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  Paleoanthropology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paleoanthropology is the branch of physical anthropology (often called biological anthropology) that focuses on the study of human evolution, tracing the anatomic, behavioral and genetic linkages of pre-humans from millions of years ago up to modern times.
The discovery of the Neanderthal in Germany, Thomas Huxley's Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature, and Charles Darwin's The Descent of Man were all important to early paleoanthropological research.
paleoanthropology began in the 19th century with the discovery of "Neanderthal man" (the eponymous skeleton was found in 1856, but there had been finds elsewhere since 1830), and with evidence of so-called cave men.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paleoanthropology   (806 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Paleoanthropology: Books: Milford H. Wolpoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Since the first edition was introduced in 1980, Paleoanthropology has been the leading text for the upper-level undergraduate or graduate course in human evolution.
Written by one of the world's experts, "Paleoanthropology" is known for its comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human evolution.
Designed to be used in any paleoanthropology course, the 2/e continues to feature a basic, yet detailed introduction to the study of human evolution, and to provide a consistent framework from which to study.
www.amazon.co.uk /Paleoanthropology-Milford-H-Wolpoff/dp/0070716765   (345 words)

 John Hawks Anthropology Weblog : Pork barrel paleoanthropology
Paleoanthropology is among the worst, because so many different stakeholders contribute to the work: anthropologists, archaeologists, geneticists, geologists, and so on.
This is by far the most common way of working in paleoanthropology; reading nothing at all in a research article except for the abstract and the conclusion.
I think that this kind of work will only grow in importance: as paleoanthropology spreads to encompass the genome as a whole, there will need to be much more coordination of different fields with each other.
johnhawks.net /weblog/topics/meta/pork_barrel_paleoanthropology.html   (1279 words)

 Handbook of Paleoanthropology - Wal-Mart
Paleoanthropology is perhaps the most multidisciplinary of all the sciences.
Paleoanthropology is also an actively developing field in which much remains to be settled.
The three volumes of this handbook bring together contributions by the worlds leading specialists that reflect the broad spectrum of modern paleoanthropology, thus presenting an indispensable resource for both professionals and students alike.
www.walmart.com /catalog/product.gsp?product_id=5168596   (699 words)

 Paleoanthropology - CreationWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Paleoanthropology is a specialized branch of Paleontology and physical anthropology involved with the study of ancient human beings.
Paleoanthropolgists are those investigating the origin and subsequent evolution of human physiology by examining fossil remains and other ancient evidence.
The finding, they say, suggests scientists should rethink whether we actually descended from apes resembling chimpanzees, which are considered our closest relatives.
creationwiki.org /index.php?title=Paleoanthropology   (775 words)

 Bones of Contention
And as preconceptions are the lens through which each scientist views the questions to be asked about the world and the "facts" perceived therein, there is always a good deal of room for lively disagreement.
Moreover, his public disagreements over the shape of the human family tree with his Oxford colleague Solly (now Lord Zuckerman and with Louis Leakey are prominent in the annals of the science of paleoanthropology, as is his involvement in unmasking the Piltdown fraud.
Paleoanthropology is like all other sciences, only more so.
www.clarku.edu /~piltdown/map_expose/chain_of_fraud.html   (4559 words)

 Paleoanthropology: See what people are saying right now on Technorati
Paleoanthropology: See what people are saying right now on Technorati
Paleoanthropology www.ebay.com - Find new and used education textbooks ranging from Architecture to zoology.
Carl Zimmer at the Loom has a very good discussion of the waxing and waning of opinion in the Paleoanthropology community with regard to Homo...
www.technorati.com /tag/paleoanthropology   (413 words)

 Amazon.com: Paleoanthropology: Books: Milford H. Wolpoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Paleoanthropology is separated into four parts, with a total of 14 chapters ranging from descriptions of the process of evolution, to the distinguishing anatomical features of the Anthropoidea and the hominins, and to the late Pleistocene.
It is not a book for newcomers who should introduce themselves to the subject through a more general summary; rather it is for the dedicated amateur and scholars to utilise at graduate level and as a professional reference work.
"Paleoanthropology" is, and deserves to be, the standard against which all paleoanthropology texts should be measured.
www.amazon.com /Paleoanthropology-Milford-H-Wolpoff/dp/0070716765   (1721 words)

 John Hawks Anthropology Weblog : Comparing astronomy to paleoanthropology
Without as strong a tradition of circulating results, paleoanthropology is at a comparable disadvantage when it comes to quality of science.
This is not necessarily bad; indeed, I would say that our research results ultimately undergo a much higher degree of scrutiny than most in the physical sciences.
The Paleoanthropology Society has already begun making dissertations available for download -- a sort of mini-arXiv for theses, with participation voluntary.
johnhawks.net /weblog/topics/meta/astronomy_paleoanthropology_2005.html?advanced_search=1   (1136 words)

 Biological Anthropology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Human anatomy the study of the anatomy and physiology of humans and their ancestors.
Paleoanthropology, the study of fossil evidence for human evolution.
Human behavioral ecology, the study of behavioral adaptations such as foraging, reproduction, and ontogeny from an evolutionary ecological perspective (see also behavioral ecology).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Physical_anthropology   (357 words)

 International Paleoanthropology Conference Kicks Off in Addis
“It is a momentous occasion for Ethiopian paleoanthropology,” says Jara Hailemariam, General Manager of the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) of the newly reorganized Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture.
Meanwhile, the state of paleoanthropology research in Ethiopia is also expected to be a favorite subject of discussion at the conference.
Together with the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture, the conference was made possible with the support of Austrian Minister of Science Elisabeth Gehrer and the Austrian Council of Science and Technology.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2002/02/01-02-02/International.htm   (363 words)

Paleoanthropology - Ancient island tools suggest Homo erectus was a seafarer.
For more than a century, one of the central questions in paleoanthropology has been whether modern man evolved from this hominid -- or was the Neanderthal a separate branch that became extinct?
In general, 'Neanderthals' is the informal designation of a morphologically distinctive group of large-brained hominids who inhabited Europe and western Asia between approximately 200,000 and less than 30,000 years ago.
www.roman-hartmann.de /html/paleoanthropology.html   (9599 words)

 MavicaNET - Paleoanthropology and Human Origins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
It recognizes that paleoanthropology is multidisciplinary in nature and the organization's central goal is to bring together physical anthropologists, archaeologists, paleontologists, geologists and a range of other researchers whose work has the potential to shed light on hominid behavioral and biological evolution. ;
The Institute of Human Origins, a non-profit, multidisciplinary research organization affiliated with Arizona State University, is dedicated to the recovery and analysis of the fossil evidence for human evolution.
IHO seeks to provide a singular research environment for leading investigators of paleoanthropology and, through the coordinated interaction of scientists, strives to allocate its resources strategically to permit research on the most important questions yet to be answered regarding the course, cause, and timing of biological and behavioral events in human evolution.
www.mavicanet.com /lite/lit/7592.html   (850 words)

 The Paleoanthropology Society Home Page
The online journal PaleoAnthropology is now being published jointly by the Society and the University of Pennsylvania Museum.
As a result, beginning immediately, the journal will be accessible free of charge to everyone, including non-members of the Paleoanthropology Society.
Articles are fully peer-reviewed and may contain large data files, numerous illustrations and links to visualizations; manuscripts based on dissertation work, up to entire dissertations, may be submitted as appropriate.
www.paleoanthro.org /default.htm   (517 words)

 The Leakey Foundation - Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships
The Franklin Mosher Baldwin Fellowships, established in 1977, reflect the Foundation's efforts to usher in a new era in African paleoanthropology.
Africa possesses such extraordinary resources in the field of prehistory--rich fossil and archaeological sites that are unparalleled--that the stewardship and careful use of these assets is a task of international importance.
By enabling bright young scholars to obtain graduate education, the Leakey Foundation is helping to equip these individuals to assume a leadership role in the future of paleoanthropology.
www.leakeyfoundation.org /grants/g3.jsp   (446 words)

If you wish to comment on articles appearing in PaleoAnthropology, please address your comments to either Karen Rosenberg (krr@UDel.Edu) or Harold Dibble (hdibble@sas.upenn.edu).
PaleoAnthropology is a peer-reviewed publication focusing on the general field of paleoanthropology as defined by the Paleoanthropology Society.
Preference is given to, but not confined to, articles that are more difficult to publish in traditional print journals.
www.paleoanthro.org /journal/default.htm   (84 words)

 Paleoanthropology - Dept. of Anthropology - College of Liberal Arts & Sciences - The University of Iowa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Paleoanthropology is an emerging focus in the Department of Anthropology at The University of Iowa.
Paleoanthropology resources in our department include: two biological anthropology/paleo-anthropology laboratories with a large recent human comparative skeletal collection (> 1,300 individuals), an extensive research quality hominid/primate cast collection, and a zooarchaeology laboratory with comparative faunal skeletal collections.
Human gross anatomy at the largest teaching hospital in the U.S. is available for those students in the Paleoanthropology focus who specialize in human paleontology.
www.uiowa.edu /~anthro/paleoanthro.htm   (457 words)

 Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft | Research | Departments | Paleoanthropology and Quaternary Paleontology ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Numerous collections of fossil animal remains, from Java (Indonesia), China, Eppelsheim and Dorn-Dürkheim (Rheinhessen), as well as temporarily loaned specimens from collections of the "Hominid Corridor Research Project" in Africa, for example from the "Chiwondo Beds" (Malawi) are available for research projects.
One of the most important European collections on remains of early man that had been compiled by G.H.R. von Koenigswald in Asia is maintained by the paleoanthropology section.
They are collected in the section in the archive of Koenigswald's documents and give an insight into von Koenigswald's work and his epoch.
www.senckenberg.de /root/index.php?page_id=902   (166 words)

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Part of the Biological Anthropology Program, the Paleoanthropology Laboratory serves as the locus for a broad range of activities focusing on the evolution of hominoids, including hominins, as well as other mammals.
Collaborations with other Program labs (functional morphology, primate behavioral and reproductive ecology, isotopic and materials research, genetics and genomics), as well as with other universities (Poitiers, Boston University), make possible interdisciplinary approaches to questions covering phylogenetics, systematics, behavioral reconstruction, broad patterns of faunal change and evolution, and paleoecology.
Fieldwork is strongly encouraged of all students, and is normally readily arranged.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~palanth   (92 words)

 Lesson Plans - Paleoanthropology—A Complex Career Choice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The simple answer is that a paleoanthropologist is a person who studies the origins of humans through fossils and artifacts.
However, the field of paleoanthropology is highly complex, with each related discipline influencing and furthering each of the others.
Student presentations and displays should reflect an understanding of the resources and projects studied, with a focus on the interconnectedness of topics in the field of paleoanthropology.
www.nationalgeographic.com /xpeditions/lessons/17/g68/alemseged1.html   (1539 words)

 PhD Position in Paleoanthropology: Integrative Aspects of the Development and Evolution of the Cranium —   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
PhD Position in Paleoanthropology: Integrative Aspects of the Development and Evolution of the Cranium
The goal of this project will be to identify patterns of covariation of features, as well as to document between-species differences in the integration of the cranial elements among adults and along ontogenetic trajectories.
A background in paleoanthropology and primatology is required.
www.virtual-anthropology.com /career_opportunities/mpea_postdoc02/view   (280 words)

 Amazon.com: God-Apes and Fossil Men: Paleoanthropology of South Asia: Books: Kenneth A. R. Kennedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Thereafter the text carries the story of human life on the subcontinent through distinct cultural periods from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age.
The book entitled "God-Apes and Fossil men: Paleoanthropology of South Asia" was of interest to me I read the book from a friend.
The major merit of authors approach has been a critical presentation of European concepts of human origins, biological diversity, and pre-historic life ways, and to appraise the reader about how those concepts were superimposed upon more native traditions, which addressed many of the same questions but from within an entirely distinctive cultural context and perceptions.
www.amazon.com /God-Apes-Fossil-Men-Paleoanthropology-South/dp/0472110136   (1344 words)

 A Look at Modern Human Origins - Paleoanthropology and Human Evolution Resources
This site is intended to serve the purpose of helping students of paleoanthropology in the process of research, and to provide a source of information for any layperson who may or may not have access to the requisite background or general information needed to come to a fuller understanding of human evolution.
Removed the Paleoanthropology Web Resources webring as it had few members and the webring company has become pop-up happy.
Added moderation to the guestbook, so I will be able to keep the spam advertisements out of the guestbook pre-emptively.
www.modernhumanorigins.net   (1360 words)

 Paleoanthropology Links
Paleoanthropology in the 1990's, by James Q. Jacobs
Paleoanthropology: a short journey through time, by Lorraine Dallmeier
Teaching paleoanthropology to high school students, by Sandra Bornstein
www.talkorigins.org /faqs/homs/links.html   (461 words)

 Glenn Conroy, Paleoanthropology in the Middle Awash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Paleoanthropology in the Middle Awash Region of Ethiopia
These photograph are from initial fieldwork in Glenn Conroy's latest research project, focusing on Plio-Pleistocene deposits in the Middle Awash region of Ethiopia.
GC Conroy, GW Weber, H. Seidler, W. Recheis, D. ur Nedden, J. Haile Mariam (2000) Endocranial capacity of the Bodo cranium determined from Three-Dimensional computed tomography.
www.artsci.wustl.edu /~anthro/conroy.html   (142 words)

 Virtual Paleoanthropology
The field of Human Paleontology and Physical Anthropology has been revolutionized by the development of what is more and more commonly called “virtual paleoanthropology”.
In the near future, the anatomy of the fossil hominids that usually represent rare and precious museum items, will no longer be studied on the specimens themselves but on virtual representation.
Gathering these numerical data, building virtual collections and being top notch in their analysis is one main axis of activity of the paleoanthropology group.
www.eva.mpg.de /evolution/files/virtual_palaeo.htm   (361 words)

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