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Older age becomes common late in human evolution.
  • R. Caspari, S. Lee
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 27 July 2004
TLDR
There is a dramatic increase in longevity in the modern humans of the Early Upper Paleolithic, and it is believed that this great increase contributed to population expansions and cultural innovations associated with modernity. Expand
From Types to Populations: A Century of Race, Physical Anthropology, and the American Anthropological Association
In the 1960s, U.S. physical anthropology underwent a period of introspection that marked a change from the old physical anthropology that was largely race based to the new physical anthropology,Expand
1918: Three perspectives on race and human variation.
  • R. Caspari
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 1 May 2009
TLDR
This paper examines race from the different perspectives of three key contributions to the first volume of the AJPA: papers from Hrdlicka, Hooton, and Boas. Expand
Multiregional, not multiple origins.
TLDR
A valid understanding of multiregional evolution would go a long way toward reducing the modern human origins controversy. Expand
Race And Human Evolution
Challenges the popular Eve theory of human origins, presenting the controversial multiregional model of human evolution and racial differences that finds evidence in fossil remains.
The suprainiac fossa: The question of homology
The suprainiac fossa has been defined many ways, but can be most broadly defined as a depression above the inion whose expression is variable. It is ubiquitous in Neanderthals, and has often beenExpand
The evolution of grandparents.
Is human longevity a consequence of cultural change or modern biology?
TLDR
The increase in adult survivorship associated with the Upper Paleolithic is not a biological attribute of modern humans, but reflects important cultural adaptations promoting the demographic and material representations of modernity. Expand
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