By Sally C. Reynolds,Andrew Gallagher

the invention of the 1st species of African hominin, Australopithecus africanus, from Taung, South Africa in 1924, introduced the examine of fossil guy in Africa. New discoveries proceed to verify the significance of this quarter to our figuring out of human evolution. Outlining significant advancements in view that Raymond Dart's description of the Taung cranium and, particularly, the impression of the pioneering paintings of Phillip V. Tobias, this publication should be a helpful significant other for college kids and researchers of human origins. It offers a precis of the present nation of palaeoanthropology, reviewing the tips which are imperative to the sector, and offers a viewpoint on how destiny advancements will form our wisdom approximately hominin emergence in Africa. quite a lot of key issues are lined, from the earliest fossils from Chad and Kenya, to the origins of bipedalism and the talk approximately how and the place smooth people developed and dispersed throughout Africa.

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