Probing Human Origins
by Morris Goodman, et al.
Publisher: American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2002
Number of pages: 113
The evolutionary origins of humans involved molecular-genetic, organismal-phenotypic, and cultural-social changes that increased adaptability to physical environmental changes. This volume explores different facets of the complex holistic process of human origins.
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