BIO 346 Human Biology (K. Kalthoff)

References to Topic 4: Hominin Evolution


Easy Readings

Blumenschine R.J. and Cavallo JA. (1992) Scavenging and human evolution. Sci Am. 267 October: 90-96.
Cavalli-Sforza L.L. (1991) Genes, peoples and languages. Scientific American 265: 104-110.
Cavalli-Sforza L.L. (1995) The Great Human Diasporas: The History of Diversity and Evolution. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley
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Harmon K. (2013) Shattered ancestry. Scient. Amer. Feb. 2013: 42-49
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Wong K. (2012) First of our kind. Scientific American April 2012: 54-63
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Intermediate Readings

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Cavalli-Sforza L.L., Piazza A., Menozzi P. and Mountain J. (1988) Reconstruction of human evolultion: bringing together genetic, archaeological, and linguistic data. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 85: 6002-6006.
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Gordon K.D. (1987) Evolutionary perspectives on human diet. In: Nutritional Anthropology (F.E. Johnston, ed.) pp. 3-39. New York: Liss.

Jobling MA and Tyler-Smith C. (2003 The human Y chromosome: an evolutionary marker comes of age. Nat Rev Genet. 4: 598-612
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Lewin R. (1993b) The Origin of Modern Humans. New York: Scientific American Library/HPHLP.
Lewin R. and Foley R.A. (2004) Principles of Human Evolution. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing
Pakendorf B, Stoneking M. (2005) Mitochondrial DNA and Human Evolution. Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet. 6: 165-183
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Shreeve J. (1996) The Neandertal Enigma: Solving the Mystery of Modern Human Origins. Viking
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Smith P.E.L. (1976) Food Production and Its Consequences. Menlo Park, Cummings
Stringer C. and McKie R. (1996) African Exodus: The Origins of Modern Humanity. Cape
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Advanced Readings

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Galik K., Senut B., Pickford M., Gommery D., Treil J, Kuperavage A.J., and Eckhardt RB. (2004)
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