King, G. and Bailey, G. (2006) Tectonics and human evolution. Antiquity, 80 (308). pp. 265-286. ISSN 0003 598XFull text not available from this repository.
The authors propose a new model for the origins of humans and their ecological adaptation. The evolutionary stimulus lies not in the savannah but in broken, hilly rough country where the early hominins could hunt and hide. Such ‘roughness’, generated by tectonic and volcanic movement characterises not only the African rift valley but probably the whole route of early hominin dispersal.
|Keywords:||Africa, Rift Valley, human origins, hominins, H. erectus, H. ergaster|
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Archaeology (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||28 Aug 2009 10:24|
|Last Modified:||28 Aug 2009 10:24|
|Publisher:||American Psychiatric Association|