Made in Africa - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128147986

Made in Africa

1st Edition

Hominin Explorations and the Australian Skeletal Evidence

Authors: Steve Webb
Paperback ISBN: 9780128147986
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2018
Page Count: 366
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Description

Made in Australia: Hominin Explorations and the Australian Skeletal Evidence describes the largest collection of Australian fossils, representing modern humans at the end of their 20,000 km journey from Africa, and also documenting this great find before they are reburied on the request of the Aboriginal community. Part One provides an overview of modern humans, and how we see the construct of human evolution over the last two and half million years. Parts Two and Three focus on Australia and the evidence of its earliest people from the late Pleistocene and the Willandra Lake Collection from a photographic and descriptive perspective.

Key Features

  • Provides perspective for dispersal, from origins to the final stages of modern human migration
  • Presents full coverage of the Willandra Lakes skeletal collection
  • Includes genomic findings along the migration path

Readership

Evolutionary biologists, evolutionary geneticists, developmental biologists, biology graduates and post-graduates, palaeontologists, ecologists;

Table of Contents

PART 1 THE LONGEST WALK
1. A View from Kakadu
2. Ancestors of the Ancestors
3. Leaving Africa
4. AE3: On the Road Again

PART 2 PEOPLE AT THE END OF THE WORLD
5. History and Geography of the Willandra Lakes Collection
6. Osteological Features of WLH 1, 2 and 3
7. One of a Kind: WLH 50
8. Impenetrable Obscurity

PART 3 THE WILLANDRA LAKE COLLECTION: A RECORD
9. A Descriptive Overview of the First Australians
10. Photographic and Descriptive Catalogue of the WLC

Postscript: The Legacy of Modern Humans

Details

No. of pages:
366
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128147986

About the Author

Steve Webb

Dr Steve Webb was appointed Lecturer at the Australian National University in 1984 where he lectured in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology. In 1986 he was appointed a Research Fellow at the Research School of Pacific Studies at the ANU where he conducted extensive research on the oldest human remains in Australia. He has worked with Federal Government and Indigenous agencies extensively, playing a significant role in the repatriation of Aboriginal skeletal remains from Australian and overseas museums to Aboriginal communities. This work has given him a broad understanding of past and present Aboriginal society and issues facing Aboriginal people.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Fellow of Pacific Studies and Former Lecturer, Australian National University