Humanity from African Naissance to Coming Millennia arises out of the world's first Dual Congress that was held at Sun City, South Africa, from 28th June to 4th July 1998. "Dual Congress" refers to a conjoint, integrated meeting of two international scietific associations, the International Association for the Study of Human Palaeontology - IV Congress - and the International Association of Human Biologists. As part of the Dual Congress, 18 Colloquia were arranged , comprising invited speakers on human evolutionary aspects and on the living populations. This volume includes 39 refereed papers on these 18 colloquia. The contributions have been classified in eight parts covering a wide range of topics, from Human Biology, Human Evolution (Emerging Homo, Evolving Homo, Early Modern Humans), Dating, Taxonomy and Systematics, Diet, Brain Evolution. The book offers the most recent analyses and interpretations in different areas of evolutionary anthropology, and will serve well both students and specialists in human evolution and human biology.
409 p. : ill.