The human career : human biological and cultural origins

  title={The human career : human biological and cultural origins},
  author={Richard G. Klein},
  • R. Klein
  • Published 1 March 1991
  • Geography
  • Evolution
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… 

Aliens from Outer Time? Why the “Human Revolution” Is Wrong, and Where Do We Go from Here?

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Out of Africa and the evolution of human behavior

The fossil record implies that anatomically modern or near‐modern humans were present in Africa by 150 ka; the fossil and archeological records together indicate that modern Africans expanded to Eurasia beginning about 50 ka.

The archeology of modern human origins

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Archaic human genomics.

  • T. Disotell
  • Biology
    American journal of physical anthropology
  • 2012
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A Taphonomic Perspective on the Archaeology of Human Origins

  • H. Bunn
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • 1991
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Darwin and the recent African origin of modern humans

  • R. Klein
  • Biology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2009
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Evolutionary hypotheses for human childhood

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Rethinking the human revolution : new behavioural and biological perspectives on the origin and dispersal of modern humans

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