BIO 346 Human Biology (K. Kalthoff)

References to Topic 6: Tool Making

Easy Readings

de Beaune S. and White R. (1993) Ice age lamps. Scientific American Mar. 1993: 108-113
Johanson D. and Edgar B. (1996) From Lucy to Language. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Prideaux, Tom (1973) Cro-Magnon Man. New York, Time-Life Books (1973)

Intermediate Readings

Koehler W. (1927) The Mentality of Apes, 2nd Edition. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner.
Lewin R. (1993a) Human Evolution: An Illustrated Introduction. Chapters 21, 24, and 27. Cambridge: Blackwell Scienctific Publications.
Lewin R. (1993b) The Origin of Modern Humans. New York: Scientific American Library/HPHLP.
McGrew W.C. (1992) Chimpanzee Material Culture: Implications for Human Evolution. Cambridge University Press.

Advanced Readings

Brooks A.S., Helgren D.M., Cramer J.S., Franklin A., Hornyak W., Keating J.M., Klein R.G., Rink W.J., Schwarcz H., Leith Smith J.N., Stewart K., Todd N.E., Verniers J. and Yellen J.E. (1995) Dating and context of three middle stone age sites with bone points in the Upper Semliki Valley, Zaire. Science 268: 548-553.
Brown K.S. et al. (2012) Nature 491: 590-593
McGrew W.C. and Tutin C.E.G. (1973) Nature 241: 477
McPherron S.P. et al. (2010) Evidence for stone-tool-assisted consumption of animal tissues before 3.39 million years ago at Dikika, Ethiopia. Nature 466: 857-860
Mulcahy N.J. and Call J. (2006) Apes save tools for future use. Science 312: 1038-1040
Schick K.D., Toth N. and Garufi G. (1999) Continuing investigation into the stone tool-making and tool using capabilities of a bonobo (Pan paniscus). J. Arch. Sci 26: 821-832
Semaw S., Renne P, Harris JW, Feibel CS, Bernor RL, Fesseha N, and Mowbray K. (1997) 2.5-million-year-old stone tools from Gona, Ethiopia. Nature 385: 333-336
Susman R.L. (1994) Fossil evidence for early hominid tool use. Science 265: 1570-1573.
Thieme H. (1997) Lower Paleolithic hunting spears from Germany. Nature 385: 807-810.
Tokida E., Tanaka I., Takefushi H. and Hagiwara T. (1994) Tool-using in Japanese macaques: use of stones to obtain fruit from a pipe. Anim. Behav. 47: 1023-1030.
Toth N. (1985) Archeological evidence for preferential right-handedness in the lower and middle pleistocene, and its possible implications. J. Human Evol. 14: 607-614.
Toth N., Schick K.D., Savage-Rumbaugh E.S., Sevcik R.A. and Rumbaugh D.M. (1993) Pan the tool-maker: Investigation into the stone tool-making and tool using capabilities of a bonobo (Pan paniscus). J. Arch. Sci 20: 81-91
Yellen J.E., Brooks A.S., Cornelissen E., Mehlman M.J. and Stewart K. (1995) A middle stone age worked bone industry from Katanda, Upper Semliki Valley, Zaire. Science. 268: 553-556.

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