA-VP-1/500.
170: ARA-VP-1/701.
171: ARA-VP-6/1.
172: ARA-VP-6/500.
173: ARA-VP-7/2.
174: Aragai.
175: Arago II.
176: Arago XXI.
177: Arago XLVII.
178: Aralee Issie.
179: Arambourg, Camille Louis Joseph (1885–1969).
180: Aramis.
181: Arboreal.
182: Arboreality.
183: Archanthropinae.
184: Archi.
185: Arcuate Fasciculus.
186: Arcy-Sur-Cure.