Joan Silk and I have coauthored a textbook entitled How Humans Evolvedwhich is designed for use in introductory classes in human evolution and biological anthropology. This text differs from others in several ways:

 

  • A more thorough treatment of evolutionary theory, including discussions of the evolution of quantitative characters, kin selection, sexual selection, life history evolution, and parent offspring conflict.

  • A modern behavioral-ecological discussion of primate behavior.

  • An extensive treatment of evolutionary psychology and human behavioral ecology.

 

The 8th edition is now available. It has been shortened, updated, and improved. The new material includes:

 

  • Coverage of Lomekwi tools

  • New material on early Homo

  • Updated coverage of ancient DNA

  • Expanded treatment of very early Homo sapiens in East Asia and Europe

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    Discussion of Homo naledi

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

For more information point your browser to the How Humans Evolved page at the W.W. Norton web site.

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