The human career : human biological and cultural origins

  title={The human career : human biological and cultural origins},
  author={Richard G Klein},
Since its publication in 1989, "The Human Career" has proved to be an indispensable tool in teaching human origins. This substantially revised third edition retains Richard G. Klein's innovative approach while showing how cumulative discoveries and analyses over the past ten years have significantly refined our knowledge of human evolution. Klein chronicles the evolution of people from the earliest primates through the emergence of fully modern humans within the past 200,000 years. His… Expand
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The archeology of modern human origins
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Archaic human genomics.
  • T. Disotell
  • Biology, Medicine
  • American journal of physical anthropology
  • 2012
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  • R. Klein
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2009
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The Origin of Modern Human Behavior
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Evolutionary hypotheses for human childhood
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