The Emergence of Humans: An Exploration of the Evolutionary Timeline

The Emergence of Humans is an accessible, informativeintroduction to the scientific study of human evolution. It takesthe reader through time following the emergence of the modern humanspecies Homo sapiens from primate roots. Acknowledging thecontroversy surrounding the interpretation of the fossil record,the authors present a balanced approach in an effort to do justiceto different views.

Each chapter covers a significant time period of evolutionaryhistory and includes relevant techniques from other disciplinesthat have applications to the field of human evolution.Self-assessment questions linked to learning outcomes are providedfor each chapter, together with further reading and reference tokey sources in the primary literature. The book will thus beeffective both as a conventional textbook and for independentstudy.

Written by two authors with a wealth of teaching experienceThe Emergence of Humans will prove invaluable to students inthe biological and natural sciences needing a clear, balancedintroduction to the study of human evolution.