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The Resource First in line : tracing our ape ancestry, Tom Gundling

First in line : tracing our ape ancestry, Tom Gundling

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First in line : tracing our ape ancestry
Title
First in line
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tracing our ape ancestry
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Tom Gundling
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Language
eng
Summary
Despite Darwin's bold contention in 1871 that the likely ancestor for Homo sapiens was an African ape, the scientific community hesitated for decades before accepting small-brained but bipedal walking "apes" from southern Africa as direct human ancestors. Remains of the australopiths, as these bipedal apes are now called, were first discovered in 1924, yet 25 years passed before the australopiths found their place on the human family tree. This book is the first to document in detail this paradigm shift in paleoanthropology between 1924 and 1950. Tom Gundling examines a period in anthropological history when ideas about what it means to be human were severely tested. Drawing on extensive primary sources, many never before published, he argues that the reinterpretation of early human fossils came about at last because of changes in theoretical approach, not simply because new and more complete fossils had been recovered. Gundling concludes with a review of the most significant post-1950 events in the field of paleoanthropology
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Literary form
non fiction
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First in line : tracing our ape ancestry, Tom Gundling
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First in line : tracing our ape ancestry, Tom Gundling
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1nq4rk
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-191) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The great chain legacy -- Putting the chain in motion -- Finding missing links -- The southern ape -- Darwin redux
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1 online resource (xiii, 204 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780300104141
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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