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The Resource Lothagam : the dawn of humanity in eastern Africa, edited by Meave G. Leakey and John M. Harris, (electronic resource)

Lothagam : the dawn of humanity in eastern Africa, edited by Meave G. Leakey and John M. Harris, (electronic resource)

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Lothagam : the dawn of humanity in eastern Africa
Title
Lothagam
Title remainder
the dawn of humanity in eastern Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Meave G. Leakey and John M. Harris
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Subject
Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
Dewey number
566/.096762/7
LC call number
QE841
LC item number
.L68 2003eb
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  • Leakey, Meave G
  • Harris, John Michael
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  • Vertebrates, Fossil
  • Paleontology
  • Animals, Fossil
  • Lothagam Site (Kenya)
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  • Located at the southwest corner of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya, Lothagam represents one of the most important intervals in African prehistory. Early human remains are restricted in distribution to Africa and the acquisition of an upright bipedal striding gait, the hallmark of humanity, appears to be at least circumstantially linked to the reduction of equatorial forests and the spread of grasslands on that continent. The diverse Lothagam fauna documents the end-Miocene transition from forested to more open habitats that were exploited by grazing horses and antelopes, hippos, giant pigs, and true elephants. It also includes spectacularly complete fossil carnivore skeletons and some of the oldest human remains.Enlisting a team of highly qualified specialists, this book provides the geologic context and dating framework for the Lothagam fossiliferous sequences, describes the immense diversity of vertebrate fossils recovered from the Late Miocene and Early Pliocene sediments, and synthesizes the results to interpret the changing paleoenvironments that prevailed at this site. The book will interest anthropologists, paleontologists, geologists, and anyone interested in human origins
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Lothagam : the dawn of humanity in eastern Africa, edited by Meave G. Leakey and John M. Harris, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000194429
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (689 pages)
Isbn
9780231507608
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000194429
Label
Lothagam : the dawn of humanity in eastern Africa, edited by Meave G. Leakey and John M. Harris, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000194429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (689 pages)
Isbn
9780231507608
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000194429

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