Human adaptation in the Asian palaeolithic hominid dispersal and behaviour during the late quaternary

This book examines the first human colonization of Asia and particularly the tropical environments of Southeast Asia during the Upper Pleistocene. In studying the unique character of the Asian archaeological record, it reassesses long-accepted propositions about the development of human 'modern...

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Main Author: Rabett, Ryan J.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2012
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book examines the first human colonization of Asia and particularly the tropical environments of Southeast Asia during the Upper Pleistocene. In studying the unique character of the Asian archaeological record, it reassesses long-accepted propositions about the development of human 'modernity.' Ryan J. Rabett reveals an evolutionary relationship between colonization, the challenges encountered during this process – especially in relation to climatic and environmental change – and the forms of behaviour that emerged. This book argues that human modernity is not something achieved in the remote past in one part of the world, but rather is a diverse, flexible, responsive and ongoing process of adaptation
Physical Description:xii, 372 pages digital
ISBN:9781139087582