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

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

Label
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
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
566/.096762/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
QE841
LC item number
.L68 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Leakey, Meave G.
  • Harris, John M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vertebrates, Fossil
  • Paleontology
  • Animals, Fossil
  • Lothagam Site (Kenya)
  • NATURE
  • SCIENCE
  • Animals, Fossil
  • Miocene Geologic Epoch
  • Paleontology
  • Vertebrates, Fossil
  • Kenya
Label
Lothagam : the dawn of humanity in eastern Africa, edited by Meave G. Leakey and John M. Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stratigraphy and depositional history of the Lothagam sequence / Craig S. Feibel -- Miocene and Pliocene paleosols of Lothagam / Jonathan G. Wynn -- Numerical age control for the Miocene-Pliocene succession at Lothagam, a hominoid-bearing sequence in the northern Kenya Rift / Ian McDougall and Craig S. Feibel -- Fossil crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) from Lothagam / Joel W. Martin and Sandra Trautwein -- Fossil fish remains from Mio-Pliocene deposits at Lothagam, Kenya / Kathlyn M. Stewart -- Fossil turtles from Lothagam / Roger C. Wood -- Late Miocene-early Pliocene crocodilian fauna of Lothagam, southwest Turkana Basin, Kenya / Glenn W. Storrs -- Lothagam birds / John M. Harris and Meave G. Leakey -- Rodents and lagomorphs from the Miocene and Pliocene of Lothagam, northern Kenya / Alisa J. Winkler -- Cercopithecidae from Lothagam / Meave G. Leakey, Mark F. Teaford and Carol V. Ward -- The Lothagam hominids / Meave G. Leakey and Alan C. Walker -- Mio-Pliocene Carnivora from Lothagam, Kenya / Lars Werdelin -- Elephantoidea from Lothagam / Pascal Tassy -- Deinotheres from the Lothagam succession / John M. Harris -- Fossil aardvarks from the Lothagam beds / Simon A.H. Milledge -- Lothagam Rhinocerotidae / John M. Harris and Meave G. Leakey -- Systematics and evolutionary biology of the late Miocene and early Pliocene hipparionine equids from Lothagam, Kenya / Raymond L. Bernor and John M. Harris -- Fossil Hippopotamidae from Lothagam / Eleanor M. Weston -- Lothagam Suidae / John M. Harris and Meave G. Leakey -- Lothagam giraffids / John M. Harris -- Bovidae from the Lothagam succession / John M. Harris -- Stable isotope ecology of northern Kenya, with emphasis on the Turkana Basin / Thure E. Cerling [and others] -- Isotope paleoecology of the Nawata and Nachukui formations at Lothagam, Turkana Basin, Kenya / Thure E. Cerling, John M. Harris and Meave G. Leakey -- Lothagam : its significance and contributions / Meave G. Leakey and John M. Harris -- Appendix : Notes on the reconstructions of fossil vertebrates from Lothagam / Mauricio Antón
Control code
53119634
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 678 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231507608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/leak11870
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2733q0
  • 62bdc7b2-31dd-45e4-9ac3-40490315b2bb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53119634
Label
Lothagam : the dawn of humanity in eastern Africa, edited by Meave G. Leakey and John M. Harris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stratigraphy and depositional history of the Lothagam sequence / Craig S. Feibel -- Miocene and Pliocene paleosols of Lothagam / Jonathan G. Wynn -- Numerical age control for the Miocene-Pliocene succession at Lothagam, a hominoid-bearing sequence in the northern Kenya Rift / Ian McDougall and Craig S. Feibel -- Fossil crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) from Lothagam / Joel W. Martin and Sandra Trautwein -- Fossil fish remains from Mio-Pliocene deposits at Lothagam, Kenya / Kathlyn M. Stewart -- Fossil turtles from Lothagam / Roger C. Wood -- Late Miocene-early Pliocene crocodilian fauna of Lothagam, southwest Turkana Basin, Kenya / Glenn W. Storrs -- Lothagam birds / John M. Harris and Meave G. Leakey -- Rodents and lagomorphs from the Miocene and Pliocene of Lothagam, northern Kenya / Alisa J. Winkler -- Cercopithecidae from Lothagam / Meave G. Leakey, Mark F. Teaford and Carol V. Ward -- The Lothagam hominids / Meave G. Leakey and Alan C. Walker -- Mio-Pliocene Carnivora from Lothagam, Kenya / Lars Werdelin -- Elephantoidea from Lothagam / Pascal Tassy -- Deinotheres from the Lothagam succession / John M. Harris -- Fossil aardvarks from the Lothagam beds / Simon A.H. Milledge -- Lothagam Rhinocerotidae / John M. Harris and Meave G. Leakey -- Systematics and evolutionary biology of the late Miocene and early Pliocene hipparionine equids from Lothagam, Kenya / Raymond L. Bernor and John M. Harris -- Fossil Hippopotamidae from Lothagam / Eleanor M. Weston -- Lothagam Suidae / John M. Harris and Meave G. Leakey -- Lothagam giraffids / John M. Harris -- Bovidae from the Lothagam succession / John M. Harris -- Stable isotope ecology of northern Kenya, with emphasis on the Turkana Basin / Thure E. Cerling [and others] -- Isotope paleoecology of the Nawata and Nachukui formations at Lothagam, Turkana Basin, Kenya / Thure E. Cerling, John M. Harris and Meave G. Leakey -- Lothagam : its significance and contributions / Meave G. Leakey and John M. Harris -- Appendix : Notes on the reconstructions of fossil vertebrates from Lothagam / Mauricio Antón
Control code
53119634
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 678 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231507608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/leak11870
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2733q0
  • 62bdc7b2-31dd-45e4-9ac3-40490315b2bb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53119634

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