Human Evolution through Developmental Change


Human Evolution through Developmental Change

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 508 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780801867323
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Reflect two major strands of research in the study of human heterochrony, the change in the timing and rate of development of individuals.

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Since Darwin's time, the natural selection of adult features has been emphasized as the dominant factor directing human evolution. In recent years, however, evolutionary scientists have recognized variations in the growth and development of individuals as an indispensable ingredient of evolutionary change. The chapters in Human Evolution through Developmental Change reflect two major strands of research in the study of human heterochrony, the change in the timing and rate of development of individuals. First, paleoanthropological evidence culled from the remains of infant and juvenile hominid fossils held in the world's museums has provided valuable new insights into the way naturally selected traits come about. Second, remarkable strides in molecular biology over the past twenty years have allowed scientists to confirm evolutionary relationships between species and test the relationships of new evolutionary patterns to changes in the rate of development at a variety of levels, from molecules to organ systems. Editors Nancy Minugh-Purvis and Kenneth J. McNamara have organized the chapters of the book into three sections. The first section considers theoretical applications of heterochronic methods to the hominid fossil record. The second section considers the relationship of developmental change to various aspects of hominid life history, including cognitive, sexual, and structural developments. The third section provides a chronological survey of heterochronic change in the hominid fossil record from the Pliocene to late Pleistocene eras. Human Evolution through Developmental Change will be a valuable resource for scientists and students of developmental biology, physical and social anthropology, and paleontology who wish to understand current views on the underlying mechanisms of human evolution. Contributors: David M. Alba, Institut de Paleontologia M. Crusafont, Spain * Robert L. Anemone, Western Michigan University * Susan C. Anton, Rutgers University * Christine Berge, Musee National d'Histoire Naturelle, France * Jose Braga, Universite Bordeaux I, France * George Chaplin, California Academy of Sciences * Susan J. Crockford, Pacific Identifications, Canada * Gunther J. Eble, Smithsonian Institution and Santa Fe Institute * Rebecca Z. German, University of Cincinnati * Laurie R. Godfrey, University of Massachusetts * Brian K. Hall, Dalhousie University, Canada * F. Clark Howell, University of California, Berkeley * Nina G. Jablonski, California Academy of Sciences * Jay Kelley, University of Illinois * Kevin K. Kuykendall, University of the Witswatersrand, South Africa * Bruno Maureille, Universite Bordeaux I, France * Michael L. McKinney, University of Tennessee * Kenneth J. McNamara, Western Australian Museum, Australia * Nancy Minugh-Purvis, MCP Hahnemann University * Andrew J. Nelson, University of Western Ontario, Canada * Sue Taylor Parker, Sonoma State University * Fernando Ramirez Rozzi, Meudon la Foret, France * Sean H. Rice, Yale University * Brian T. Shea, Northwestern University * Scott A. Stewart, University of Cincinnati * Michael R. Sutherland, University of Massachusetts * Jennifer L. Thompson, University of Nevada, Las Vegas * Frank L'Engle Williams, Pennsylvania State University

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           ix
F. Clark Howell
Preface xiii
List of Contributors xvii
What Is Heterochrony? 1 (6)
Kenneth J. McNamara
Part I Evolution and Development
Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Where 7 (21)
Embryos and Fossils Meet
Brian K. Hall
Shape and Stage in Heterochronic Models 28 (23)
David M. Alba
Multivariate Approaches to Development and 51 (28)
Gunther J. Eble
Are Some Heterochronic Transformations 79 (23)
Likelier than Others?
Brian T. Shea
Sequential Hypermorphosis: Stretching 102 (20)
Ontogeny to the Limit
Kenneth J. McNamara
Animal Domestication and Heterochronic 122 (32)
Speciation: The Role of Thyroid Hormone
Susan J. Crockford
The Role of Heterochrony in Primate Brain 154 (19)
Sean H. Rice
Part II The Evolution of Hominid Life-History
Brain Evolution by Stretching the Global 173 (16)
Mitotic Clock of Development
Michael L. McKinney
Natural Selection and the Evolution of 189 (18)
Hominid Patterns of Growth and Development
Nina G. Jablonski
George Chaplin
Kenneth J. McNamara
Sexual Dimorphism and Ontogeny in Primates 207 (16)
Rebecca Z. German
Scott A. Stewart
Life-History Evolution in Miocene and Extant 223 (26)
Jay Kelley
Dental Development and Life History in 249 (32)
Hominid Evolution
Robert L. Anemone
An Assessment of Radiographic and 281 (24)
Histological Standards of Dental Development
in Chimpanzees
Kevin L. Kuykendall
Evolutionary Relationships between Molar 305 (14)
Eruption and Cognitive Development in
Anthropoid Primates
Sue Taylor Parker
Part III The Evolution of Hominid Development
Enamel Microstructure in Hominids: New 319 (30)
Characteristics for a New Paradigm
Fernando Ramirez Rozzi
Cranial Growth in Homo erectus 349 (32)
Susan C. Anton
Peramorphic Processes in the Evolution of the 381 (24)
Hominid Pelvis and Femur
Christine Berge
Heterochrony and the Evolution of Neandertal 405 (37)
and Modern Human Craniofacial Form
Frank L'Engle Williams
Laurie R. Godfrey
Michael R. Sutherland
Adolescent Postcranial Growth in Homo 442 (22)
Andrew J. Nelson
Jennifer L. Thompson
Between the Incisive Bone and Premaxilla: 464 (15)
From African Apes to Homo sapiens
Bruno Maureille
Jose Braga
Heterochronic Change in the Neurocranium and 479 (20)
the Emergence of Modern Humans
Nancy Minugh-Purvis
Glossary 499 (2)
Index 501